Introducing AEO Wear America

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This season, we partnered with extremely talented designers to bring you awesome products that were created in the USA. We will be introducing you to some of these designers over the next couple of months, sharing the inspiration behind their designs and a look into their studios.

In addition to these collaborations, we’re excited to announce our own collection of T-shirts, jeans and more products that we made in the USA. Here is a little back story from our NYC designers about the denim.

“Our women’s jeans are inspired by the Gold Miner jeans of the 1890’s and hand sewn in L.A.,” says our denim designer, Helen K. “Each pair is unique and takes over two days to make… crafted from 11.75 oz. denim yarns produced in our Greensboro, N.C. mill and finished them with timeworn topstitching, busted outseams, vintage metal shanks and rivet finishes.”

We asked men’s denim Sr. Design Director, Clint G., about the inspiration behind the denim and he said, “Authentic, masculine, old-fashioned American jeans! Inspiration came from our very own AEO vintage denim archives, which I have accumulated over the years. It’s a combination of flea market finds and jeans from vintage dealers. These jeans are crafted from slubbed 11.75 oz. and pure indigo 13 oz. denim in our North Carolina and Georgia mills and finished with hand sanded and whiskered details.”

In addition to our Wear America collection, here are the other brands we are partnering with:  Woolrich, Pendleton, Topo Designs, Baggu, Word., The Urban Smith, Muses & Rebels, Pommes Frites Candle Co., The Great Lakes, Wit & Whistle and Knot & Bow.

 

Keep checking the blog for interviews with the designers from these brands.

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PROJECT LIVE YOUR LIFE: I’MPERFECT EDITION

Project Live Your Life is back! This time we’re giving away up to $5,000 a day for 15 days ($75,000 total!) and made it even easier to enter. Here’s what you need to know.

Enter directly on Instagram or Twitter. Here’s how:

1. Instagram or tweet a photo of yourself wearing denim with the phrase “I’MPERFECT IN MY #AEOJEANS BECAUSE _________. #AEOCONTEST.”

2. You’ll receive either a comment or tweet from us with a link to complete your entry.

3. Follow the link, complete your entry and you’re in!

4. Check the contest site, Instagram and the blog to see if you’re a daily winner.

You can also enter on the contest site:

1. Go to WWW.AE.COM/IMPERFECT

2. Click “Upload Photo” at the top of the page and complete the entry process. Don’t forget to include “I’MPERFECT IN MY #AEOJEANS BECAUSE _________. #AEOCONTEST.” in the description of your photo.

3. Check the contest site, Instagram and the blog to see if you’re a daily winner.

Need some style inspiration for your photo? Check out some of our previous Project Live Your Life winners rocking their #AEOJEANS.

Khiry

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