We can’t seem to get enough of denim! A very hot trend right now is dressing in all or mostly denim. There’s actually a term for this: the Canadian tuxedo. This outfit achieves the effect if you aren’t too technical. That is, the top is not really denim; it’s chambray.
If you’re wondering what the difference is, the easy answer is that denim is generally rougher and thicker. If we want to delve into it a bit more though, you can see a lighter color on the inside of denim. On the other hand, chambray is fairly consistent on both sides.
Why is that? Both are woven with colored (usually blue) thread in the warp and white in the weft. However, the weave of chambray is of evenly alternating threads, while the warp thread of denim goes over two threads in the weft before going under one.
Denim is really the perfect fabric for weekend and casual wear. I decided to use the Santa Cruz (California) Yacht Harbor as my backdrop, since it always conjures up images for me of adventure and sporting. Several years ago, this might have actually seemed to me like a great sailing outfit – minus the heels. But since, I’ve learned that nobody would let me on a Hinkley wearing jeans.
Yes, I love these Paige jeans – the first time I tried them on, they felt like I had worn them for years. However, with the copper rivets at the pocket corners, they’re a liability for anyone who wants to preserve a sailboat’s woodwork.
So, why is this look called a Canadian tux, you might wonder. Apparently, Bing Crosby got kicked out of a fancy hotel in Vancouver, B.C. for wearing head-to-toe denim. After that, Levis created a tuxedo jacket for him out of the denim used for 501s. I’ll have one of those, please!
I’m starting to really like denim-rich looks. You might recall another recent one from THIS POST.
I hope you liked this outfit. I won’t be able to tell you the brand of the top, because it was a gift from the fiancé of a long-time friend. Although I have yet to meet her, she sent my friend back home from a visit with gifts for me. I suspect it’s a custom in the Philippines – I’m not sure. But it sure is sweet!!
I was wearing: gifted shirt / Paige distressed jeans / Stuart Weitzman platform sandals / Balenciaga sunglasses