Most of us have folded and packed away our cherished denim jeans and jackets, faced with the sobering acknowledgement that they just aren’t that practical for quarantining in. So we’ve swapped skinny jeans for baggy sweats as we adjust to life on the inside, so to speak…
But as the lockdown slowly begins to lift across the UK and the rest of the world, more of us are starting to venture back into the great outdoors. So what better time to rekindle our love affair with this most fundamental of wardrobe essentials? In our latest feature, we explore some of our denim favourites from the season.
Balmain Blue Ribbed Panel Light Destroyed Slim Biker Jeans
Its no fashion insider’s secret that the biker jean is one of the pillars of Balmain’s menswear empire. And little doubt why. During his tenure at the label, Olivier Rousteing has refreshed and refined a classic style, updating it with a certain masculine expression and nuance. Our featured pair adheres to that template, with its contrasting, ribbed black leather knee inserts serving as the garment’s defining characteristic. The embossed ‘B’ logo at the rear is the reassuring trademark of Balmain’s unmistakable dedication to quality.
Again, its feature-heavy design aesthetic is no compromise for its wearability. These jeans are designed for a close fit but allow for a surprising degree of stretch and breathability. Try them out with Balmain’s graphic print logo t-shirt & Christian Louboutin’s Lou Spikes Orlato trainers.
Palm Angels Blue Sacred Heart Print Straight-Leg Jeans
The fiery, pierced ‘Sacred Heart’ is very much the heartbeat of Palm Angels’ SS20 showcase. As the undisputed centrepiece of this garment, the graphic daringly juxtaposes the otherwise pacific aesthetic, with its cool blue colour tones and relaxed shape. These jeans very much represent the statement-making, rebellious attitude of the label.
When combined with Palm Angels’ accompanying denim jacket, you have a classic, off-duty style which has been emboldened by the fiery passion of Francesco Ragazzi.
Neuw Iggy Skinny Zero Tom Jeans
When it comes to Neuw, the mantra is simple: quality, accessibility and wearability. It’s one that is maintained diligently throughout and as such, it’s no mean feat to pick a favourite from our extensive selection. We’ve finally agreed on this pair in their classic ‘Iggy Skinny’ cut because they perhaps most faithfully embody the essential properties of the label. Crafted from a stretch-cotton denim blend, they feature a generous amount of give, making them incredibly comfortable to wear. We’ve even found that lounging around the house or working at a desk for hours at a time in these jeans (usually a well-known taboo for denim) makes for an unusually comfortable experience.
Neuw’s Zero Tom model is also adaptable to almost any environment with its minimalist feature set and easy blue colour tones. Style yours with a simple white t-shirt and a pair of low tops for a chic spring-summer look.
Amiri Suede MX1 Sky Indigo Distressed Skinny Jeans
The latest iteration of their classic MX1 silhouette, Amiri’s ‘Suede MX1’ has been updated with hand-pleated suede leather moto patches, greatly amplifying the luxurious appeal of a bona fide fan favourite. The meticulous craftsmanship is immediately apparent in this style, which has been fashioned from the finest Italian denim and distressed by hand throughout.
But what is arguably most appealing from a wearer’s perspective, is the flexibility of the denim fabric, which features the perfect amount of elasticity to mould itself effortlessly to the wearer’s shape. Pair these with Amiri’s Peace Butterfly sweatshirt and Saint Laurent’s Caleb boots for an alt rock-inspired vibe.