Waxed Denim: Not Your Average Denim

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Denim and denim jackets in particular will always be one of my wardrobe essentials, especially during the spring. I actually remember when they started trending while I was in college and only a few guys could get their hands on one that fit well. The rest of us had to try our luck in the thrift store!

However, it’s safe to say that denim jackets are here to stay. Every guy has at least one of them in their closet and it’s usually a light blue or a classic dark indigo option. Still, as my interest in denim continues to grow, I’ve started to gravitate towards other colors like white, raw denim, and even black waxed denim.

So here is one way to wear some waxed denim this spring!

All Black Waxed Denim

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Waxed denim is basically just regular denim that’s been finished with a thin coating of wax. The visual effect leaves the denim looking stiff, rubbery and kind of shiny in an interesting way.

In fact, people often mistake it for leather because of the shine.

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Not only is waxed denim a nice change from the usual shades of blue denim, but it also has a crisper drape and a more interesting texture.

The wax coating also protects the fabric against water damage, stains, and color fading so you can wear it as often as you like without having to worry about it getting ruined.

In fact, I’ve had these waxed denim pieces for about 5 years and I think it just looks better with time!

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dapper-advisor-waxed denim-wax-clothing-waxed-denim-jeans-jacket-black-moc-toe-boots-5Jacket by William Rast (similar), Shirt by Uniqlo, Jeans by H&M (similar), Boots by Cat Footwear, Watch by Vandy

As always, thanks for reading and stay tuned for my upcoming giveaway!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

This post is in collaboration with Cat Footwear but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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