Last Saturday I went to a jeans fitting session in the Jervis Shopping Centre, Dublin. I’ve never been to style consultant, I’m pretty confident that I know what does and doesn’t suit me, purely through trial and error. Still, there is always a small notion that you could be missing something fabulous that you’ve never tried before.
I met Brendan Courtney at 3pm, and I knew that if I learned anything that afternoon, it was that he is a genuinely sound bloke. I left myself in his hands as he showed me my personal do’s and don’ts of wearing jeans.
Firstly, what not to do… never wear high-waisted light-wash jeans. See image below, (photo on left…) Because I have a short torso in relation to my legs, this style of jean basically made me look ridiculous. Brendan Courtney‘s advice was that instead of accentuating my waist, these jeans hid it. So if I did want to go high waisted, the only way to do it was to go extreme and try a pair that incorporates a wasp waist.
I then tried a pair of dark wash skinnies; simple, chic, classic, a jean for every day. I loved the colour…
They fitted great, (I like my jeans to be tight-ish). But when Brendan took a quick snap of me and we reviewed the photo…well, our faces in the shot below speak volumes.
Literally, without a second thought, he went to back to Topshop and returned with the same jean in a dark-blue wash…
A massive thanks to Mr. Courtney for his patience and for sharing all that knowledge with me.
As part of the Fashion Movement, the ‘Jean-ius Jeans’ style station is a FREE JEANS FITTING SERVICE, running every Saturday and Sunday until 10th September, at the old Waterstones store, Jervis Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 2.
Also a big auld thanks to Fafs for taking the snaps.