IS DOUBLE DENIM DEAD… Nope?

In the ever-evolving fashion world, trends often come and go, leaving many wondering if certain styles remain relevant. One such trend that has sparked debate over the years is double denim. Once considered a fashion faux pas, double denim has experienced a resurgence in recent years, prompting the question: Is double denim dead in 2024?

The answer is a resounding no. Double denim, also known as the Canadian tuxedo, continues to hold its place in the fashion spotlight for men, and while some may argue that the trend has continued, others maintain that it remains a timeless and versatile style choice. One reason for double denim’s enduring popularity is its effortless yet rugged appeal; the combination of denim jeans and a denim jacket or shirt gives you a casual yet stylish vibe that resonates with modern men. Additionally, advancements in denim manufacturing have resulted in a wide array of washes, finishes, and textures, allowing for endless styling possibilities.

Here’s how to nail the double denim look. As spring and summer roll around this season, denim becomes a go-to staple in our wardrobes, and there’s no shame in doubling down on it. However, to avoid resembling your dad, and that may be in a not-so-cool way or feeling like you’ve stepped back into 2012, it’s time to elevate your style game. Opt for dark, consistent washes like dark denim paired with maybe dark brown suede boots and a similarly hued shirt, a fail-safe combination that gives off a pretty pulled-together style.

Considering going ALL white, but not in winter; you may look like a prat. But, on saying that, white denim isn’t reserved solely for summertime; it can be incorporated into your winter wardrobe just one bit at a time, like jeans, on a dry day, with a denim shirt and trucker denim jacket. Layering white denim might be a bit of an art, and maybe keeping it low-key. But wearing all white in summer is a different ball game; go for it; it’s cool as hell. Alternatively, and a much better bet in winter, an all-black look, as this colour aesthetic leans towards a more rugged biker vibe rather than the traditional American cowboy look, and if you’re into edgy styles, consider opting for double black denim over the classic indigo blue. 

Embrace two worn-in double denim in dark blue, one of the most common combinations in relaxed pieces, as mastering the art of appearing effortlessly cool requires little thought. It’s a question of either going for dark indigo blue jeans crafted from well-worn Japanese selvedge denim, cut in loose, relaxed fits, and a dark or mid-blue shirt and jacket thrown in. In paler blue denim, like faded, washed, or a mid-blue combination, you can wear your jeans in any state, ripped, baggy, or skinny, as the slighter, lighter colour of denim is far more relaxed for daytime than the evenings unless you’re down the pub! Mix and match with black and blue denim for those who prefer a more understated approach to double denim. Opt for slim-fitting black jeans paired with a timeless blue jacket, channelling a subtle yet rebellious rocker aesthetic.

Another factor contributing to the longevity of double denim is its versatility; whether dressed up with a crisp white shirt and leather shoes or dressed down with a graphic tee and sneakers, double denim can adapt to various occasions and personal preferences. Many of you consider it a wardrobe essential due to its effortless transition from day to night. Furthermore, contemporary fashion’s resurgence of vintage and retro aesthetics has breathed new life into double denim. Fashion-forward brands and designers have reimagined the classic denim-on-denim look, incorporating modern twists such as oversized silhouettes, distressed finishes, and unexpected embellishments.

So, double denim remains very much alive and well in 2024. Its timeless appeal, versatility, and adaptability make it a go-to choice for men who love their denim looks and style but know it’s a pretty effortless outfit option. As fashion trends come and go, double denim proves that some techniques genuinely stand the test of time.