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DENIM UPDATE

Jeans are back on the agenda. Modern design meets denim heritage in the perfect blend of vintage spring washes and slimmer cuts. Hard-wearing styles are working their way into our wardrobes, as menswear editor Ian Wright explains

WORKWEAR: THE AUTHENTIC
COMPANION TO YOUR JEANS

Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to get your
hands dirty – this look depends on shirts and tops
inspired by the garments that work as hard as
those who wear them

 

PUSHING THE BUTTONS
Heritage details like wooden
buttons coordinate well with a roughed up denim shirt

GRANDADDY COOL
Collarless long-sleeved T-shirts in marled jersey take their cues from vintage underwear styles

BUCKLE UP
North Coast leather belt
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MAKE YOURS A DOUBLE
It’s the debate that divides many a denim aficionado – dare you double up? If the washes match exactly or are distinctly different, you’re good to go

SLIM FIT NEVER FAILS: THE
NEAT AND TIDY MODERN CUT

Neither too figure-hugging nor too voluminous, you
can always rely on slim-fit denim to be a versatile
cut. With such a simple silhouette, any wash is
shown off at its best

GO WITH GREEN
Blue isn’t always best – this dark
green shade gives the humble
jean a new lease of life

SUN & SAND
An unusual camel tone makes an interesting alternative to classic blue denim

FETCH AND CARRY
North Coast canvas holdall
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TOUGH AS NEW BOOTS
Whether on gravel paths, salt flats or a weekend walk, a
boot is the perfect partner to explore your surroundings in

WASH AND BRUSH UP: JEANS
THAT LOOK LIKE THEY’VE
DONE A HARD DAY’S WORK

To really hammer home the honest, sturdy look, sidestep the lifetime of hard graft by opting for weathered washes and worn treatments

 

THE DARK SIDE
Classic and smart, the sharp cut of these indigo jeans will work in town or in the great outdoors

Photography: Eric Frideen / Styling: Niki Brodie / Hair: Alet Viljoen at Supernova Creative

Grooming: Linda O’Connell at Gloss Management​ / Model: Craig Le Roux at Boss Models

BUY A WHISKER
A sure sign that your jeans
have been well-loved, fine
lines and whiskering are
authentic denim details

UNDERSTATED UTILITY
M&S Collection rucksack
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GREY AREAS

Washed out and roughed up, grey denim looks the part with a workwear-style shirt