A quality denim shirt is a wardrobe staple for any man. The problem though is how to find one that’s suitable for both casual and smart casual dress occasions. We personally prefer blue washed denim shirts as they’re softer and are better paired with chinos and (if you must double denim) jeans.
Whilst acceptable, double denim (or the Canadian tuxedo) is bloody hard to get right. If you want to give the daring look a go, try dark almost black jeans and a washed denim shirt on top and trial the contrasting tones from there. If your tops and bottoms match then you’ve taken it too far.
However, denim shirts also look good with just a pair of chinos or trousers (if you think the whole double denim look is too Britney and Justin at the 2001 AMAs) and should be an item of clothing owned by every man; as it can be quite stylish and rugged.
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Therefore, we’ve rounded up the best denim shirts for men. In this selection of denim shirts you’ll find them ranging from cheap to insanely expensive, casual to smart-casual; so no matter your tastes, you’ll find the perfect denim shirt for you.
J. Crew has a great range of denim and chambray (a lightweight denim) shirts. Available in a wide-range of rinse-colours and styles, J. Crew’s versatile denim shirts are well-made and reasonably priced.
If you’re after a cheap contemporary denim shirt that’s surprisingly well-made, you can’t go wrong with ASOS Design.
This denim shirt is made from a breathable 100% Egyptian cotton sourced directly from Italy, and has been expertly tailored to provide a slim, but not quite figure-hugging fit. If you’re after a dressier denim shirt for smart-casual affairs, this is the perfect denim shirt for you.
G-Star’s 3301 Slim Shirt range takes its design inspiration from shirts of the Wild West and comes in multiple colours and sizes. Available in both long sleeve and short sleeve options, if you’re after a denim shirt that’ll make you the king of cool, G-Star is the brand for you.
Todd Snyder has a great range of denim shirts, some traditional and others more contemporary-looking & daring. All made with premium cotton denim, and available in different rinse-colours, any Todd Snyder denim shirt will make a perfect addition to any wardrobe.
That's certainly true of the Victor denim overshirt, which as its product name implies, is a heavyweight shirt that can act as a top layer even when the temperature begins to drop. A classic blue denim colouring makes it easy to pair with dark or even beige or stone-coloured bottoms, and tortoise shell buttons provide a subtle but effective stylistic touch.
Of course Levi’s has a great selection of denim shirts, perfect for casualwear but versatile enough to be dressed up. Made with premium cotton denim, and available in multiple rinse-colours, if you want a traditional well-made denim shirt, Levi’s is the brand for you.