Denim is to our wardrobes what paracetamol is to a functioning health system: safe, effective and accessible. No denim piece, however, is as safe, effective and accessible as a pair of blue jeans.
Is ‘safe, effective and accessible’ a collection of synonyms for ‘fun’? Not usually, but blue jeans, such as Ksenia Schnaider’s asymmetric pair and Loewe’s ankle ties are undeniably fun. Even simpler pairs by the likes of Levi’s and Rag & Bone are fun because, akin to fun people, they mingle successfully with everyone on account of their ease.
Like black sunglasses, blue jeans are both somewhat basic and extremely iconic. That, it would seem, is the key to a happy wardrobe - and life.