Risking Denim on Denim
Ah, the Canadian Tuxedo. Such a fine line between looking totally put together or totally ridiculous; but what it really comes down to is texture and wash. For one, you don’t want to do a complete denim match-up, otherwise it looks like you’re wearing a denim jumpsuit – though even that has a time and place beyond the world of carpentry (see overalls) – and you also want to pay careful attention to the thickness of each piece, as bulky denim can be a little overpowering when worn together (see Justin & Britney c.2001).
On perhaps the most springy day we’ve had so far, I went out on a whim and paired two of my palest denim pieces together with the daily sartorial question, “I wonder if these would look good together.” Far too many times such a question has turned out an outfit so horrid it could break a mirror, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this denim-on-denim outcome. I definitely got a few double takes while walking down the street, but sometimes you just have to risk the stare downs and think, maybe they’re going home to replicate the look right now. Or maybe I’m just a freak and trying to defend my weird sartorial choices. I’m cool with either.