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5 Facts on Denim

Jay Wen

The denim jacket.

There are very few men who could pull it off and to whom the following facts may not apply but on the whole, men shouldn’t bother with them.

Fact No. 1, Denim on denim for men is a blunder mistake.

Fact No. 2, A classy man knows how to layer his denim.


Don’t try too hard …



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Fashion editors above are wearing denim under blazers, over sweaters and with their Barbour coats. What are they to do when they get warm? I suggest one should never supplement a winter coat with layers of spring attire.


Fact No. 3, Denim shirts make men look hideous. “Note how the coolness that I’m pretty sure this guy possesses is obliterated by his shirt” (Paul Michael Murphy @ Murphblog) …

Fact No. 4, If you can’t resist then do it right; rock the denim jacket with a tee, v-neck preferably. Perhaps a polo if you’re a classic fella and if you’re a special cowboy then style a button up shirt. And don’t disguise it with any extras. Here’s inspiration for the soul …


Fact 5, For women sport­ing said denim is pre­ferred. Why? Given feminine style and fit, less fab­ric is used upon construction leaving less room for dull denim to be seen. It’s a reflec­tion of the old adage, less is more. Their jack­ets don’t look boxy and the elements (but­tons, seams, collars, zippers, pock­ets) show purpose.

Thus, if you’re looking to buy your mistress one check out these …

Levi’s Rigid Denim
Paige Denim
Lucky Brand
MiH Collection

For all men: the odds are against you.

With that, I’d enjoy this blazer in dark brown …

(Courtesy of The Sartorialist)

Denim sport coat on the streets of Paris complimented by a bow tie, whew …

(Courtesy of The Sartorialist)


Do it well on the streets of Milano …

(Courtesy of The Sartorialist

From the Garbstore …

Courtesy of Selectism



Long denim jackets and blazers have an exotic appeal. Khakis and v-neck tees compliment them best.

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