As retailers prepare for incoming spring deliveries, there are some wardrobe items that continue to stand the test of time. Blue denim has been re-worked and revisited for guys in particular, with a focus on lighter shades of blue and matching separates. Gone are the days when the mere mention of the Canadian tuxedo would prompt sniggers, a matching shirt and jean combo deemed a fashion faux pas. These days, a matching denim jacket and jeans set is an ideal weekend uniform; worn with a white T-shirt and a pair of trainers, it's a surprisingly fresh way to look polished off-duty. Premium Japanese brand orSlow, available from Gubb & Mackie, is worth exploring, with its design ethos centred on utilitarian design and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.
Don't look past the varied chambray denim shirts available now too, with clean-cut options from Swedish favourites Acne to the varied chain store bargains at Topman and Jeans West.
orSlow "Western" shirt, $395,
Levi's Sherpa Trucker jacket $209.90.
Acne shirt, about $315,
denim jacket, $220, from Area 51.
"Vintage Skinny" jeans $190.
PS by Paul Smith jeans, about $266,
Saturday's "Surf" jeans, about $168,
Nudie Jeans Co "Grim Tim" jeans, $299, from Area 51.
orSlow "Slim Ivy 107" jeans, $495,
"Stello" jeans $159.90.