I found my denim shirt afterall the searching high (end) and low (end) and everything in between :-). At H&M Boys of course! Here with old Gap 1969 grey bf jeans and short dark blue trench, black leather Mysuelly flats and Hermès Kelly 28 in black box leather. I had several specific requirements for the denim shirt, slim fit, slim sleeves, light weight denim, right shade of blue and no extra embellishments. This has it all. I like that it looks good buttoned right up plus the real pockets.The trench is a dark blue, blue not navy but I like this because ultimately it will be used during Spring and late Summer too. It’s lined, fully washable and there’s a drawstring feature to add a bit of shape if you wish. The sleeves are narrow so wouldn’t be able to be worn over a bulky jumper. It’s pretty true to size – XS for me. I’ve been avoiding black for several years and it’s only in the last couple that I’ve worn black clothes and accessories regularly. I wore enough corporate black so it felt too formal when I had a choice. However, I realised it can work surprisingly well with my casual stuff such as the denim – even matched up – something I’d never do before. I think a black or brown belt/bag/shoes combo still lookd uncontrived rather than a particular colour.
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