We take you through why this unique combination of cut and material is just the right transeasonal fashion move
Perhaps the ultimate extension of old-school Americana style, the denim suit is traditionally the kind of thing you’d imagine appearing on the red carpet of the Country Music Awards, but rarely anywhere else. Despite its unique structure, appearance and patina, denim, unless you’re rocking a full Canadian Tuxedo, rarely makes its way into traditional tailoring silhouettes.
Recently, however, the tide has shifted. Taking inspiration from the looks pioneered by designers like Ralph Lauren back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, we’re seeing top-to-toe denim suiting, whether it’s a trucker jacket and jeans layered over a shirt and tie or an actual two-piece lapel, become an increasingly popular choice among the street style crowd. After all, there aren’t many more unique ways to prove that denim belongs in more than just jeans.
The key to making such a bold fashion gamble pay off rests in the material. Denim is one of the heaviest fabrics out there, after all. In developing our very own take on the eye-catching outfit, however, we’ve worked with premium denim mills to develop a lightweight denim fabric specifically to be used in jackets and trousers that carry all the hallmarks of traditional tailoring, while maintaining a cool, distinctly casual air. We’ve engineered our jacket with a 10cm notched lapel and a patch pocket for a casual look that’s perfect for race-day, while the trousers come with side adjusters, a 5cm cuff and a single pleat for a classic look that’s completely distinct from your everyday pair of Levi’s.
To talk through your options and get the look for yourself this Spring, get in touch with our Sydney and Melbourne showrooms.