The Denim Edit

In search of the perfect pair of jeans

WHERE — London
PHOTOGRAPHY — Sam Flaherty

The Denim Edit: where to find the perfect classic blue jeans, the over-sized denim jacket and the best leg-lengthening cuts.

Denim is undoubtedly the backbone of my wardrobe. It’s the basis of pretty much every outfit all year round. Denim cut-offs on every summer holiday, with boots and knitwear come winter, dressed up with heels and a red lip on a night out – you get the drift.

So I’ve pulled together a tight edit of my long-standing denim favourites. Some obvious, like the Levi’s 501’s. Some less obvious, like oversized dungarees (they are a classic, I promise). All available online at the click of a button.

The Classic Blue Jeans

We all need that one pair of classic blue jeans that instantly makes us feel cool. Ideally in a vintage blue wash with lightly cropped to lengthen the legs. There’s nothing in your wardrobe that won’t instantly be cooler than when worn with classic blue jeans.

Vince knit, Topshop belt, Levi’s 501 via Amazon and Yuul Yie shoes

The Overalls

Before you scoff and discount me as loosing the plot, I promise, when styled properly overalls (or jumpsuit/dungarees depending on your persuasion) can look effortlessly cool. Yes, you run the risk of feeling like a giant baby, so just pair with a super high pointed heel and maybe a red lip for low-key yet cool look.

Club Monaco knit, Lee overalls via Amazon, The Row boots

The Coloured Denim

Denim need not only be various shades of blue and black. Mix things up by swapping out your go-to style (cropped jeans, oversized denim jacket) in a cool hue like sunshine yellow or bold red.

Tommy Jeans denim jacket via Amazon, Levi’s 501 via Amazon and Proenza Schouler brogues

The Perfect Denim Jacket

A denim jacket should be structured, but not too stiff. Over-sized but not too boxy. And most importantly look good with anything from a chunky knit to a linen sun dress.

Levi’s Trucker Denim jacket via Amazon, Levi’s 501 via Amazon and Proenza Schouler brogues

The Classic 501’s

The 501 is a classic for a reason. The perfect cut that will last forever. Find a pair that fits you like a glove and the 501’s will become the work horse of your wardrobe.

Joseph knit, Levi’s 501 via Amazon, Topshop belt and Proenza Schouler brogues

The Matching Set (aka Canadian Tuxedo)

Denim is a classic, so there’s no reason you can’t double up. Just keep the rest of the look super simple and it’ll look more cool than crass.

Tommy Jeans denim jacket via Amazon, Tommy Jeans high rise jeans via Amazon, Prada boots

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