10 Things To Know About Denim

Everything we learned about denim last month

It’s May. Thus concludes our first ever month-long editorial focus on one topic here at HSS. You may recall that April was Denim Month. If, by chance, you happened to miss that, here are 10 things we talked/learned about that we think you should know.

The More You Know
selvedge denim jeans before after

If you wanted to know the optimal number of pairs of jeans to own…

If you’ve ever wondered what selvedge denim is…

If you’ve ever wondered what raw denim is…

If you’re confused about the difference between the two…

If you want to see a brand new pair of selvedge jeans next to one that’s four years old…

If you want to know the story of our favorite pairs of jeans…

How To Wear
What am I running from? Probably the debate I know will heat up quicker than the weather.

How to wear a denim jacket to work…

How to wear white jeans (sharp) casually…

How to wear white jeans in pretty much any situation ever…

How to wear worn-in jeans with tailored items…

Did you enjoy the month-long editorial focus? Want more like it? Chime in with your thoughts!

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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  • beardedman

    It’s possible to survive, even thrive and have a fun life, without wearing denim. Why does nearly every style blog think all men need to have some kind of denim?

    • Michael

      It’s not that you need to have denim, I for one rarely wear jeans. Its just that since so many people wear jeans and they’re such a classic menswear piece, style bloggers tend to cover it a lot. It’s like saying “why do style bloggers talk about OCBD’s so much, you don’t have to wear them?” It’s because some things are just really big parts of menswear even if not everybody wears all of them.

      • beardedman

        I can appreciate that Michael. I guess what I was trying to say was that many of these blogs almost treat denim as a de rigueur item for everyone, when really it’s only classic in a James Dean sort of way. (Not that there’s anything wrong with James Dean.) Even OCBDs are not. None of my button-downs are made of Oxford cloth. An OCBD is a step up from a T-shirt, but there are many levels beyond. Denim? Fugedaboudit.

    • http://hespokestyle.com/ Brian Sacawa

      I mean, how much do you see me touting denim (other than this past month, which was Denim Month here on HSS)? Check out the Style Guide! Thanks for chiming in!