The Best Jeans for Men to Wear in Spring and Summer 2019

first_img $98 from Levi’s $129 from Duer DSTLD Skinny Jeans This pair features a “15-year wash,” made to look like you just picked them up at that thrift store you visited during a summer weekend in the country. They’re a skinny fit, but have just enough stretch to keep them comfortable. Do the math to figure out how old you were 15 years ago…pull these on, and act like your best days are ahead of you.  The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits You Need One (Or More) of the Best Men’s Henley Shirts in Your Wardrobe Wrangler Icons 11 MWZ Slim JeanAnother classic American denim brand, Wrangler dipped into its archives to see what iconic silhouettes might work for today’s customer. This slim jean features “broken twill denim” (meaning the diagonal weave is reversed to form a zig-zag pattern), tobacco-colored stitching, the brand’s classic rope logo button, and a deep watch pocket. It sits above the waist for that trendy “Dad jean” look but does have a slimmer “kick” at the bottom.  34 Heritage Courage Straight Leg in Safe Soft Touch34 Heritage practically invented the jeans wardrobe for the boss who can wear them to work. Available in several silhouettes, it’s easy to find a pair that complement just about any guy’s body, the brand focuses on fabrics that feel amazing to the touch, in colors that work for everything from the new client pitch to dinner at the club. We like this sage “Soft Touch” fabric in a light, stretch blend that offers a hint of color; pair it with a lightweight cotton sweater, an earthy polo shirt, or a plaid button-up and chocolate brown blazer for dressier occasions.  The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style Raleigh Denim Alexander StretchRaleigh takes a can-do approach to denim, and this new pair features 22 percent stretch fiber for comfort and features a relaxed fit. Black may seem antithetical to summer style, but it always looks cool and crisp with a classic white T-shirt, or linen in white, khaki, or brown for an earthy, desert look.  $85 from DSTLD Levi’s Engineered 570 Baggy Taper JeansLevi’s introduced engineered jeans, designed for a movement-friendly, ergonomic fit, back in 1999. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the collection, America’s classic denim brand has released an updated version that offers extra comfort and ease of motion…perfect for summer’s action-packed life. They feature four-way stretch denim, and are a bit fuller through the thigh, with a tapered leg opening.  Lucky Brand 410 Athletic Slim Tencel JeanProviding a bit more of an athletic fit to compensate for those squats and deadlifts you’ve been doing all winter, the 410 offers a Tencel (an eco-friendly cellulose fiber) blend denim that feels lighter and softer from day one. We like this Leadbetter paler wash paired with our favorite T-shirts for more casual pursuits. Pair them with a white linen shirt for that first summer evening dinner spent out under the stars. center_img $119 from Stio $185 from 34 Heritage $109 from Wrangler As spring warms into summer, all-American, classic denim becomes our go-to for everything from relaxed corporate dress codes to the perfect uniform for star-spangled fireworks. Lighter weight denim makes jeans perfect for all but the hottest summer nights, and the added benefits of stretch and construction for increased movement help with getting outside for hiking, biking…even an active morning commute. Most importantly, denim is always about badass style, offering something that’s a little cooler in attitude, as much as mercury-fighting temperatures. For the next few weeks, pair these summer denim styles with lightweight leather jackets, denim jackets and shirts, and cotton knits. When things get a bit warmer, choose classic white T-shirts and tank tops, linen button-ups … or no shirt at all once that summer tan has finally kicked in. Best Jeans for Men 2019 Duer Performance Denim SlimDuer is a jean designed by Gary Lennett, a guy who earned his chops manufacturing denim for big brands like Levi’s but wanted a pair that worked for his love of cycling. The brand’s performance denim not only features stretch fibers for movement but also Coolmax to keep things cool and dry. The jeans’ construction features a gusset for added freedom of movement, making them perfect for a morning bike commute, while the dark wash will blend in nicely at that first meeting of the day. The slim fit is available in seven different washes, from a pale, vintage blue to a deep, dark black.  Stio Men’s Rivet JeanStio is an outdoor brand, making clothes for guys who may be more comfortable on a mountain trail than in a conference room…but that won’t hold these jeans back from being a part of your summer casual office wardrobe. Again, a bit of stretch and a gusseted inseam provide a full range of motion, for climbing rocks as much as hurdling over client expectations.  $209 from Raleigh Denim Editors’ Recommendations Dumbgood Makes ’90s Nostalgia Apparel and We Aren’t Mad About it $99 from Lucky Brand The Best Graphic Tee Companies to Liven Up Your Wardrobe last_img read more

Kaho Theater In Fukuoka Discover The Essence Of The Japanese Stage

first_imgGoing further into the back, I discovered a room containing props that have been used in past performances. You shouldn’t touch the props, but you can look at the masks and objects used on stage.A Tour of Naraku – The Bottom of the Stage On the lateral sides of the audience seats there are two hanamichi – long narrow paths used by the actors to come in and out. The close distance between the actors and the audience is also one of the appealing points about watching performances in this theater. This towel may be the best souvenir or gift from your visit to Kaho Theater. Iizuka in Fukuoka prefecture once prospered as a coal mining town, but even now, when the population has decreased, the heart of the town – its great playhouse – is still left. This playhouse is called Kaho gekijō (Kaho Theater).A Large Stage and Spacious Seats for the Audience While visiting, you can wear the costumes and take pictures! How about making some great memories of your visit by feeling like one of the actors? The lights above the audience are brand new and each one is shaped after an animal or a plant motif. The second floor seats have a different atmosphere. To make viewing the performance a little bit easier, the seats are slightly slanted. At Kaho Theater you can take a tour of the “naraku”. In Japanese,”naraku” usually means “hell”, but in the world of the theater the word refers to the area behind the curtains and below the stage, which supports the performance. After having overcome various difficulties like fires and floods, Kaho Theater continues to be loved by the locals, by the actors, and their fans.We warmly recommend this place to those who want to experience the world of Japanese traditional theater from close and wish to learn more about a stage with a rich history. Inside the theater there are guidance information systems in various languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai) and if you use the Wi-Fi system you can hear the information while on your tour.If you visit Fukuoka, do go to explore the living cultural asset that is Kaho Theater. In the lobby there is a stand selling book covers, picture postcards, and Japanese hand towels.center_img This is the second floor exhibition room. A large number of props were lost in the flood that occurred in 2003, but the objects that were saved are carefully displayed in this room.Souvenirs From Your Theater Tour As soon as you enter the theater, you will be impressed by the atmosphere of this place, which seems to be from another era. Able to accommodate 750-1200 members in the audience, it’s the largest wooden playhouse in Japan. The tatami style seats that are partitioned by a wooden frame are called masuseki and are a distinctive feature of traditional theaters.The theater was built using large wooden beams, which made it possible to create a wide space for the audience, without any pillars. Going further to the back, there is a path that stretches straight. This place is right under the hanamichi. This is the seri. Shaped like a mikoshi (portable shrine), it has two poles that are maneuvered by eight people.Related article: Japanese Encyclopedia: Mikoshi (“Portable Shrine”) This is how the stage looks like. Its size is impressive! Some of the features of this stage originate in the Edo period *(1603-1868), for instance the seri (*1) or the “revolving stage”.*1: Seri… an equipment where a part of the floor is cut out, making it posible for actors to appear on stage through that pit. The “revolving stage” (meguributai) can be operated by pushing the 12 poles using human strength. This is the largest revolving stage in Japan. The sajiki-seki can be considered “VIP seats”, the best seats in theaters for kabuki and traditional performing arts. Because Kaho Theater hosts performances regularly, stage tours are only possible when there aren’t performances going on. (There’s a chance you can’t visit the theater the day before the performance). Information about the performance schedule, tickets, and tour schedules can be found on the home page of the theater.In Conclusion Several posters of past performances are on display. By looking at them, you can see that various kinds of traditional entertainment such as kabuki, popular plays, ballad shows, pro wrestling, boxing, comedy, and even circus performances have been offered hereA Different Atmosphere on the Second Floorlast_img read more