Canadian Tuxedo

Image: Squared 5

My beloved denim shirt, which I've washed and worn into a state of perfect, fragile softness, just tore at the shoulder seam. I'm devastated. Is the universe punishing me for breaking the rule against wearing denim-on-denim?

Universe, lay off. It's not my fault that the cool kids have finally caught on to what we of the north have known all along: if you only buy one outfit in this lifetime, make it the humble Canadian Tuxedo.

Don't just take my word for it. Here's Jenna Lyons in her very own denim-on-denim ensemble:

Image: Street Peeper

If you don't know who Jenna Lyons is, allow me to introduce the Creative Director of J. Crew and pretty much the coolest woman ever. She has 289 pairs of shoes. Nothing more needs to be said.