#OOTD – Canadian Tuxedo, Take Two

9th June

Denim / chambray outfit

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.

So, what’s the difference between denim and 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.

Canadian tuxedo #OOTD

Chambray top, denim jeans

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 for sailing?

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.

Canadian tuxedo outfit

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.

The Canadian Tuxedo

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!

Destroyed denim jeans with platform sandals

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!!

Denim and chambray

I was wearing: gifted shirt / Paige distressed jeans / Stuart Weitzman platform sandals / Balenciaga sunglasses

xo, janea


26 responses to “#OOTD – Canadian Tuxedo, Take Two”

  1. ilijacfashion says:

    Great post, I like it 🙂 fantastic outfit 🙂

    new post

  2. Paola Lauretano says:

    Your shirt is so damn cool and I love denim (chambray) on denim look!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

  3. Laura says:

    I am loving this cute top friend, what a sweet gesture!! And I agree Levi’s can make me a “tuxedo” jacket any day of the week lol. Hope you had a good weekend!

    Black Coffee Beautiful

  4. Gemma says:

    This is such a great double denim look! Hope you are having a great start to your week.

    Gemma x

  5. Camila says:

    This shirt is so original girl, I love it for the summer!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  6. Nina says:

    Love this denim on denim outfit on you, so pretty.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  7. Paola Lauretano says:

    Have a lovely day super fashion girl!
    Kisses, Paola.

  8. yuka says:

    the double denim is so good! I love the shoulder cut outs too!


  9. Ashley says:

    Ooooh, this structured off-the-shoulder is so cool, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Paola Lauretano says:

    Happy Wed Janea!
    Kisses, Paola.

  11. Monica . Mes Voyages à Paris says:

    In love with the whole outfit!! It really suits you!
    Mónica Sors

  12. Vanessa says:

    You look fabulous, babe! Love your chambray top!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  13. Dominique says:

    A perfect double denim look hunny! I’m loving it xx



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