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Canadian Tuxedo a la mode

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

The wonderful thing about fashion is that it is like a boomerang and a trend can come right back around. There are iconic trends, distinctive of an era in time, flares of the ’70s, shift dresses of the 60s, chokers of the 80s – I didn’t go in chronological order there but it was just to give you an idea. Those examples alone, have all made a resurgence at one point or another, or another. Fashion can be described as art, an expression of oneself, so how is it that original ideas aren’t pushing the boundaries each season? Well, one could argue we have decreased the degrees of separation and with the increased reach, there are more visible ideas and concepts watering down true originality. Who knows, but the point that I was getting at was that the boomerang for double, triple, or even quadruple denim is swinging right at us, but please don’t duck. Embrace it. The Canadian Tuxedo is back!

Why on earth has pairing a denim shirt with a pair of jeans been dubbed a Canadian Tuxedo? It originated in 1951 after the icon Bing Crosby was denied entry into Canada due to wearing the aforementioned tuxedo. The renowned denim brand Levi’s jumped on to this opportunity and designed him an actual tuxedo made completely out of denim.

Double denim is a 2022 trend and has been especially worn by many celebrities and fashion models alike in their downtime. It is an accessible style choice because more than likely you can achieve this trend by rummaging through your wardrobe. I tend to horde (sensibly) and so I came fully equipped with many options to fulfill this double denim brief – but without a wardrobe (s) as widespread as my own, even if you don’t have a wardrobe staple pair of jeans you can borrow an item from friends or family. There are also the beloved charity shops to shop from, failing that 2nd hand stores, off-price stores or vintage stores, flea and vintage markets as well as the high-street and online, with a whole host of brands and retailers selling last seasons options, discounted or even pre-loved goods for your heart’s desire.

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