The Canadian Tuxedo, aka the denim-on-denim look, is a tried and tested look, with some good, some bad, and a lot of OMG moments! While celebs like Steve Harvey, Kanye West, and Julia Fox, as well as Canadian-born Ryan Reynolds, have wowed onlookers with the style, others have given it a shot and ended up looking like a denim-loaded mess! Now, denim on denim has made a serious comeback in American fashion and it looks like it’s gonna be around for a long time.
The Comeback of the Canadian Tuxedo
The last two decades have been a love-hate roller-coaster for the relationship between America and its quintessential denim. Boot-cut jeans came, conquered, and left, while the skinny fit dominated for a long time. However, those tight jeans were not universal, and people gradually came back to a more relaxed look. The Canadian Tuxedo has given a stylish nod to this relaxed denim-ware trend. The high-end fashion street has come up with quilted denim, fresh from fashion show runways. Beyond these multiple trends, the one static thing is the growing appreciation for good quality denim as an apparel material.
The Problems along the Path
America is the country that popularized the textile called denim to the world. And the problem now is that America doesn’t really make denim anymore. In the era of recycled and refurbished apparel, USA-made denim is often pricey. Also, during the last two years, people didn’t step out of their homes as much, eliminating the need to change out of their everyday sweats or shorts. But as the world goes back to normal, a pair of denim or a throw-over-anything denim jacket has become the trusted closet-quintessential piece once again. The Canadian Tuxedo has made a perfect return in this crucial time, reimagining some classic looks for a new stylish era.