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Dad Style: Stretch Denim

When I thought about starting the Dad Style series, the first item that came to mind is stretch denim. I first discovered them about 6-7 years ago. After buying my first pair I wanted every pair of jeans I bought to have a bit of stretch. When kids came into the picture, they became even more valuable.

So what is stretch denim? It’s exactly how it sounds. It’s denim with about 1-3% elastane (aka spandex). To the naked eye, they look like every other pair of jeans. But to the touch, they give just the flex you need as dad.

Kids are active, and demand that you be active along with them. So you need pants that can move and be flexible with you. And they’re certainly more comfortable than your standard jeans.

In terms of brands, just pick your favorite and they more than likely have a stretch option. You’d be hard pressed to find a brand without it.

There are no special style guidelines for stretch denim. You wear them exactly like you’re used to wearing them.

Items You Should Invest In


We’re all about finding the best deals and budget shopping when your bank account tells you to do so. But over time we’ve come to realize through experience, that there are some clothing items that you should really thinking about investing in, and not skimping. This isn’t to say you need to buy something full price. More so that you should just think about spending a little more money in exchange for better quality.

3 Outfits, 3 Price Points

Photo by @subraytan on Flickr Photo by @subraytan on Flickr

We thought it would be a fun exercise to choose a few different price points and challenge ourselves to put together outfits at each of those budgets. And these are our results. It’s worth nothing that some of these items we chose are full price, while others can be had on sale. But we hope this serves as inspiration on what you can do with different price points.

Clothing Care, Part 1

While we obviously love talking about clothes, and even more so wearing them, we think it’s a good idea to start talking about proper care for them. It may seem like a no brainer to just throw all your clothes into the wash, set the water to warm, then throw them in the dryer when done. In some cases, you’d be right. In most, that’d be wrong. We’d like to give you some tips on making your clothes last a little longer, and it doesn’t involve your dryer. We won’t be able to cover everything in one newsletter, but this should be a good start.