3 Ways Men Can Wear Light Denim

With the help of stylist Phaedra Godchild, our May 2014 cover boy, Todd Hawkwood, shows off three ways to wear light denim, this spring’s hottest trend.



Photography by Phil Crozier

Lighter washed denim can be tricky to wear and often men will shy away from picking up a pair and instead opt for a medium or dark wash. With various styles and price points popping up at retailers across the city, there’s no better time to start experimenting. Here is one pair of light-wash denim styled three different ways, styled by Phaedra Godchild ofstyleista.ca and modelled by Todd Hawkwood.

Chambrays in New Ways

Photo by Phil Crozier.

Saint Laurent denim, $490, from Holt Renfrew; shirt, $91.50, Timex watch, $136, and Vans shoes, $70, all from J.Crew.

Try pairing denim with chambray, but make sure you keep the shades noticeably different. Leave it untucked to avoid a full-on Western look.

A Natural at Neutrals

Photo by Phil Crozier.

Saint Laurent denim, $490, Paul Smith Jeans shirt, $200 and tie, $150, all from Holt Renfrew; tie bar, $76, belt, $45.50, Timex watch, $136, and Vans shoes, $70, all from J.Crew.

Opt to pair light denim with softer shades to get a monochromatic look that is tres cool for spring 2014. Add a knit tie and a unique tie bar to dress up the overall look.

Florals for the Manly Man

Photo by Phil Crozier.

Saint Laurent denim, $490, from Holt Renfrew; floral shirt, $102, tie, $80.50, Timex watch, $136 and Vans shoes, $70, all from J.Crew.

Florals are not only for women. New and edgy ways of wearing floral patterns are making a breakthrough in men’s fashion. Try pairing muted tones and military influences such as combat green with a tie in the same colour family.

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