Perfecting the Canadian Tuxedo

Leandra Medine | May 23, 2011

Did I just gave you the fake out of your life, or what? 

This title of this post suggests a whole lot of denim but the post that just went live a little while ago told you to look out for some serious monochrome.  While yes, there will be monochrome, it won’t be today. There is, however, something to be said about the nature of layers n’ layers n’ layers of denim in cahoots with monochrome m@dne$$. Sometimes I just type and I’m not even sure what I’m saying. So I’m just going to leave that there and make an executive decision not to proof read.

Instead, have a look at some sweet denim in action. 

First I layered leather. And then, I layered suede. Now in honor of rising temperatures that are still debatable, I give you: jean. Not Billie Jean. Just like, jean.

tank: T by Alexander Wang, shorts: Ever, rings: DANNIJO
It starts with boyfriend shorts. They may look decent from this angle, but no good can come of them. One time, I said I looked like I am wearing diarrhea in my ass and accidentally sent the sentiment in an email to my entire address book. That was pretty funny. Extra repeller points for Michelle Trachtenberg-status white skin. 
blouse: Madewell
 Oh brother, these just keep getting worse. Add a denim shirt and then look in the mirror and say, “this is a pretty standard Canadian tuxedo.”
moto jacket: H&M;
And then, pull a denim jacket from the trenches of your childhood and ask yourself while smiling: “why aren’t I wearing shoes?” Honestly, it’s a little rude.
vest: Zara
Layer a vest over, why not. At this point you have nothing to lose…especially not your virginity. 
And finally:
shoes: Valentino
Add fancy shoes. You know what they say…when in a bedroom corner, do as the bedroom corners do. 
  • Mrs. C

    LOVE the layering and all the jean! I feel you could def rock to Billie Jean in this….
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  • Neiry

    Love the layering and your pants!

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  • Katricia

    You are the queen of layers!

    Peace, Katricia.

  • Collections

    Loving all the layers of denim. Lookin good.

    Fashionable Collections

  • esclava de la pluma

    you are amazing, love your style, always giving great ideas :)

  • maxwell conrad

    you make my heart smile! i'm still too tired to laugh, but know that my heart is smiling extra wide. all teeth.

  • NEDA

    I adore how you incorporated the 'fancy' shoes; its so unqiue as individual- i love the fact that you're dressing down the shoes, however implicating a formal attire to your overall casual/very layered outfit. Perfect!

    X Neda X

  • Fashion Agony

    Awesome shorts!
    P.S. Love your new header!!!


  • sooz

    lovin on those JORTSSSSS

  • Absolutely Mrs. K

    i think you are the girl with the most fancy shoes! i love the way you wear the most gorgeous boots alive. they always turn up the volume. you look smashing in pale pastel colors. the baby blue looks insane with your hair. love the leather jacket, every girl should have a spring leather jacket. but the best part: how can jeans shorts look that sophisticated

  • asia

    lovely outfits 😉
    i love your shorts !


  • Queec

    hahah u r so funny girl! like your posts! :)

  • bonjour…..JR

    perfect outfit…:)

  • Marjorie Rose

    Ahhh sh** it looks good to me! What happened? Did I just get brainwashed?

  • Eugenia Woods

    Love it! Those shoes are wonderful!

  • Gorete Sousa

    Great Looks!!! love
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  • Molliee

    great layering as always – happy Monday!


    Love Canadian Tuxedos!

  • briannelee

    AMAZING shoes!

  • Lola

    Is it wrong that I LOVE you?!!? Effing hilarious! xzxzx

  • CupcakesOMG!

    henceforth, this look shall be referred to as demin-rhea. you're welcome.

  • Nikki

    Looking repelling as always. I still love the good old denim on denim trend! x

  • New York Don’t Leave Me

    LOL You look awesome. Love fancy shoes with this!

  • Kimberly

    love this layering especially with the fancy shoes love it!

  • Jessie

    i love this little dressing up thing that you do. it's fantastic!!

  • Aimee

    You are seriously just amazing. Freakin' amazing.


  • prelovedfashion

    You are one clever cookie. I wasn't with you until the shoes went on and then it was suddenly fashion.


  • The Vintage Scene

    I'm Canadian and the Canadian tuxedo is very easy to pull off. Its all about making sure that the denim colours are contrasted and of different weights.

  • sofia

    haha, this is too funny. I love it!!!

  • jaclyn

    hhhahaahahah i LOVE YOU! made my day

  • Chez Carolinette

    I love the way you teach step by step!

    Chez Carolinette

  • peaceofme

    This is brilliant. Your blog might be my favorite of all time. And yes, it was definitely the fake out of my life. :)

  • The Fancy Teacup

    You perfect the denim on denim look. Those beautiful Valentino heels are the cherry on top.
    much love.

  • indie.electronic.alternative.

    now that's what i call "denim, on denim, on denim, on denim, on…" i could keep going by there's gotta be a character limit on this thing.

  • Michelle Lee

    great denim look!

  • Aubrey

    It's just not fair. I try to layer, and I end up looking like a crazy homeless woman — which I guess is man-repelling… In a different way. On a positive note, you look fantastic.

  • Julie

    So cute. Totally feelign the baby blue!!

  • Del Soltani

    I'm Canadian. HOLLAAAA.

    jokes aside though, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Valentino shoes!

  • Jess

    Wow, you actually made it look pretty good! May I recommend a denim shoe? (Lots of great repellants at this web store).


  • Mariel Villanueva

    Love the layering!

  • BeLighter

    It started with "ok where is this going", went on with some laughs and ended up with "wow looks great!" and "how does she do it?"… actually you've just showed us how you do it… but I still don't believe it!
    Girl, you are so creative!

  • Change Paris

    Not repelling! Still gorgeous!:-p

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  • Anonymous

    feelin bowie's 'jean genie' as i scroll thru

  • Sarah

    I really enjoy your look, but without the shoes, you have camouflaged into the wall! The fancy shoes and moto jakcet are great, btw.

  • Vasilieva

    loving the shorts, great all blue combos

  • feesha

    I was hoping you'd do a denim layering post!

  • marymary

    Thank you darling girl for renewing my love of fashion. xx

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  • Sophie

    You don't have denim shoes??? I am truly shocked.

  • Aina

    This is such a great idea! I love how you can see layer to layer!

    Keep up the great work!



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    Nice post, begitu fenomenal…

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