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Double denim is a win-win (and where to find the best denim shirts) — That’s Not My Age
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Double denim is a win-win (and where to find the best denim shirts) — That’s Not My Age


I’m at all times comfortable in denim. Double-up and the feel-good issue will increase two-fold. And I’m not alone. Earlier this 12 months, Beyoncé despatched Levi’s gross sales skyrocketing together with her new, nation album Act Two: Cowboy Carter; the hit single Levii’s Denims refers back to the eponymous model and comprises the lyrics ‘denim on denim on denim on denim’. Queen Bey is a lady after my very own coronary heart. And, that’s my new favorite music.

One other long-term Double Denim Dame, Julianne Moore regarded superb at a press occasion in Alaïa barrel leg denims and a panelled denim jacket (have a look HERE); and extra relaxed on the streets of NYC, in an outdated shirt and denims, in 2021, HERE. Lately, Ruth Wilson joined the group, showing in JW Anderson at a Dover Road Market launch. And never forgetting the final word Denim Dame, Marilyn Monroe on the set of the 1961 movie, The Misfits fantastically captured by Eve Arnold, in her Lee denims, white shirt and denim jacket. Cool as.


My new ELV Denim shirt


Let’s speak about denim shirts and the place to search out one of the best of the indigo bunch. Whether or not that’s to pair with favorite denims, slouchy cargo pants or dress-up slinky wide-leg trousers. Go blue or go residence, as Beyoncé didn’t sing…

Introducing, my new shirt. Effectively, technically it’s an upcycled shirt made out of two outdated shirts by ELV Denim, the London-based label (diminished within the sale at Liberty HERE). The close-up exhibits the 2 completely different pockets on the entrance, and the pictures on the Liberty web site present the centre again seam. ELV is brief for East London Classic, and the small sustainable model has collaborated with the Outnet on a group of upcycled clothes from seasons previous.

Different good locations to search out sustainable denim shirts are: Albaray, Aligne ( the shirts at the moment are offered out however I just like the collarless moto jacket), licensed B-corp MUD Denim, (out there from Collect & See within the UK, once more the shirts are offered out). When you’re searching for darkish denim, Residents of Humanity has a cracking shirt made out of Lyocell and recycled cotton, M&S additionally has a beautiful Lyocell shirt, or strive sustainable labels Baukjen and Frank & Eileen. And don’t neglect the unique and the Bey-est: Levi’s.




On That’s Not My Age, I usually strive a wide range of outfits and mortgage gadgets to display alternative ways to put on garments; however kicking again in denim is after I’m happiest. STYLE TIP: in case you’re going for the double, break issues up with a belt.

PS After I posted this image on Instagram, one among my pals stated I appear like I’m launching a ship! It’s truly the curvy structure of the Aquatics Centre on the Olympic Park in London. Taken after I interviewed Claudine Rousseau at LCF.


Denim on denim…


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All my very own garments. Upcycled denim shirt from ELV. Classic Levi’s 501s. Tweed blazer from Weekend Max Mara (a couple of seasons in the past); comparable HERE and HERE. Canvas hi-tops are an outdated pair from Good Information. The blue leather-based belt is an historical J&M Davidson, sale cut price.


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