During my run up and down Manhattan last week checking out the Fall 2010 collections, I had the unexpected pleasure of checking out newcomer Terrance Sullivan's namesake line. Sullivan is unique to premium denim in that he is based out of Birmingham, Michigan as opposed to LA or NY, but his collection is hand done in Detroit. 

DSC02229So far the line is characterized by body-flattering skinny jeans with tasteful embellishments, such as multiple zippers at the knees which duplicate the frayed holes that are popular as of late, but give you the option to close them. Also, ruching at the back ankle managed not to be cheesy and was actually a welcome detail. Abrasians were not so much destructed as they were heavily scratched and washes varied from a simple gray fade to marblized. Most every jean I looked at had some characteristic embellishment, but still maintained a form of simplicity which I found both surprising and pleasing. This brand has yet to launch so its hard to say whether this will be a continuing signature of the brand or if it will change over time. However a visit to DSC02232TerranceSullivan.com shows that there are cleaner, very sophisticated offerings as well, which are sure to have longevity if the brand does.

Terrance Sullivan is expected to launch through e-tailers July 1st and will roll out into department stores sometime later with the prices ranging from $175 – $475.

UPDATE: Terrance Sullivan is based out of Birmingham, Michigan, but is hand done in NY with all finishing done in LA.