Double-denim has long been dropping in and out of fashion, and while it has been both ridiculed and loved by the industry its nostalgic history is getting a re-run. Every iconic detail from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s have all been revived this season, allowing for not only experimentation but a revisit of styles that you may have previously overlooked.
Brad Pitt’s all-Wrangler look has helped the revival of the double-denim movement, whilst fronting for Tarantino’s new movie. And while he pulls off the most classic take on the style, the rules have been changed if you’re looking for a modern outlook on double-denim.
From fit to colour and ultimate styling tips, take note of how to bend the rules for dressing double-denim.
The new rules to double denim
The breadth of denim shades is large, from indigo blue to acid wash colour, not all denim will give you the desired look. To make the style easier for you, mix up your shades as to avoid looking too matchy, and throw a coloured t-shirt underneath to break up the colour.
Broaden your colour palette
When most people think of double-denim they think blue. To avoid overcommitting and creating a style sin, mix up your colour palette by looking to a combination of blue, black and even beige.
Although colour is a critical component to sporting double denim, fit is as equally important. Too slim and you’ll give off the appearance of ’80s Rocker (the bad kind). Too baggy, and you’ll look like a rapper that refuses to wear a belt. That being said, it is best to stick to a mid-fit, which is fail-proof. Try a straight leg jean and well fitted jacket or shirt to follow the rule.
So you’ve tried blue double-denim but have you tried white denim? A modern take on an old-school look, the all-white denim trend is your ticket to instant freshness. It goes without saying that all-white looks appear best when against a darker complexion so if you’ve got a tan, give it a go. A little on the stark side, break up the look with coloured t-shirt or sneakers.
Less is more
Last but not least, if all else fails remove some material (so to speak). If the full look is a little intimidating, double denim is always easier to pull off with shorts. Showing some skin breaks up the look and gives the style a much needed relaxed vibe.