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CONTRIBUTOR FEATURE

BOARDROOM BLUES Denim now has a head seat at the boardroom table, and Cloth & Man’s Colby Marks is giving the modern business man tips to dominate the style scene in and out of the office space. Written by Colby Marks, Cloth & Man clothandman.com/blog @clothandman

Photos by Brien Excell Hollowell @brienhollowell

Renovated lofts with drafting desks, street food inspired restaurants and corner offices with bicycles for doorstops; these are the new workplaces of Denver. The rules of business fashion are being rewritten by the generation that turned the chat room into the boardroom, for a world where the office is everywhere. The biggest rule change of them all is that the pant that was once reserved for weekends only is now the fresh prince of Monday: denim. No boutique in Denver understands the evolution of urban chic better than Matthew Brown and the crew at Fancy Tiger Clothing. As a mainstay in the South Broadway scene for a decade, Fancy Tiger has set the standard values for Denver boutiques.

“Dress up a great pair of jeans so it’s worthy of any morning meeting or nighttime reservation while still having cash left for the tip.” Denim is returning to its original indigo roots with the higher quality weaves of a century ago, but tailored to a modern fit. A dark, classic indigo provides a timeless palette to build any great dressed-up look. This pair of unbranded jeans features selvedge construction and a deep indigo wash that will only look better with age. For fall and winter, keep tones dark and deep, then use pattern and texture to build depth in your look. Versatility doesn’t come any easier in fall than with a well fitted charcoal blazer. This one from Civil Society features a vintage inspired knit texture and modern slim fit that trims the waist and arms while leaving that all important room to move in the shoulder.

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