May 7, 2015

Woah there, knees fans. It’s not shorts time yet. Maybe you’ve seen the sunshine and wondered if it was time to bare your legs- maybe you even tried pulling the short trousers on for a test drive- but no. The arctic winds around your calf muscles will have set you straight: Two knocking knees does not a summer make.

No, we’re not in shorts season. We’re somewhere far better; we’re in that sweet spot where the weather is cool enough to keep you in your jeans, but warm enough to let you style them with pretty much whatever you want. Spring denim styling is the name of the game, and to help you play it to the best of your ability, we’ve enlisted the help of the guys from our Marble Arch store to bring you their favourite nearly-summer denim looks.

Take it away, chaps.

Hisham Abubaker

I like to wear my jeans a bit lower on the hip, casual and easy to wear. I wear them every day so comfort is key. I’ve paired them with a pair of Stan Smiths and a linen shirt by Farah. Summery, in summary.

Hisham wears: Penfield Black Palm Print Bucket Hat, Farah Trent White Linen Shirt, Cheap Monday UOX Tight T2, Stig Black Canvas Rucksack and Adidas Stan Smith Vulc Trainers in White.

Okba Menaa

I like my denim to be loose around the top and relaxed but narrow towards the ankle. The new C&T range from Levi 501 taper in at the bottom, which I like. The classic wash makes it easy to wear with anything. I really like Blood Brother apparel and the long line vest with the t-shirt over the top is something I would wear during the day.

Okba wears:Blood Brother Coding Graphic Hem Tee in White, Levi’s 501 CT Tapered Jeans in Dalston, Vans Old Skool Trainers in White and Stussy 5-Panel Cap in Black.

Liberatus Fusi-Akpodono

I’m into a slim cut jean. Not too skinny, not too wide. This pair by Nudie are super versatile- a nice slim cut, high quality denim. There’s a tiny bit of stretch to them and the black wash can be worn with a lot of different things. I’ve teamed with a Fred Perry ringer- It’s got a bit of a ‘90s Manchester thing going for it, which is amped up by the bucket hat. Mad for it.

Liberatus wears:Fred Perry Taped Ringer Tee in Snow White, Nudie Jeans Tape Ted Jeans in Black and Blue Love, Obey Traverse Bucket Hat in Black and Nike Air Max Tavas SE Trainers in White.

Kemar Reid

Lately I’ve been going for a high-waisted ankle rolled style of denim. It’s got a bit of an old-fashioned, American workwear vibe, which I’m into at the moment. I’m wearing Levi’s 501 C&Ts in the Shoreditch wash. I love the classic 501 cut, and the ripped detailing give them a nice broken-in feel. I’ve gone for a vintage Swedish work jacket, from Urban Renewal, for a kind of utilitarian feel. It’s a nice lightweight option for the warmer weather.

Kemar wears:Urban Renewal Vintage Customised Swedish Work Jacket in Olive, Fred Perry Slub Stripe Tee in Yellow and Navy, Adidas Superstar 80s Trainers in White and Black and Levi’s 501 CT Tapered Jeans in Shoreditch.

Nathan Taylor

I usually tend to wear my denim rolled up or cropped. I like the wash and the shade of this Calvin Klein Jeans style. I like to keep denim the main feature of an outfit, so I’ve chosen to style it with a classic tee and minimal accessories.

Nathan wears: Fred Perry Slub Tee in Snow White, Urban Renewal Vintage Customised Swedish Work Jacket, Levi’s 501 CT Tapered Jeans in Celebration, Adidas Adilette Stripe Pool Slides in Black and White and Stig Black Canvas Rucksack.

Mark Pinder

I wear denim every day so I like to have a range of fits and washes at the ready. I’m wearing a pair of Nudie Tape Teds in a proper dark blue denim wash. I’m a big fan of the Nudie brand- I like nearly all the jeans they stock. This pair of jeans is dry denim which is having a bit of a moment right now. It’s amazing quality and because of the colour and fit can be worn either causally or smart. I’ve teamed them with a nice short sleeve shirt by Wood Wood because summer is nearly here and a white t-shirt under this to break up the blue in my outfit.

Mark wears: Commodity Stock White Basic One-Pocket Tee, Nudie Jeans Tape Ted Jeans in 16 Drip Dry Indigo and Clarks Desert Boots in Ariel Cola.

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