#AEOSTYLE Roundup: College Fashionista Denim Days Edition

Throughout the month of August, we’re teaming up with College Fashionista to bring you a back to school style guide featuring our new Denim X and Flex/Denim fits. Now that school is in session, it’s time to amp up your personal #AEOSTYLE with fun accessories to make each outfit unique. Check out what these four style gurus paired with their AEO denim, and don’t forget to start snapping your own back to school photos on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

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Style Guru, Ana, gets cozy between classes in the AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean.

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AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean
AEO Patterned Open Cardigan (Shop Similar)
AEO Wool Feather Panama Hat (Shop Similar)

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Style Guru, Shea, styles our AEO Sateen X Jegging with an urban vibe.

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AEO Sateen X Jegging
AEO Soft & Sexy Jegging T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Plaid Boyfriend Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Lace Up Platform Sneaker (Shop Similar)
AEO Lightweight Slouchy Beanie (Shop Similar)

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Style Guru, Anna, combines earthy, neutral tones with distressed denim in the AEO Denim X Skinny Jean.

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AEO Denim X Skinny Jean
AEO Lace Inset Peasant Top (Shop Similar)
AEO Almond Toe Ballet Flat (Shop Similar)

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Style Guru, Stephen, looks polished and casual in the Skinny Core Flex Jean.

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Skinny Core Flex Jean
AEO Solid Poplin Button Down Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Lace-Up Court Sneaker (Shop Similar)
AEO Aviator Sunglasses (Shop Similar)

Tell us what denim fit you’ll be rocking throughout the semester in the comments below.

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Parkour Time: 10 Questions With Tim Burton

We’re introducing AEO Flex/Denim, an innovative new denim technology that moves with you in three different levels of flexibility — Core, Active, and Extreme — and we wanted to really put it to the test. So, we partnered with the amazing athletes of WFPF to showcase the revolutionary versatility of these jeans and what you can do in them. We featured three parkour athletes in our latest Flex/Denim video and were so impressed by their talent that we wanted to get to know them a little more. Read on for our second interview with Tim Burton.

Tim Burton Parkour

AEO: Who are some of your heroes? They do not have to be athletes.
TB: Parkour hero: Florian H. (MonkeeeyMan on YouTube) or Callum Powell. Flo for his crazy speed and precision, and I feel like Callum’s early videos represent so much of what I love in parkour. Solid training, adventure with friends, and strange goofy shenanigans. Music hero: Mike Portnoy or Claudio Sanchez. Both way too talented and I love their music. Life hero: C.S. Lewis or Ravi Zacharias. Both incredibly wise, pillars of truth in my life.

AEO: When did you become interested in Parkour?
TB: I was ready for parkour before I had ever seen it or knew it had a name. As a kid, I always made obstacles courses for myself, tried to run on walls or jump over gaps, climbed all the things, etc. When I saw it for the first time on the internet at the age of 14, there wasn’t even an option not to start.

Tim Burton Parkour

AEO: How much time do you spend practicing in a week?
TB: Currently, I only practice around 6-10 hours a week. That’s not near as often as I used to or as I’d like, but work keeps me pretty dang busy.

AEO: What was your favorite part about shooting the AEO Flex Video?
TB: I think if I had to pick a favorite part about shooting the AEO Flex video, it would be the production quality – specifically the cameras. I’ve seen countless parkour videos, but few shot with the quality of RED cameras and drones they were using.  Those shots looked incredible, and it was pretty wild to see myself included in them!

AEO: What was the most dangerous Parkour move you’ve done to date? Any injuries?
TB: There’s a decent amount of high consequence jumps I’ve done where if you don’t stick the landing, you’ve got a hefty drop to negotiate. I did a kong precision not long ago on a parking garage roof – just a medium power pass, but around 5 story drop if you didn’t stick the landing.

Tim Burton Parkour

AEO: What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
TB: Something interesting most people don’t know? I have a very strong passion for music. Whenever I’m doing less parkour and have more time, I will most definitely be getting a band together.

AEO: Greatest advice you’ve ever received in Parkour? And any advice for aspiring Parkour athletes?
TB: Best advice I’ve probably ever received is treat parkour with immense respect as one would a martial art. Spend years honing your basics and foundation, be patient with your progress but always push yourself to be challenged in all manner of ways, and absolutely leave your ego at the door. Don’t take yourself too seriously, have fun, its not about being better than everyone else.

AEO: What was your favorite thing about the Flex denim?
TB: Hands down favorite thing about the Flex denim is the range of motion they allowed. Not restrictive at all, super comfortable, and looked pretty dang sharp to go with it.

Tim Burton Parkour

AEO: Where else would you wear AEO Flex to?
TB: I’d wear those jeans anywhere. Comfortable enough to wear any casual day out with friends and looked plenty slick to wear with a suit coat to a nice dinner or event.

AEO: Top 3 songs you are listening to right now?
TB: Top 3 songs right now?! Can I just pick albums? How about, Holding On To You by Twenty One Pilots, Pay No Mind by Madeon, and Alpha by Periphery.

Follow Tim’s daily adventures here, and make sure to check out our previous interviews with Max Henry and Paul Joseph, two of the other WFPF athletes featured in our video.

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#AEOSTYLE Roundup: College Fashionista Denim Days Edition

Throughout the month of August, we’re teaming up with College Fashionista to bring you a back to school style guide featuring our new Denim X and Flex/Denim fits. First impressions last forever, so we want you to make your mark in our best fit ever as soon as you step on campus. Check out what #AEOSTYLE these five style gurus will be wearing on their first day of class and throughout the year, and don’t forget to start snapping your own back to school photos on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

Victoria

Style Guru, Victoria, rocks the AEO Denim X Boho Artist Flare Jean.

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AEO Denim X Boho Artist Flare Jean
AEO Skinny Tassel Scarf (Shop Similar)
AEO Suede Fringe Crossbody Purse (Shop Similar)

Nada

Style Guru, Nada, adds some edge to a prep style in the AEO Denim X Skinny Jean.

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AEO Denim X Skinny Jean
AEO Favorite Pocket T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
G.H. Bass & Co. WeeJuns Loafer (Shop Similar)

Lucy

Style Guru, Lucy, shows off her classic school spirit in the AEO Denim X Jegging.

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AEO Denim X Jegging
AEO Soft & Sexy Striped Baby T-Shirt (Shop Similar)

Ashley

Style Guru, Ashley, does denim on denim in the AEO Denim X Jegging.

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AEO Denim X Jegging
AEO Classic Denim Jacket (Shop Similar)
AEO Soft & Sexy Oversized T-Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Huarache Buckled Sandal (Shop Similar)

Andy

Style Guru, Andy, keeps his back to school look clean in the Slim Extreme Flex Jean.

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Slim Extreme Flex Jean
AEO Solid Poplin Button Down Shirt (Shop Similar)
AEO Solid V-Neck Sweater (Shop Similar)

Tell us what denim fit you’ll be wearing on your first day of class in the comments below.

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The coolest new partnership: AEO Flex/Denim x WFPF

If you asked the all-knowing Internet, “Internet, what is Parkour?” you’d likely get an answer describing it as “the activity of moving rapidly through any environment–typically an urban one–while running, jumping and climbing over obstacles.”

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Parkour Women’s Jam, Photo: Anya Chibis

If you asked a Parkour historian, you’d probably learn that this “new” sport’s roots go all the way back to the early 1900s, when French naval lieutenant Georges Hebert developed a training method that combined obstacle course challenges with what he considered to be a more “natural” way of moving.

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GCA Parkour WFPF/USAParkour gym, Photo: Matt FitzGerald

But if you asked any of us at the World Freerunning Parkour Federation (WFPF) that very same question, you’d receive a different (and definitely unanimous) response: Parkour is a way of life, a way of looking at the world and believing that there’s no obstacle we can’t overcome. Part martial art, part extreme sport, and part creative expression, Parkour’s unique physical and mental practice is truly a lifestyle–and one that continues to grow today, in almost every country around the globe.

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WFPF Instructor certification graduates at Scottsdale Parkour Freerunning

That’s where we come in. Founded in 2008, WFPF brought together some of the world’s most accomplished Parkour athletes in an effort to preserve the sport’s values while also developing it responsibly. Over the years, we’ve worked with thousands of practitioners in over 50 countries. We’ve also partnered with a limited number of brands–usually those already rooted in the Parkour community–that share our enthusiasm for leading a positive, outside-the-box lifestyle.

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WFPF Athletes, Photo: Ewan Burns

So, when AEO came to us with their new AEO Flex/Denim line, we were curious… and when they told us that the jeans feature an innovative denim technology that allows for all kinds of extreme movement, we were excited.

We decided to put them to the ultimate test: Let’s see what some of the world’s top Parkour athletes can really do in them… and, hey, let’s film it too.

The result? Not only did we have an awesome time making the video, but, well, let’s just say you gotta see it to believe it. These jeans are the real deal.

 

Want to learn more about WFPF and what they do? Check out WFPF.com and USAParkour.org. And watch more WFPF videos here.

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