Jeans are among the world’s most popular types of pants. Characterized by their rugged denim construction, they offer a unique combination of strength, style and comfort — something that’s not found in many other types of pants. While you can always stick with traditional jean colors like blue and indigo, many men seek to differentiate themselves with an alternative color like black. But if you’re thinking of wearing black jeans, there are a few things you should know.
Choose the Right Color Shoes
As with most articles of clothing, it’s important to wear the right colored shoes with black jeans. Being that brown and black clash, you should avoid sporting brown shoes. Instead, consider a shoe color that contrasts or otherwise flows cohesively with black. White is an all-around excellent choice that really pops with black jeans, or you can go for a more bold appearance with red shoes.
Go with a Slim Fit
Denim jeans are available in dozens of different “fits,” each of which has its own unique characteristics. Slim fit, however, is arguably one of the most versatile choices, especially for black jeans. Slim fit typically runs straight through the legs and thighs, creating the perception of a slimmer figure (hence the name).
Keep ‘Em Cleaned
I know this probably sounds like common sense, but it’s still worth mentioning that you should keep your black jeans clean. Some men assume that black doesn’t “show” dirt or stains, but unfortunately this isn’t true. Whether it’s spilled coffee, ketchup, or just dirt, these and other stains can leave visible marks on your black jeans. So, try to get into the habit of spot-cleaning your black jeans when necessary to preserve their clean appearance.
Don’t Forget the Belt
If there’s one accessory you don’t want to leave home without when wearing black jeans, it’s a belt. Again, though, it’s best to avoid wearing a brown black with black jeans, simply because these two colors don’t match. Instead, stick with a black belt, or a color that contrasts with black.
One of the great things about black jeans is their formal, or semi-formal, appearance. If you’re seeking a business-casual appearance, for instance, you can easily achieve it with black jeans, a button-up dress shirt, and a blazer or sports coat.
These are just a few tips to follow when wearing black jeans.