Apparently it’s Canadian Tux Thursday at InStyle HQ. Without any coordination whatsoever, two of our assistants showed up to work sporting two different, but equally awesome, head-to-toe denim ensembles. Twinning!

Left: EJ Briones (InStyle Fashion Assistant) 
Top: Diesel
Jeans: Topman
Shoes: Prada

Right: Claire Stern (InStyle Editorial Assistant) 
Top: American Apparel
Choker: Jennifer Fisher
Jeans: Koral
Shoes: ALDO

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for

What do you look best in?

I feel like I look best in what I’m most comfortable. If I feel comfortable I think I’m going to look okay. My uniform is usually black jeans, boots and a t-shirt. On top of that I can throw on a leather jacket, a blazer, a jumper. As long as you’ve got that part, you can switch out all the rest. 

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5 new editors’ picks to shop this week

Each week, we scroll through our new arrivals and choose five of our favorite pieces - a handpicked selection of this season’s best clothing and accessories to shop now or add to ‘your loves’ to shop later. View the best new products below and see why you need them in your closet stat.

1. Topman Ltd Blue Harrington Jacket

Ltd Blue Denim Harrington Jacket

Why You Need It: A cross between a classic jean jacket and a shirt jacket, this denim zip-up is unique but still completely wearable. With a corduroy collar and pockets, and a worn-in vintage look, there’s no doubt this will be your new go-to layer.

2. Topman Grey Salt and Pepper Quilted Hoodie

Grey Salt And Pepper Quilted Hoodie

Why You Need It: If you’re going to throw on a sweatshirt, you might as well make it one that doesn’t look like everyone else’s basic hoodie. This Topman style has the perfect cotton-poly blend for extra softness and quilted detail for a unique look.

3. American Apparel Vintage Houndstooth Zippered Flannel Shirt

Vintage Houndstooth Zippered Flannel Shirt

Why You Need It: ’90s style is still going strong, which means you can wear this zippered flannel with your old pair of chucks and still feel current.

4. Zara Leather Rucksack

Leather Rucksack

Why You Need It: A simple, well-made leather backpack is not only stylish (and manly), but it’s also versatile. You can use it to tote your books, hold your work papers and carry your weekend trip necessities. Bye bye, briefcase.

5. Joshua Sanders Satin Panelled Slip-On Sneakers

JOSHUA SANDERS satin panelled slip-on sneakers

Why You Need Them: Slip-ons are arguably the most comfortable type of sneakers, plus you can dress them up or down, so we suggest you invest in a sleek pair for the warmer months ahead.

To browse more new arrivals, click here.



There is no more diverse weapon in a man’s arsenal than a crisp and clean white shirt that fits perfectly. You can never have too many or wear them enough. They make you feel like a boss — confident and in control.

What I’m wearing: Zara shirt (similar here), Topman trousers (similar here), Tsubo sneakers, Tom Ford glasses, Band of Players bag, Daniel Wellington watch

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What’s been your worst fashion mistake?

All my worst fashion mistakes were when I was a kid and I think we were all making the same mistakes…what the f**k were we wearing? I used to wear these baggy jeans with a chain hanging down. I used to own a skateboard, but I couldn’t even skate. That’s probably a big fashion mistake right there. In fact, the last time I was on a skateboard I broke my arm. Not a good look (x)