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Shop Like A Style Blogger: 20 Denim Pieces Fit For a Canadian Tuxedo

There’s been a lot of chatter recently about redefining the Canadian tuxedo, and we here have something to say about it. The traditional Canadian tux is a glorious denim-on-denim ensemble, and we see no reason to veer away from that. In fact, Alexandra of I’m A Little gave us every reason to pull out all of our favourite denim pieces with the double denim special she served up in the Canadian Street Style Lookbook last week.

Unfortunately, our joint closet was lacking in Canadian tuxedo potential, so we embarked on a hunt to find the coolest denim pieces available this fall. Our wish list got very long, very quickly: Étoile Isabel Marant‘s dogtooth-print skinny jeans (USD$385), Diesel‘s ombre denim high-tops ($135), Karl Lagerfeld‘s neon yellow biker jacket (USD$335), and J.Crew‘s chambray tie (USD$68.50) definitely made the cut. Check out the rest of our denim picks in the gallery below.

Will you be working some denim-on-denim action this fall?


Diesel’s Newest Toronto Boutique Hosts Blogger Styling Face-Off, Featuring The Backseat Stylers!


Diesel officially launched its third boutique in Canada last week, and yours truly was right in the mix of the celebrations. Or, rather, my doppelgänger was! I had been invited to participate in a blogger style-off pitting me against Jay Strut, Nelia Belkova and Julio Reyes-Cocka, and I’d dressed my little mannequin friend exactly as I’d dress, well, myself.

Having the entire spring/summer 2013 preview collection at my disposal, I started with a metallic black leather collar, added a white button-down and black pleated skirt with cool zipper detailing at the waist, and then finished the look off with a pair of metallic silver ankle booties, plus a double-wrap leather bracelet for good measure. Shera, as I’ve affectionately named her (after a flubbed PR email that addressed me as “Shera” – not my name!) looked pretty damn fierce, if I may say so myself.

She’s got tough competition though, between Nelia’s sequins and pleats, Jay’s denim vest outfit, and Julio’s leather and lace pairing. Give me – and Shera! – some support if you dig our black, white and silver ensemble by tweeting at @DieselCanada and letting them know that @backseatstylers‘ look is where it’s at. The contest closes on Black Friday, November 23 at 9:30 p.m., so vote before then and you’ll be entered to win a $1,000 Diesel shopping spree. Thanks in advance for the love and good luck with the giveaway!

Julio Reyes-Cocka, Nelia Belkova and me

Shoppers voting for Shera, obviously (yup, that’s the story I’m going with)

Jay Strut

xx, S

Image Credits: George Pimentel

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