It’s the one item that seems to stick around your wardrobe longer than everything else. It dates at a slower pace than most fashion and if you hold on to it for long enough it eventually comes back – yep, even that terrible stuff from the 80’s and 90’s. Gross! Hard to imagine that it dates back as far as 1915, something that started off as work wear has seen more changes than face books privacy settings – check out this awesome little timeline on the history of denim!
Getting it right though, is a little more tricky than just wearing denim everything. I’ve got a few tips and tricks though that may just help you nail that Canadian tuxedo, so that you don’t end up looking like Justin Timberlake at the 2001 MTV music awards (seriously google that shit).
My rule for double, or even triple denim are pretty simple and usually work every time. The trick is contrast. Yep, thats it. Sounds a little obvious yes, but sometimes it’s the nuances that take it to the next level. So firstly and most importantly, you want contrast in colour, never pair the same colour washes (remember JT). Secondly, you want contrast in texture, so you don’t want to pair a distressed top with a distressed bottom and end up looking like a homeless guy. Lastly, if you’re gonna attempt a triple denim threat try and break it with something simple and non denim like a white T shirt.And there you have it! A little rock and roll and a little dapper dandy thanks to the pocket square.
All the denim in this look is from the new Topman ‘This is Denim” collection. If you need to brush up on your turn-ups or double-ups make sure to check out the collection in store. If you need to brush up on your denim terminology and make sense of that last sentence, take a look here.
Okay. Stay fancy.