New Configurations solidify a new-era denim as a key trend for spring 2023:
Innovative shapes and rugged construction are just some of the leading styles that take denim to new materializations and configurations. In the new millennium, creativity is ushering in contemporary silhouettes, thus pushing denim to new social concepts. Men’s fashion is alive, with new styles, enhanced fabric, and sustainable options. In the past few years, the intellectual exploration of masculinity has changed in a new direction. To my point, Gen Z has drastically overthrown the universal aesthetic codes by heightening the importance of a sense of freedom.
In shaping the list of on-trend denim, I looked to see what was brewing worldwide. Nowadays, men understand the importance of being comfortable with themselves and those around them. For the 2023 spring/summer season, many menswear designers invested heavily in denim, showing various products in a wide range of finishes.
Feeling the pulse, of the new denim codes, Gen Z is leading the way to the most positive changes in sustainable denim. Young people are attempting to develop a regenerated civilization that cares for our planet. By creating awareness and forming relationships with a greater story, Gen Zs aim is to build a new relationship to time and space through the blockchain.
‘Denim’s renaissance reveals the importance of sustainable manufacturing methods and the most influential consumer voice. After all, new risks can equal new rewards.
At present, young men are falling back on heritage denim with an added dose of modifications. With American men increasingly working and living their intangible lives in front of a computer screen, they seek to convey traditional credibility through their clothes. And denim plays a significant role in that credibility. To celebrate the purest expression of denim today, consumers are looking for brands that hold to integrity, respect, optimism, and kindness, keen to make the world a better place one pair at a time.
Hermès-Chenille De Soie Turtleneck Sweater. Price: $1,825;Sport Calfskin Ribbed Jacket .Price: $11,900;Men Hat Fred Denim. Price: $390; Royal PS Palladium Cashmere-Lined Deerskin Men’s Gloves. Price: $1,150; Half Cod 38 Calfskin 135 Men’s Belt. Price: $1,050. Available at Hermès stores nationwide. For store information, please call 1-800-441-4488 or www.hermes.co
Brioni.com: Jacket: Royal Blue Double-Splittable ‘Vagabon’ Overshirt $5,750.00;Shirt: Denim three-button cotton shirt. $750.00;Jeans: Sustainable Japanese Selvedge Chamonix jeans$1,725.00
Pairing the DEVIL-DOG Dungaree’s Boot Cut Fit Jean with the Ash Heather Henley is the perfect go-to outfit this Fall! The denim includes two stretch fibers combined for extra flexibility, all-day comfort, and a lasting fit, while the Henley is the perfect relaxed, cozy top. With the durable fabrics and fit details, you will feel comfortable and elevated all season long!
Boot Cut: This garment contains LYCRA® dualFX® technology. Two stretch fibers combined for extra flexibility, all-day comfort, and lasting fit.
Ash Heather Henley: Unbeatably soft and cozy, this Henley is cut in a classic relaxed fit that oozes comfort. From lounging to after-hour meet-ups, wear it as a base layer or on its own. Raisin – CPO Jacket, $129.00;Boot Cut Jeans – $79.00; and Ash Heather Henley – $69.00
Off-White Oasi Cashmere Overshirt; $2490.00- White 5-Pocket Pants $690.00-
Off-White Oasi Cashmere Textured Turtleneck-$1,990
The distinctive fits of the Brunello Cucinelli FW22 menswear collection reinterpret the iconic style of Denim Pants. Classic five-pocket jeans and garment-dyed denim give any outfit a casual yet refined everyday look. Oxford shirt: $550.00, Blazer: $4,995.00, Pocket square: $250.00, Denim pants: $995.00, Leather Belt: $775.00, Tie: $295.00
Paul Stuart -This is a sophisticated look from Paul Stuart for fall. The suede shirt jacket is perfect for wearing over a classic cashmere half-zip sweater and dark denim jeans. The finest materials from Italy for the well-dressed man to wear on a walk in the fall. Jacket-$1795; Sweater $875
One way to dress denim well is by pairing it with a light, contrasting-colored suede investment piece with shape, drape, movement, and proportion. The Jack Victor soft, luxe bomber silhouette is both flattering and comfortable. Crafted in a high-quality goatskin with a high neck, ribbed cuff, and waist, it is durable enough for frequent outdoor or active use and will patina handsomely with time and age.
Layering in textured knits in shades of blue compliments the blue hues of denim and adds chic casual comfort to a denim look. The quarter zip leaves the option to wear and highlight a collared button-front shirt to add additional polish to the denim look. TAN LEON BOMBER JACKET 100% Goat Suede – Made in Italy $898; LEON Quarter Zip Sky BlueFront Dualac Sweater, 100% Cotton. $248
The classic five-pocket slim-fit jeans in black cotton denim are a sure-fire winner this season. The design has hallmark Dior topstitching on the rear pockets and a leather tag with a debossed House signature. The jeans are a timeless piece in every man’s wardrobe. The black T-shirt is a timeless, relaxed piece with a tonal CD Icon embroidery on the chest. The style has a regular fit with a ribbed crew neck and pairs quickly with any jeans. Black Cotton Denim Long Slim-Fit Jeans. $790;Black Cotton Jersey CD Icon T-Shirt $650. Available on Dior.com and at select Dior boutiques nationwide 1 800 929 Dior
This DSQUARED2 denim look is perfect for FW22 as it combines the ease and softness of the Roadie jean with an unexpected, complex, snake-eye belt buckle. The deep indigo of the dark jean paired with the vibrant flame orange cardigan creates a beautiful earthy contrast. ROADIE 9.5 O STRETCH DENIM SNAKE EYE PLAQUE BELT COWHIDE ITEM LINK; COLOR BLOCK LEATHER GLOVES AND LOOSE CARDIGAN FLAME ORANGE. WOOL ALPACA BLEND 3GG. PRICE ON REQUEST
Dolce & Gabbana: Stretch cotton jacquard pants with DG logo –$1,245 ;Calfskin Nappa Visconti loafers, $1,045 ;Silk and cotton granddad-neck sweater with DG patch $1,125. vailable at select boutiques Customer Service Number: 1-877-70-DGUSA
Distressed Acid Wash Cardigan- Edge your everyday look with this bold black cardigan featuring a distressed open front in textured cotton knit. We recommend to layer yours over a graphic tee and pairing it with jeans for effortless style. Easy Rider Bootcut Stretch Jeans-With a bootcut leg and an effortless mid-rise, the Easy Rider Boot is designed with a classic straight fit and laid-back attitude. Corduroy Western Long-Sleeve Shirt: This long-sleeve shirt takes inspiration from the west with traditional tailorings like classic button-down styling, a spread collar, and chest pockets in cozy corduroy for a touch of texture.
Joseph DeAcetis is creative director at Style Lujo where he serves as Fashion Director. He has styled and art directed countless fashion and cover stories for Forbes, Playboy, Esquire and People Magazine. He also writes extensively about men’s style, accessories, and watches for Nobleman Magazine.
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