Gotstyle’s Guide to Denim

Sasha Ferkul May 29, 2014

Denim is denim is denim. Or is it? The style pack has a long-standing, never-ending, die-hard fixation with the rugged, cotton twill textile. It rules the realm of cool- the constant search for perfect fit, fade and wash and actually finding it easily compares to diving for buried treasure- just more rewarding. Gotstyle’s Guide to Denim makes the challenge much less demanding.

  • Photographer: Joel Esposito
  • Stylist: Shaeleigh Afton

Off Duty/ On Trend

Fit: DL1961’s Russell jean flies off literal and figurative shelves. The universal fit means it works on most shapes; the slim, slightly tapered leg lends a tailored look despite being spacious in the hips and thighs. A super modern approach to comfort.

Wash: The intense, steel blue cast of this pair is multi-functional to the max. Wear with tees, light knits and trainers for off-duty, day looks that pack a sartorial punch, or add a collar and Oxfords for casual night time exploits. 

Black as Day

Fit: Denim this dark is normally stiffer than starch. DL1961 is renowned for comfort, even the blackest pair feels like trackies- all while looking slim, sleek and tailored.

Wash: They didn’t name the hue Midnight for nothing- this pair should come with a warning sign. The ultra dark stain is monochromatic minimalism at its best, ideal with a Henley and denim collar- for relaxed events when looking sharp is essential.

Denim & Co.

Fit: Nudies are instantly recognizable to aficionados of denim- this brand carries cache. Crafted primarily in Italy, the narrow shape and signature stitch detailing are signature features. The Grim Tims fit straight from hips through thigh, and parallel from the knee to the leg opening.

Wash: The mid blue is a closet necessity- simple to adapt to any event and an everyday go-to. Work the office with a cotton blazer, denim collar and de-rigueur New Balance kicks- sartorially impressive for casual Fridays.

Home Run

Fit: Highly prized for their ultra comfortable fit and feel, DL1961 denim possess patented Xfit technology- equipping each pair with rare, four-way stretch. This equals 360 degrees of movement and jeans that will retain their shape- not bag or sag.

Wash: Cabin or condo, chopping wood or watching the game, this light wash cuffed and worked with simple tees lends any activity style.

Step Out

Style Fit: Selvedge denim is crafted for longevity. The raw denim is woven or knit to maintain shape and avoid the usually- inevitable fray. Nudie Jeans are constructed according to this respected method, with a fit that is endlessly appealing- a flawless slim, straight with normal rise.

Wash: The intensely dark rinse is starkly cool (and organic), even with a plain white tee. The addition of a denim shirt and Oxfords reads as confident and on-trend. An imposing, edgy and style forward look.