I have been remiss in not doing an article on jeans and today is no different , well, except for this paragraph. Jeans didn’t really trend spring/summer but then the truth here is that jeans have become like underwear in a Dandi’s wardrobe (no, not to be worn under clothes) but the commonality of them, the everyday-ness of them means that you are supposed to follow the fine print of each season just to see what denim wash you should be wearing, how many pockets and who the new ‘hot‘ designer is that then makes the ’hot’ designer you bought last year only good for the donation bin (not really, but some fashionista Dandi’s feel that way). The small print gives you the latest wash, cut, stiff or relaxed. It tells you whether you should roll the bottoms into small or ginormous cuffs, or just leave them as the gods intended.
And then there are the fashion cycles of colors trending on jeans. I can’t do colors other than black so I never play when they insist that red, yellow or some other primary color is ‘in this season’. And quite frankly I couldn’t do the lighter wash that was popular earlier this year. I just couldn’t do it, it took me too far back to the 90’s and it frightened me. I like dark blue jeans with a cuff (here I go with yet another uniform statement) and I am sticking with it. That is the one thing about style versus fashion. We’ve all seen Fran Leibowitz in the same blazer, white shirt – starched within an inch of its life, jeans, and cowboy boots for decades and she always looks dapper, because it’s part of her brand.
And you can thank this Diesel Black Gold ad for finally getting me to mention jeans though there aren’t any in it.
I loved the fabulousness of the androgynous model and styling. I love this wide-collared overcoat and the knit turtleneck. I don’t, however, suggest you go dig up those workout pants you buried last year – torn and awkward fitting – and add them to your look. Corduroy pants will go great with this look and sadly I think jeans would actually be too simple. Since this is for your Fall/Winter look you can do a pair of wool blend pants with a dressier cut. Leave the tennis shoes in the closet. Open up your new box of fabulous boots for the season and tuck the bottom of your pants in them (like you didn’t do it on purpose) and you will be quite the Dandi for Fall.
Diesel Black Gold – diesel.com