Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been channeling my inner ‘Child of the 70s’. Going to festivals, rocking out to The Rolling Stones and swinging my flared pants. There’s always one failsafe fabric in my wardrobe: denim. Black, white, dark indigo; denim is timeless, functional and durable. To me, it’s the perfect year-round staple. I’ve had these Levi’s dark denim, flared jeans (similar HERE, lighter wash/less expensive HERE) for almost 20 years and will happily double them up. Once a Denim Dame, always a Denim Dame… I never wash them but prefer the occasional trip to the dry-cleaners to retain the inky blue.
The unwashed, western-style jacket is from Le Kilt’s denim range. In keeping with Scottish-born designer Samantha McCoach’s singular vision, the line is small, sustainable and made in the UK. The denim jacket features wool pockets made from kilt fabric off-cuts, when I interviewed McCoach for the FT she said, ‘There’s so much wastage in the fashion industry. We work with really expensive fabrics and it shouldn’t be discarded. I wanted to take our classic kilt fabric and reappropriate it.’
I like to support small businesses and champion the ‘Best of British’ but often these items have a higher price tag. Also made in the UK, Community Clothing’s dark denim is excellent quality and comes in at a more purse-friendly price.
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