Who doesn't look good in a tux?
Obviously not him.
[yes - this was a shameless excuse to post a photo of Ryan Gosling.]
Today, however, I have a different sort of monochrome ensemble in mind. This one caters a little more to our friends in the north than to those planning on attempting faux-humility in front of an audience of professional fakers.
Yes, today my friends, we're highlighting that which one oh-so-politically-correct Urban Dictionary contributor refered to as the "Disgustingly unfashionable clothing worn by Canadians or blue-collar Americans." [The opinions expressed here are those of the original authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the infinitely charming author of this blog.]
You guessed it, folks.
Today we showcase the Canadian Tuxedo.
I'm aware that there's likely some intercultural animosity at work here, but I'll focus on the aesthetics and leave the politicizing up to my obnoxious professors.
For now, I'm just interested in this jump-suit approach to denim - a janitorial-aesthetic, if you will. My all or nothing frame of mind approves, even if it did take a while to erase the images like these from my frame of consciousness.
And, they're back.
Anyhow, done tastefully, 'denim-on-denim' can actually work.
A not-at-all-professional-or-legitimate tip? I'd probably make the shades differ a slight bit - ideally without clashing.
See how the lighter hue exists to different extents in both the shirt and the pants? And by rolling up the pants and choosing a tighter fit, Melanie here avoids overwhelming her frame in lumberjack splendor (as if you ever could).
Fun-fact: as you can probably tell from the familiar backdrop, these photos were taken inside my new favorite store, Twigs, and Melanie was only trying on these MIH Jeans when I asked to snap her totally on-trend outfit.
Some people are perpetually cool-looking.