The Denim Jeans Style Challenge – Look One

That Dapper Chap shares the first look in the denim style challenge, creating five looks from just two pairs of jeans.

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Hi, thanks for checking back in for the first installment of the Next denim jeans style challenge. If you haven’t already read the details of the challenge or the very interesting denim survey results by Burton Menswear, find it HERE

All photography by the very talented Ian Clark of PhotoByIan, check out his other work HERE

The two pairs of jeans from that I used for the challenge

Look One – The Heritage Worker

The first look is a relaxed formal look. Being at the more formal end I opted for the smarter jeans which can be found HERE at £35.00.

With the vintage style grandad collar shirt and tweed waistcoat the look has a very heritage feel. The boots continue the theme and the trouser chain conjures images of a factory worker with his bunch of keys hanging from his waistband.

Change this look up by wearing a collared shirt and a tie.

A relaxed but more formal look


Relaxed but still smart enough for the workplace

Black leather brogue boot increase the formality of the look

The trouser chain, adding interest and depth to the outfit

Enjoying a cup of tea and a much needed break

A closer look at the waistcoat and shirt

The slim leg of the jeans keeps them neat


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The Outfit

Black Brogue Boots – Lucini £75.00

Dark Raw Jeans – Next £35.00

Grandad collar shirt – Next £24.00

Tweed Waistcoat – Hammond & Co at Debenhams £50.00

Trouser Chain – Ebay

Watch – James McCabe Heritage £179.00

Check back for the second part in this five part series where I’ll show you a more preppy look.



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  1. March 25, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    love this look and i really super love the shoes!

    • April 6, 2015 / 10:11 am


      Thanks for your comment. I wanted some black brogue boots but a pair with a higher finish that what you usually see so I was pleased when I managed to find these.

    • April 6, 2015 / 10:12 am

      Thanks Ged! These are the sort of jeans that you can style in many different ways. Thanks for your comment