What is Raw Denim?

Rocking a denim shirt whilst maintaining a formal, classic look isn’t as hard as you’d imagine, so here’s a few tips to make sure you get the perfect balance and nail the look.

In the past few years we’ve seen a comeback for the denim shirt in the fashion world. Various celebrities have set the tone on how to wear them and how good they look and whilst styling a denim shirt to look smart and fashionable can seem difficult, it is quite the opposite; it’s fairly simple and it goes well together with most pieces of clothing.

A denim shirt is a piece of clothing that everyone should have for the summertime as it is both comfy as well as giving you the classic look that you might be looking for. When picking the denim shirt to buy there are a few things to take into consideration, such as:


When buying your denim shirt, always make sure it is the right size for you – there is nothing worse than a baggy shirt or an overly tight fitting one. If you like the style of heavy shirts and larger sizes you can go for the heavyweight style which gives you the vintage, laid-back look while maintaining a class of formality.

You can also opt for the lightweight style, where it’s a lighter, slimmer shirt that serves best for summer times as it doesn’t make you sweat thanks to it’s thinner, lighter material.


There aren’t many colours to choose from in regards to denim shirts. In fact, the most common and popular shades are only three; the dark blue, the washed blue and the darker blacks/greys. You can use any of the above for both a formal and casual occasions and still look great.


Pairing your denim shirt with other varied items of clothing can seem like a thing of nightmares, but it is in fact very simple since the variations of denim colours can accommodate any pair of jeans or trousers as well as shoes and trainers.

There is no standard way to wear a denim shirt; you can wear it buttoned up or unbuttoned with a t-shirt below which would give you a layered look as well as keeping the good look that a denim shirt offers you.

Lots of celebrities wear denim shirts, ranging from rock stars and actors to sportsmen and even models.

Famous Game of Thrones actor Kit Harrington enjoys wearing denim shirts and keeps it casual by tucking it in his trousers and rolling the sleeves up.

David Beckham prefers a more casual look as shown here, simply wearing a washed blue colour shirt and rolling the sleeves pulled up to add to the casual bearing.

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best football players in the world, keeps his casual look by using wearing a denim shirt in a different colour variation while on a meeting with his agent.

One of the main things to keep in mind while using denim shirts is to wear different coloured trousers to create contrast, preventing an overly uniform look.

Written by Tiago Silva

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