The midlife man’s guide to getting jeans right

Andy Warhol insisted he wanted to die in his. Yves Saint Laurent’s only regret was that he didn’t invent them. And the late, great Diana Vreeland – ex-Vogue editor and peerless arbiter of taste – insisted that blue jeans were the most beautiful invention since the Venetian gondola. 

She’d perhaps be raising a pencilled eyebrow, then, at the images of Brad Pitt over the weekend attending the Las Vegas Grand Prix in a rather shapeless pair. Let’s be honest, Brad Pitt can wear a Teletubby costume and still look fantastic, because he’s Brad Pitt, but it does raise the question of which kinds of denim a man should opt for at different ages.

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