Dan Ahwa is fashion editor for Viva and Canvas magazines.

Fashion: Into the blue

Simon Miller Spring 2017.
Simon Miller Spring 2017.

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.

Above: Simon Miller Spring 2017


orSlow "Western" shirt, $395, from Gubb & Mackie.
Levi's Sherpa Trucker jacket $209.90.
Acne shirt, about $315, from Mr Porter.
Commoners denim jacket, $220, from Area 51.

Above: Neil Barret Spring 2017


Neuw Denim "Vintage Skinny" jeans $190.
PS by Paul Smith jeans, about $266, from Mr Porter.
Saturday's "Surf" jeans, about $168, from Oki-Ni.
Nudie Jeans Co "Grim Tim" jeans, $299, from Area 51.

orSlow "Slim Ivy 107" jeans, $495, from Gubb & Mackie.
Huffer "Stello" jeans $159.90.

- Canvas

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