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The world of tailored denim has long troubled me. While the idea of lightweight jeans cut like trousers is good, not least because they should be far more comfortable than normal jeans, the reality is invariably an awkward mix of the formal and the informal. Until now; Esquire recently met with Luca Rubinacci to hear about the new ready to wear line that he has designed for his family’s brand.

While the collection will be going into Harrods imminently the first thing available is these jeans, which are already available from the Rubinacci shop in London’s Mayfair. Key to their success is the soft lightweight fabric, the attention to detail and, crucially, the fact they have normal pockets. Not only are they a perfect Neapolitan fit they also all but nullify my desire to order a bespoke pair from Salvatore Ambrosi, so despite their not insignificant cost they’ve actually saved me about £300.

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£180 from Rubinacci 96 Mount Street, London W1K 2TB. 020 7499 2299 www.marianorubinacci.net