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Yes, you can wear denim-on-denim!

Wearing denim-on-denim can be done but it takes some thoughtfulness. Also known as a Canadian tuxedo, denim-on-denim is a popular combination that looks great when done right. Legend has it that in 1951, American singer Bing Crosby was initially denied entry to a Vancouver hotel because he was wearing head-to-toe denim in a matching wash and the hotel deemed the attire too informal. The hotel eventually made an exception for Crosby due to his celebrity. As a response, Levi Strauss & Co. immediately made Bing a tuxedo made out of denim and declared denim formal for any setting and the term Canadian tuxedo was born. In some parts of the US, we refer to matching head-to-toe denim looks as a Kentucky tux or an Alabama formal.

Head-to-toe denim looks have endured through the years and have become increasingly popular as denim has become a staple in most guys wardrobes. From denim jeans, shirts, jackets and hats it's easy to create a complete denim look that is stylish, modern and unique. Here are some tips to use to pull the look off with confidence.

Enhance It

Not with rhinestones, just embroidery, patches and logos. This will break up a denim look and give it some visual interest and prevent your look from appearing to matchy.

Contrast Light and Dark

Wear lighter denim shades up top and darker shades on the bottom. This combination looks better and is easier to pull off. Be thoughtful about the shade and washes of denim you buy in order to keep your look fresh and modern.