7 for All Mankind
Cofounded by Los Angeles entrepreneurs Michael Glasser, Jerome Dahan, and Peter Koral in the year 2000, 7 for All Mankind began as a unique brand of women's jeans. Dahan and Glasser were both veterans of the apparel industry, and they noticed that women didn't have many options in terms of contemporary denim. The company immediately made a name for itself by offering innovative fits, finishes, and fabrics. The brand's popularity effectively set the stage for a wave of competitors to begin offering designer denim, and it helped make Los Angeles a major center of casual fashion.
7 for All Mankind (often nicknamed "Sevens" by brand enthusiasts) began venturing out into other demographics with its introduction of men's and kids' collections in the early 2000s. The company was acquired by the VF Corporation in 2007, and 7 for All Mankind is now one of the parent company's top-performing contemporary brands. Today, clothes are sold in more than 100 7 for All Mankind retail stores around the world. It's also distributed through high-end department stores and specialty boutiques. Between its brick-and-mortar locations and its ecommerce sites, the brand's apparel is available in more than 80 countries across the globe.
Denim continues to be the hallmark of the 7 for All Mankind women's collection. Jeans are organized by rise and by cut, and the brand offers several variations on some of its most popular styles. Skinny jeans are available in cuts with different lengths and inseams. Girlfriend and boyfriend jeans are looser in the legs and feature cuffed bottoms. Straight-leg jeans are form-fitting and slimming without being quite as tight as skinny options. Finally, the brand's bootcut jeans are fitted in the thigh but flare out at the bottom. Within all these categories, you can also choose from high-rise, low-rise, and mid-rise, in addition to selecting your favorite colors and washes. Beyond jeans, other denim apparel includes shorts, overalls, skirts, and bodysuits.
Though the brand is best known for its bottoms, you can also find other categories of women's apparel from 7 for All Mankind. Tops include camis, tanks, button-down shirts, croptops, and tees. Outerwear options include sweaters, cardigans, jackets, and blazers. An array of accessories like scarves, bracelets, belts, and necklaces is also available. In addition to arranging tops and bottoms by specific categories, 7 for All Mankind also offers various featured looks that revolve around a certain theme. Partnerships with designers bring big names to the brand for a limited time.
It's no surprise that 7 for All Mankind is a popular denim brand among a long list of celebrities. The jeans are incredibly versatile, and the sheer depth of the collection ensures that you can easily choose the perfect fit for your body type. The price tag that goes along with these popular styles will certainly frighten away some shoppers, however, because the average retail price of the manufacturer's jeans is about $200. For women who revel in luxury denim that is both comfortable and sexy, 7 for All Mankind is one of the top brands on the market. Apparel beyond bottoms isn't quite as unique, though a commitment to high fashion is still clearly a top priority. On the whole, we give 7 for All Mankind 4 stars out of 5.
- Established 2000
- Luxury denim and other apparel
- Sold at:
- 7 for All Mankind stores, high-end department stores, specialty boutiques, online
- Types of items:
- Jeans, capris, shorts, skirts, overalls, tees, tanks, camis, sweaters, jackets, blazers, accessories
- Related brands:
- Ella Moss, Splendid, Nautica, The North Face, Timberland, Jansport, Lucy, Vans, Wrangler, Rustler, Lee, Rock & Republic