Black jeans are a classic staple that every gent should have in his wardrobe. Highly versatile, these simple and comfortable pants can be worn for many occasions in countless different ways. Whether dressed up for an evening event or dressed down for a casual weekend look, black jeans always look great. Not only because they’re simple to wear, but also because they project an effortlessly cool vibe, these pants are an essential item for every man. As such, it’s also necessary to know how to wear them.
- Black jeans in business
Since we're talking about jeans and, by nature, a casual outfit, there's definitely a knack for introducing a degree of formality into black jeans. If you want to take them in a smarter direction, stick to a monochromatic palette that will ensure you look smart and modern
As a base layer, choose a simple white oxford shirt that contrasts perfectly with black jeans, then add a lightweight crew-neck cotton or wool grey sweater. For added formality, add a tie, but keep it modern with a charcoal or black knitted tie (silk or cotton if it's summer, or wool if it's winter).
Maintain a smarter look with a more formal pair of shoes rather than sneakers - black suede chukka boots work too, and will fade and age in all the right places, just like a good pair of jeans. Then, depending on the season, finish off the shirt and tie with a black, gray or navy bomber jacket with black trim to make it all come together. In winter, a three-quarter top or long pea coat would be an ideal warming layer.
- Black jeans in separates
Black jeans work for almost all dress styles, but they shine when used for smart casual wear. With that in mind, keep it simple and keep the successful monochromatic combination of gray, black and white. Try wearing a dark gray or clean white T-shirt (depending on skin tone) under a gray knit fabric or cotton blazer, which will complement the jeans underneath.
A smarter option than a t-shirt is a long-sleeved cotton polo sweater that has a collar for some formality and can be worn without a jacket in the office. The jacket should be a separate blazer, not taken out of the suit, and preferably with a bit of texture in the fabric to match the toughness of the jeans. A casual version of Uniqlo's knit fabric works well, but for something a little smarter, go for a non-stretch cotton.
On your feet, choose smart casual sneakers to help you walk the line between a comfortable commute and a full-on 9 o'clock.
- Black jeans in workwear
If black jeans are a closet staple, then it makes sense to pair them with a looser, more traditional workwear look. This is usually associated with dark blue panelled jeans, but it can definitely be used for black jeans. Simply roll up the hem of your jeans and pair them with a heavy cotton workwear-style two-pocket pullover without a flap.
The heavier cotton will help keep the shape of the shirt, but make sure it is ironed well to take advantage of its strong lines. Dark blue works best in this look (yes, please ignore the outdated rule of not pairing black with blue). You can also choose an olive or army green shirt to complement lighter hair and skin tones, but both colors will look great with a white t-shirt underneath.
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