Here is Why the Canadian Tuxedo is Every Man’s Favorite Style Combo Today

Here is Why the Canadian Tuxedo is Every Man’s Favorite Style Combo Today


Making a stylish return, the Canadian tuxedo, defined by the denim-on-denim aesthetic, appeals to the refined tastes of today’s gentlemen

When it comes to men’s fashion, there are certain trends that possess an enduring appeal, consistently captivating men across different generations. Take, for instance, the denim-on-denim look, fondly known as the Canadian tuxedo. From high-fashion runways to the closets of well-known personalities, this combination is making a striking comeback, proving that certain styles never fade away.

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A classic combination

What is Canadian Tuxedo
Photo: CALVIN KLEIN (via Instagram)

The story goes that the origins of the Canadian tuxedo can be traced back to the 1950s, during Bing Crosby’s visit to Vancouver. The legendary entertainer made an entrance at a local nightclub clad in denim from top to bottom, only to face a quick rejection. Since then, this look has remained at the forefront of style for multiple decades, with diverse fashion labels playing a pivotal role in shaping the denim landscape, seamlessly merging the charm of vintage with modern-day style.

Double denim returns

The revival of Canadian tuxedo
Photo: LEVI’S LONDON (via Instagram)

The revival of the denim-on-denim trend serves as a testament to the enduring nature of certain styles. Today, we see a contemporary twist on this timeless look as men wholeheartedly embrace the adaptability and ageless appeal of this fabric. Brands like Levi’s, Calvin Klein, and Diesel, known for consistently pushing the boundaries of denim fashion, are unsurprisingly at the vanguard of this resurgence. These labels have reimagined traditional denim garments, creating modern silhouettes, washes, and finishes that make the double denim ensemble an essential choice for today’s gentlemen.

One style, many faces

NBA player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sporting a denim-on-denim look
Photo: SHAI (via Instagram)

Trends often gain credibility through the limelight, and the double denim phenomenon is certainly no exception. The likes of BTS member Jung Kook, Thai actor Bright Vachirawit, and NBA player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are just a few of the stars who have been seen rocking the denim-on-denim trend. And on a more local note, Filipino fashion photographer BJ Pascual has shown that this style isn’t reserved solely for celebrities. In various interpretations, these celebrated male personalities have demonstrated that the Canadian tuxedo is an accessible and fashionable choice for anyone looking to make a statement through their style.

Modernizing tradition

How to pull-off a denim-on-denim look today
Photo: DIESEL (via Instagram)

Though it has its roots in the 1950s, this classic trend offers a lot of contemporary styling possibilities. To kick things off, consider mixing different denim washes in your wardrobe to introduce contrast and visual interplay into your ensemble. Don’t forget the importance of accessories, such as belts, hats, and boots to inject a personalized touch into your look. The fit of your denim pieces is a game-changer, too, as it can enhance the look and complement your physique. And for a twist on tradition, consider veering slightly from the norm. Rather than going all-out in denim, why not introduce a neutral or contrasting layer? Consider pieces such as a crisp white T-shirt or a sleek black skirt on top to break up the denim and introduce depth to your overall outfit.

Featured Image: CALVIN KLEIN (via Instagram)

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