Denim has been around for decades, initially starting off as standard workwear material in the US. Since then it’s gone through the rounds on the fashion pages and on the streets. You can probably remember wearing some cringeworthy washed out denim clobber back in the 80s and 90s. These days, denim can be worn most ways and for both informal and formal occasions.

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Most of us have heard of the double denim faux pas and certain rules about how we wear our denim. But today, the rules on how it works are being thrown out of the window. There are, however, certain tricks to make sure your denim ensemble is on trend and eye-catching for all the right reasons.

Top tips for dressing in denim

Colour map it. Denim clothes come in different colour hues of blue, black and grey. Put together an outfit that contrasts the colours, such as grey jeans and a pale blue denim jacket and the focus won’t be on the denim.

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Keep it smart. Take denim to a formal do by tucking in a smart indigo shirt to well-fitted indigo jeans. Team it with designer shoes, colour contrasting belt and a smart jacket to show how well double denim can work.

Make it simple. Stonewashed jeans teamed with a stonewashed shirt and good-looking sneakers mean you can easily pull off an all-denim ensemble and won’t draw unwanted attention.

Team it well. Double denim doesn’t mean you have to go down the whole Canadian Tuxedo route of denim jeans and jacket. Take a light coloured denim shirt and throw on a dark denim jacket.

Canadian Tuxedo, you say? Yes, it can be done. Keep those jeans tight, go for a classic jeans jacket and hey, why not, top it with a stetson and a whole ranch-load of attitude.

How will this all team up?

If you can’t quite imagine the look you’re aiming for, GQ magazine gives some great images of our favourite denim-clad blokes. What’s more, places such as https://www.ejmenswear.com/ don’t just offer mens designer shirts, but an amazing range of denim items in the full array of colours to help you bring your look together.

The main thing to keep in mind when you’re getting down in denim is, when you dress in denim – dress with attitude.