On Our Radar: The Adam Levine Collection from Kmart

Posted March 23, 2015 by in Fashion
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Women have a wide selection of retailers to choose from when it comes to shopping on a budget — men unfortunately don’t. I recently wrote an article about the best (and cheapest) places to shop in Soho, NYC and only one (ONE!) of the stores carried men’s clothing — and the section was itty bitty compared to the women’s section. The same scenario exists all across the United States; definitely not fair.

We can easily go to a store and find a stunning LBD for under $30, or well-fitting denim for under $25, while men have no other choice than to drop the big bucks for must-have trendy items. Until recently…

If you haven’t heard, Kmart teamed up with Adam Levine to create an on-trend collection based on his style; and a few weeks ago, team Broke & Chic had the opportunity to discuss the new line over breakfast with Kevin Christiana — the head designer.

After graduating from FIT, Kevin jetted off to Italy for seven months and apprenticed under a tailor in Sicily. Upon returning, he started his own denim line — K Jeans.

You might recognize Kevin from season four of Project Runway. After the season was over, he has consistently stayed passionate about denim and has worked with notable brands including Tommy Hilfiger.

Thrift shopping with Kevin Christiana, the head designer for #TheAdamLevineCollection at Kmart

So what’s trending for men?

Chambray shirts, leather jackets, chinos, and selvedge denim are just a few of the items many stylish men are currently sporting, but lets get real — how can you find on-trend selvedge denim and leather anything on the cheap?

Another thing about selvedge denim is it has become a status-symbol — especially for men. The Adam Levine Collection gives you the chance to wear a pair of denim that looks just like the pairs that could easily drain $200+ from your bank account.

According to Kevin:

It’s about picking one inexpensive component, and then taking advantage of something else that will make it look more expensive. In the case of jeans, we picked a less expensive denim, but we used a more expensive dry and wet process, so we were able to give the correct look at a very affordable price point.

Adam Levine Collection at Kmart  #TheAdamLevineCollection

Adam Levine Collection at Kmart #TheAdamLevineCollection

If you want to learn more about Kevin Christiana, the Adam Levine Collection at Kmart, and our personal experiences with the clothing, watch the video below:

Below is Jerry, a brand strategist based in New York City. He modeled his favorites from the Adam Levine Collection:

Look One

Color is great, but there’s nothing more suave than grey, navy, and black. Below Jerry is wearing a pair of denim in the Dean fit, and a grey button-down with the selvedge detail.

Wearing #TheAdamLevineCollection from Kmart // www.brokeandchic.com

  • Selvage Pocket Chambray Shirt: $18.74 via Kmart
  • Denim: $24.99 via Kmart
  • Black Sneakers: $21.99 via Kmart

#TheAdamLevineCollection from Kmart

Look Two

This look is my personal favorite. The well-fitting black denim (also in the Dean fit), the grey button-down from above layered with a camo sweatshirt, and a jacket made with vegan leather gives Jerry a relaxed but cool look. Perfect for our current weather situation — technically spring, but not really.

Wearing #TheAdamLevineCollection from Kmart // www.brokeandchic.com

  • Slim-Fit Black Denim : $29.99 via Kmart
  • Selvage Pocket Chambray Shirt: $18.74 via Kmart
  • Camouflage Sweatshirt: $24.99 via Kmart
  • Jacket: Available in-store only
  • Sneakers: $55.00 via Adidas

Wearing #TheAdamLevineCollection from Kmart // www.brokeandchic.com

Wearing #TheAdamLevineCollection from Kmart // www.brokeandchic.com

Look Three

This outfit is extremely simple: well-fitted denim with a simple button-down shirt. Dress it down by wearing sneakers and a hat, or dress it up by adding a pair of oxfords.

Wearing #TheAdamLevineCollection from Kmart // www.brokeandchic.com

I personally love the clothes, and I’m extremely happy affordable brands are starting to share the budget-friendly fashion love with the guys. To see more of the collection, go here.

Giveaway

Want to try out the Adam Levine Collection for yourself? Enter below for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Kmart.

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*We teamed up with Kmart for the post. 

  • mouse

    I really like the second look!

  • I like the shirts hmmm more!

  • That’s my favorite too!

  • Tabathia

    I like the slim black denim

  • Laurajj Jacobson

    Oh I love the new Adam Levine collection! The jeans are a great price too!!!

  • I don’t think I’ve shopped at Kmart since elementary school :) Who knew they had such great denim??

  • So hope this comes to Australian KMart! Such a great collection! x
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

  • neiddy

    I like Look #2 . Hoping to win so I can get my boy an outfit from the new collection.
    Leidy R rafflecopter

  • I like the Adam Levine Men’s The Tishomingo Bootcut Jeans for my husband.

  • Julie Wood

    I like the Look number 2! It looks so great and my husband would look great in this outfit!

  • Elle

    This collection is very fashionable and at a good price.

  • Linda

    My husband would love the jeans.

  • AmandaSakovitz

    i would love to get my dad some jeans

  • Kristen

    Who knew they had stylish clothing options at Kmart? :)

  • Dawn Monroe

    I like the Dean slim fit from the collection. I think my husband would like a couple of the styles but I could never get him to wear skinny jeans.

  • Thomas Murphy

    I would love to try the Adam Levine Collection!

  • Janice Cooper

    I like the leather jacket look!

  • jalapenomama

    My nephew would love the Adam Levine collection.
    I like the third look the most.
    form name Barbara Montag
    thank you