As you know by now, I am always on the pulse of what’s happening in fashion! :D I wrote an article about how double denim was starting to become a major fashion trend for men this summer and now a lot of major retailers are starting to stock denim shirts in order to pull off the look. All Saints have just got in some amazing examples, that will really work if you are looking to get on board. If you are not sure about the basics of doubling up your denim then read my original post here.
The double denim look is much more advanced now a days and means you won’t typically look like you just came from the local rodeo! The washes of these new shirts are amazing, the colours are varied and overall it means that it will be easier to pair with a contrasting colour of your existing jeans. I particularly like the half sleeve versions of the denim shirts below, because they seem a little more lightweight and perfect for these summer months when you go out. Plus I always fold or push my sleeves up anyway.
Take a look at the newest denim shirts I have found so far below. I recommend you pick one up and try this look as I don’t think a lot of men will get on board (meaning you will stand out), and it is easy to pull it off if you follow the basic tips in the double denim article.
These shirts are either true denim, or denim “looking” shirts – either of which will still allow you to pull off the look effectively.
People have been asking in the comments about different ways to wear the denim look. Each person would have their own style but I would concentrate on the geeky or rocker look. If you are going all out geeky just contrast your washes of denim on your top and bottom half, slim fit your bottom half to give the tailored/formal effect and then button that shirt right to the top and just leave it like that. Perfect look without going overboard. You can add a bow tie or skinny tie to a denim shirt if you really want to dress it up, and then fold you sleeves if you want/need to.
The second look below I grabbed from All Saints latest press campaign and it really it a great way to twist the look and give it an edge. They have used a similar shirt to the first shirt featured above to mix with an even DARKER shade of skinny jeans. Rolled up with deck shoes is right on trend this summer for the whole nautical/festival feel and makes the bottom half stand out. They have used layering to great effect here by probably oversizing their denim shirt and adding what seems to be another check shirt underneath. Buttoning the top half of the shirt and showing layering on the bottom is an amazing idea which definitely will set you apart in your look.
Remember you don’t have to wear 2 shirts, a graphic tee or similar would be good to layer with, just get creative with your style. The tip to take away here though is layer up (either undo the top or bottom buttons) and you can oversize the shirts in order to give them more of a jacket feel. You could even wear them open with layering underneath.
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