Four Fresh Takes on the Canadian Tuxedo

Few sartorial stylings are more difficult to execute than the Canadian tuxedo. The denim-on-denim look has endured a tumultuous history that has seen both flawless iterations as well as numerous undertakings we hope never to see repeated. 

To double up on denim is to take a risk where a lot can go wrong. While the Canadian tux never truly fades away, it has made a resurgence as of late with the fashion crowd debuting fresh takes on the timeworn trend. Far from evoking turn of the century sensibilities à la JT and Britney, our favorite style stars are rewriting the denim dress code in ways that bring new potential to the precarious ensemble. From suiting up in a tailored, more professional take on the casual costume to giving head-to-toe denim a downtown makeover, fashion girls are paying homage to the Canadian tuxedo with unrivaled double-denim dexterity. 

Keep scrolling to see four fresh takes that will have you reaching for your jean jacket.


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Olivia Palermo proves that the casual Canadian tux can be completely put together with a modern take on suiting by way of  high-waisted jeans and a matching Paul & Joe Eobrother denim blazer ($425).


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Chiara Ferragni dons a playful pouf-sleeved rendition of the denim-on-denim look with classic Levi's 501 stretch dark jeans ($315), replete with girly additions like a miniature Chanel Boy Bag and platform heels.


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Helena Bordon oozes cool in this classic casual take of Re/Done ripped jeans topped off with a customized Silvia Ulson jean jacket sporting her name.


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Sara Sampaio lightens it up with an airy button-down and faded ripped jeans she accessorizes with a white bandanna worn as a choker. Her relaxed look is elevated by tan booties.

Have a favorite way you step out in head-to-toe denim? Share your styling tips in the comments.

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