Oslo, Norway is a city with a unique world perspective. It is a city of contrasts, founded in the eleventh century, yet home of some amazing modern architecture. Despite it’s far-northerly latitude, the climate is relatively mild, and Oslo gets anywhere from 6 precious hours of daylight during the winter to more than 18 hours of daylight during midsummer. It is also home to designers Mardou&Dean, established in 2007.
Norway has a long maritime history, and Mardou&Dean’s battered jeanswear looks like something you may have worn for a summer or two you spent sailing. With details like knee blow-outs, fading, and other “imperfections,” you get the look of long-loved jeans from the moment you put them on. In addition to traditional denim, there are many styles in non-denim cotton fabrics, all done in muted colors for a real “urban traveler” look.
Mardou&Dean jeans are body conscious – both the men’s and women’s styles. Full length jeans are skinny legged, with some cut with a low waist, and others cut with a somewhat higher waist. The shorts are very short – perfect for those who like showing a bit of leg in the summertime. Every style offered is made to blend effortlessly into your wardrobe, whether paired with equally vintage-looking pieces, or with a brand new graphic tee or hoodie.