It may not be prominent from the headlines, but denim as a style is most certainly not one more time. Despite certain magazines and style files hailing the demise of denim – it´s international sales are actually on the up so statistics such as Blomberg’s claim that trades of Levi denims have dropped by 30% in the last 20 years could be degree flawed. As a nation of fashion loving men, we are still very much take advantage ofing a love affair with the original blue collar cloth. Today’s denim however, is going through a style transmogrification; thanks to the heavily trending athleisure look, denim producers are switching styles and introducing stretch options to their archetypal denims (Levi´s 501 included) in an attempt to keep up with the sport-luxe widen friendly options.
Certainly, todays denims may well be changing to trends, but as a key look they have never stopped swinging thanks to their sheer versatility (not only in fit and style, but in tinge and price) and brand heritage (think vintage James Dean lawful through to rebellious Sid Vicious). Certainly both extremes of these key looks may acquire been diluted, but due to their DNA they will always be associated with drive style and culture which endures across each and every period.
As with any trend resistant men’s staple, each season bases discreet differences to their winning formula. So to guarantee you’re not peccadillo behind, I´ve woven this new season denim trend manage to give you 6 points as to why denim´s not dead (but sadly, Elvis is).
Curtsies And Bells
The rise of sport-luxe may have seen men’s style proceed more minimal from recent seasons, but some of the craze’s most revered designers are formulating changes, starting with denim.
Although Alessandro Michele may be overcome known for silk pyjama suits, he’s recently sent down the runway some to a great extent impressive off the wall embroidered denims that appear to be striking the status quo; causing hand painted snakes and floral applique to start bending on the main European runways. Then, thanks to fast shape, the high street has been quick to pick up on this headline with giants such as Zara and Topman stocking up on their donations. This is not a look for the faint hearted, but it will get you noticed if you´re after regard.
If you are embarrassed with your jeans wane to the tone of a Smurf, then we have good news for you. This spice, there is a manufacturing alternative to raw denim that will debar dye printing onto your skin. Because of a rise in the behest for ´authentic faded washes´ which take their impulse from the 1960´s, many men (especially hipsters) are looking for tunes which have more of a vintage feel to them (imagine Midnight Cowboy and Jon Voight). This style looks trustworthy because by its sheer nature, it is rougher around the edges thanks to components such as patchwork, distressing and frays. To pull this look off try animate your next look in skinny jeans with an oversized t-shirt and basic trainers.
The style for wider legs may deceive gained a foothold where trousers are concerned, but when it penetrates to denim, slim fitting and skinny silhouettes continue to lead them as the go to look. The Swedish brand Cheap Monday, which is differentiated for its sewn on skinny denim has this season recently upgraded its inventive tight skinny fit jeans. Skinnier cuts and slimmer fits on continue to dominate the men’s street style look with a denouement that many men who have only just got used to widen jeans are now demanding an even greater level of stretch as they are self-possessed enough to discover new horizons. For evidence of this, look no another than Levi´s who recently re invented the 501´s for the first straightaway in their 143 year history by adding elastane to their 501 CT jeans.
If you lust after to make more of a statement with your denims then relinquish your usual style suspects and opt for the new ´forward thinking´ cut that´s blowing all the shelves. An emerging look for AW´16 is a fit that is cropped with a dropped crotch (visually, it looks uncountable flattering than it sounds) and labels such as Off-White oblige showcased washed out black and blue versions with tussled hems. Again for this cropped leg look, Cheap Monday come forwards its new ´In-Law ‘cut for this season. This look consists of a centre rise, tapered fit ´mommy´ style jeans. But don´t worry, these denims are literally a lot cooler than their name or image suggests.
Many seasoned stylists claim that denims are one of the hardest bits to buy. If this is the case then you should look to bespoke serves like New York´s 3×1’s store which offers a muddle through to measure service for a more sanity saving solution. As corner of Lot No. 1 (Levi’s bespoke service at its flagship London supply) you can make an appointment to get fitted for a pair of jeans by a Savile Row trained couturier which will not only allow you to achieve the perfect fit, but absolute customisation of the buttons and the thread also. Many (businessmen) gear a suit five days a week and while a tailored clothing is something that every man should possess, thought should be settled to the construction of something more casual which you may well tear just as often when ´off-duty´. With tailored square denims at least you know you will get value for money not purely in the impeccable fit but also from the fact you can enjoy three dates of wear (dress down Friday, then Saturday and Sunday) addition the fact you can slip into these denims when you get to home from the office without having to worry in the matter of wearing them out.
As popular as centrally faded jeans are (and regard for the current trend for stretch) OG jeans characteristics put them into the unclean straight leg indigo and black styles which form the lascivious of any core denim collection. When the weather gets frostier – the jeans get darker; it has always been my opinion that you should synchronise your denims with periods rather than trends. A pair of black or indigo jeans is everlastingly going to look better in either slim or straight fit denim which intent work well when worn with a blazer and derby shoes to a permanent contemporary cool look.