Denim on Denim Edit: Part Two – Casual

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A very good friend of mine is getting married in Lagos, Portugal in September. We couldn’t let him go without a decent send off and what better place to start it off than at a carnivore heaven, Hoxton’s Red Dog Saloon.

The Devestator. The burger that put Hoxton Square's Red Dog Saloon on the map.

The Devestator. The burger that put Hoxton Square’s Red Dog Saloon on the map.

The dilemma came of what to wear. London, well the UK has been surprisingly offering up a good dose of summer (I’m not complaining for the record!!!) so I was a bit stumped as to what to wear for this momentous occasion. The staple jeans + shirt/ t-shirt + blazer combo has become a bit of a uniform of late.

No offence Homes!

No offence Homes!

Having been inspired by summer in NYC, Guerrisms and all things denim I decided to sport my new Levi’s jean jacket (40 – eBay), some tapered, slim fit jeans from Spitalfield’s very own AllSaints (on sale 50% off at £42.50) and a gorgeous ochre yellow linen shirt from Reiss (70% off at £22).

Double Denim. notice the un-ironed - ahem -'Crushed' linen!

Double Denim. notice the un-ironed – ahem -‘Crushed’ linen!

I weaved the yellow theme through the denim with a linen pocket square also from Reiss (£6), a tan brown plaited belt from Bloomingdales ($25) and my beloved Grenson Ellery double monkstrap shoes in tan, a recent steal on eBay (£80).
The shirt was perfect for the cool summer evening as the linen is quite thick so I stayed warm yet cool at the same time. The shoes are definitely a statement piece. They are very bold but beautifully crafted in every way. The jean jacket is from Levi’s commuter series so has some nice details, most notable a hidden breast pocket perfect for a pocket square

Levi's Commuter Jacket and Pocket Square

Levi’s Commuter Jacket and Pocket Square

The night was a blast. The DJ at the Cornershop played a truly eclectic mix we ate like cavemen. All in all a great night out.

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