You are on Team Stretch if you prefer jeans and other denim items with a bit of stretch. Any component of stretch counts, even if it’s only 2%. All denim items count, from jeans, skirts and shorts, to shirts, dresses and jackets. 

I have a good amount of blue and white denim in my wardrobe across almost every wardrobe item. I have a pink denim boiler suit too. I have denim jeans, jackets, shorts, shirts, dresses and a skirt. Some of these items have stretch and some don’t. Generally, I’m old school about my denim jeans, skirts, and shirts preferring them rigid, crisp, and without stretch. Unlike almost all my clients and friends, I don’t enjoy wearing soft and stretchy denim. I find rigid denim comfortable and like the aesthetic. That said, I have denim jackets and long shorts with a bit of stretch and don’t mind that too much. I have old bootcut jeans and sailor jeans with stretch, and they’re fine too. But I bat for Team No Stretch because 100% rigid denim is what I wear with the greatest of pleasure.

Here is my denim capsule.

G-Star Raw
Workwear Shirt
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11
Everlane
The Way-High Jean
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16
Everlane
The Arc Jean
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18

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Stretch or Team No Stretch across the denim items in your wardrobe? Tell us why, and no batting for both teams. If you can’t pick a side or don’t wear denim, sit this one out on the bench where I’m serving vegan hot dogs with sweet and spicy red pepper and onion fixings, and charred shishito peppers on the side. Gluten-free orange polenta cake for dessert.