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Bring Denim To The Desk

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The office look now embraces the most informal of fabrics. ShortList shows you how to mix business and casual

(Images: Amy Currell)

THE DENIM BLAZER (left)

With a nod to the looser silhouette that’s currently dominating menswear, a denim blazer has the formality of one in a traditional tailor’s cloth, but without the rigid and restrictive interlinings.

Blazer £349 by BOSS BLACK; 020-7554 5700

THE DENIM SHIRT(right)

A formal suit can be softened by replacing a stiff-collared-business shirt with a lightweight denim chambray version. Accessorise with a soft rather than structured tie.

Denim shirt with pocket £40 by THE DUFFER OF ST GEORGE; jdsports.co.uk

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THE DENIM JEAN (left)

Dress-down Fridays and slipping dress codes mean jeans are now a realistic option. Boss not convinced? A darker fabric and slimmer-fit might win them round.

Indigo ‘Spencer slim’ jeans £100 by WRANGLER; eu.wrangler.com

THE DENIM GILET (right)

With three-piece tailoring in favour, take the opportunity to flash a waistcoat in an unconventional contrast fabric such as denim. It’ll help to relax the overall silhouette.

Denim gilet £220 by OLIVER SPENCER; oliverspencer.co.uk

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