Canadian Tuxedo

 Burberry Denim Jacket, Peter Cohen Top and R13 Jeans ( available at Savannah Santa Monica ), Belle by Sigerson Morrison Booties ( similar here ), Celine Bag, Oliver Peoples Sunglasses, Cartier Watch, China Wall Belt. 

Burberry Denim Jacket, Peter Cohen Top and R13 Jeans (available at Savannah Santa Monica), Belle by Sigerson Morrison Booties (similar here), Celine Bag, Oliver Peoples Sunglasses, Cartier Watch, China Wall Belt. 

A jean jacket paired with jeans is called a “Canadian Tuxedo.” I learned this when I moved to the U.S. from my native Canada. Up until that point, I never knew that the term existed. I figured that it originated because the fashion world viewed pairing denim with denim, a faux pas; and since Canada was not famous for its fashion contributions, the term was accompanied by a negative connotation.  Once I did some research, I discovered that the term was coined in 1951, when Bing Crosby was denied entrance to a Canadian hotel simply because he was dressed all in denim, something that was deemed too casual for a formal setting in a very conservative country.

I am in love with these jeans by R13. I had never heard of this brand until I discovered it at Savannah. I will admit that the jeans are a tad pricey, but they are so comfortable and flattering, that I was willing to splurge. The silk top that ties is both a shout out to the retro look of yesteryear, but with a more contemporary feel, and this look is very trendy right now. This denim jacket by Burberry, which I have owned for years, always seems to add the right amount of wow to an outfit. The moto booties keep everything looking edgy. I have put together less expensive options for you below.


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