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The TREND. - Denim on Denim

Nov 03 2019

Reimagining the Canadian Tuxedo.


Saint Laurent Classic Denim Jacket | Ksubi Chitch Chop Jean

An essential all-rounder, in the 140 years since its first use as a durable workwear solution, denim has become one of the planet's most widely tapped textile resources. Infinitely versatile, the denim industry's machinations for reinvention have been consistent ever since. Reimagined and repurposed through the development of an endless slew of washes, fits, and methods of distress and destruction, denim is an outlier in its category with all-but-absolute universal appeal and the enviable characteristic of improving with age.

Oft-misrepresented as a menswear no-go, well put-together denim on denim can deliver on both style and practicality. Featuring in the AW17 presentation of some of the industry's most defining aesthetic voices, including Raf Simons' collection for Calvin Klein and Virgil's Off-White, double denim has been reinterpreted through a contemporary lens for a style-ready audience this season.

Experiment with fits, colours, and washes to find an interpretation of the style that works for you. For a classic hip-hop-inspired finish, the dark wash denim jacket and straight jean from the Tommy Jeans 4.0 capsule are an essential cop. If heritage staples are more your scene, shop the latest drops from Beams, Carharrt WIP, and A.P.C., and mix contrasting washes on top and bottom.

When it comes to celebrating the true mastery of classic denim, Japanese product reigns supreme. Look out for core brands Denim by Vanquish & Fragment, VISVIM, and Soulive. Alternatively, for a luxury Euro-finish, get familiar with the iconic Parisian fashion houses Givenchy, Balmain, and Saint Laurent who deliver on the denim front season after season.