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Denim Expert Benjamin Talley Smith on Making Best-Selling Khaite and Reformation Jeans, Plus the Styles to Shop This Summer

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MassArt Alumus, Benjamin Talley Smith (’01 BFA Fashion Design), the founder of the renowned denim atelier Talley Creative, has been making waves in the fashion industry. Described as “the most influential jeans guy you’ve never heard of” by The New York Times, Smith discusses his extensive experience in the denim industry. He has collaborated with numerous high-profile brands, including Helmut Lang, Earnest Sewn, Ulla Johnson, Jordache, Re/Done, Everlane, Reformation, and Khaite.

In his interview on the Who What Wear Podcast, Ben shares insights into the best denim pairs currently available, the resurgence of low-rise jeans, and the story behind naming Khaite’s Danielle jeans after his wife. He also hints at an exciting upcoming denim line with Spanx set to launch in 2025.

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