The double-denim debate has been raging for a few months now but really, we think this is merely a smoke screen and it’s all about the shirt. It could be argued that Robert Redford is the only person on the planet who successfully got away with the shirt and denim jeans combo and even with Aviator shades you won’t be reliving ’70’s silver-screen star appeal, trust us on that one.
But for Spring/Summer 2015, which let’s face it is so close you can almost touch it, a denim shirt whether pulled from the back of the wardrobe or shaken from a crisp new shopping bag will get you ahead of the curve. Think Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2015 as seen above. Or Ralph Lauren who has bravely eschewed the double-denim look.
You need to be careful – even the Ralph Lauren site have added in a style tip as they know the pitfalls of enthusiastically mixing it up – we think steer clear but there’s no doubting that denim shirts this season are beautifully made and come in a wide range of denim colours from the very bleached to the softly worn and are the easiest things to take you through the whole season.
Ralph Lauren’s take on the denim look this Spring/Summer
We particularly liked this denim workshirt from the Denim & Supply range at Ralph Lauren, £90.
Alternatively this washed out denim shirt is just £32 from River Island
This Top Man stand collar denim shirt has short sleeves and a subtle wash effect, £28
Designer Paul Smith couldn’t stop himself either in terms of entering the double denim debate – we kind of think this works, £120, Harvey Nichols.
So to double-denim or not to double-denim? Only you can decide.