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How to Make Shorts from Old Jeans | Men's Shorts

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Saks 5th Avenue has insane pricing! However, Off 5th is a hidden gem which is like a second hand Saks. Aaron Marino of alpha m. found some high end outlets in Florida. Upon looking around, he found an excellent pair of cut-off jean shorts. Does your style-whistle go off?

There IS a difference between hideous with finished hem and rugged & distressed like these. But the price was ... breath-taking! Alpha presents a great option for jeans you don't wear anymore or the bottoms are worn out. He demonstrates the method for cutting as well as how to fringe and distress the edge. Alpha presents a side-by-side comparison to conclude.

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Warehouse Clubs for Clothes | Bargain and Budget Shopping -
May 22, 2013
Subscribe to Alpha M. on YouTube Alpha already did a piece about Costco's slim fit dress shirts for $19.95.  Aaron Marino of alpha m. is now scouting Sam's Club. He found some great deals on Izod shirts, slim fit Kenneth Cole dress shirts, and Lucky Brand jeans. You can't try-on anything; however, you can take them back easily. Remember, with these warehouse clubs, selection depends on new inveRead More»
Are You a Denim Head? | The Art of Wearing Raw Denim -
March 28, 2013
What's in your freezer? If the answer is "a pair of jeans", then you're definitely a Denim Head. If I ask how long you've been wearing a pair of jeans that have never been washed and the answer is six months... you better be a Denim Head! So, what's all the stir about, and why have raw jeans captured the interest and imagination of so many guys? Possibly because the topic involves a man's favoriteRead More»
Raw Denim 101 | A Beginners Guide to Understanding Raw Denim  -
March 21, 2013
 Unbranded Naked & Famous A.P.C. 3sixteen We all can agree that all men need that one pair of favorite jeans. But finding that perfect pair is easier said than done. During your shopping, you've been hearing a lot about raw or dry denim. Today, Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses raw denim. This video is a denim for dummies. Alpha talks about how raw denim skips the washing process which a darRead More»
When NOT to Tailor | Clothing Alterations -
February 13, 2013
No, no, no, no! Too far to tailor baggy jeans to slim fit. Aaron Marino of alpha m. says a tailor is essential for perfectly fitting clothes. However, sometimes the cost of modification is the same as the replacement cost. Treat yourself to the new straight fitting jeans and save the baggy ones for working on the car. Read More»

Dressing the Tall Guy -
February 12, 2013
It's time to give tall men the spot light by taking a look at their world of fashion, and the challenges many of our vertically gifted brothers encounter everyday. Unfortunately, the clothing industry has not caught up to the needs of tall men, so men who are 6'3" (6 feet-3 inches) and taller typically have to hunt a little longer and harder to find clothing and styles that are readily available tRead More»
How to Shorten Jeans | Hemming Jeans -
February 7, 2013
Blue Jean Original Hem Alpha gives a shout-out to all the shorties like himself. So how can you keep your jeans looking good when making them shorter? Aaron Marino of alpha m. talks about having a tailor hem the jeans. The tailor can keep the factory edge. Alpha gives a quick explanation. You can't even tell the jeans have been altered. Experts in hemming are hard to find, and the video below is dRead More»
Affliction Jeans Fix | Customize Clothes -
January 30, 2013
It's custom craft time at alpha m.! Did you spend some money on some over-the-top jeans back in the day? Think outside of the box by customizing clothes you don't wear. Aaron Marino of alpha m. demonstrates how to customize the Affliction jeans with the big bold white stitching, big pockets on the back, big silver button and flap with the back pockets, and logo. Remove the logo and remove the flaRead More»
Men's Pant Fit Options | Standard, Relaxed, Straight, Slimmer Tailored -
November 1, 2012
This video presents a crash course on pant fit. Aaron Marino of alpha m. states that four fits are essential to know, and skipping the first two is advised. Focus on the straight and slimmer tailored fits The standard fit has a standard / regular rise which doesn't elongate your legs. The regular rise is around 12 inches long. The pant leg is a little wider, creating a bit baggier of a pant. The Read More»
Make Your Own Jeans | Customize Clothes -
October 31, 2012
Make Your Own Jeans So when you go shopping for blue jeans, do you leave with perfect pair of jeans? Aaron Marino of alpha m. discusses a different option for jeans, which is through a website that specializes in custom blue jeans. 'Make Your Own Jeans' is the Modern Tailor version for blue  jeans! You can select different washes, weights, pockets, and embroidery. Get tailor made jeans as per yoRead More»

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