Frequently Asked Questions About Men’s Jeans
Are Jeans Business Casual?
Yes, jeans can definitely be worn for business casual style. In our humble opinion, a dark blue jean with minimal distressing, pre-fading or rips works best for business casual looks. And a slim-straight cut is the most clean look, especially when worn with other versatile style staples – we prefer picks like a light blue Oxford shirt and a lightweight, soft-shouldered navy cotton blazer.
Are Skinny Jeans Still in Style?
Depending on your build and body type, skinny jeans are still very much in style. Especially for guys with slim legs, skinny jeans are going to be your best bet for jeans that look great on your body type, compared to jeans with a more relaxed cut. If you’ve got a bigger build or bigger legs however, steer clear of ultra-skinny jeans. Ultimately though, we think every guy looks great in jeans that are either a traditional Slim or Slim-Straight cut.
How to Fold Jeans?
How to fold jeans is a question that certainly comes up as you build out your rotation of the best men’s jeans. We prefer to hang our jeans over a standard hanger, folding at the knee and hanging at a “50-50” split – the waist should meet the ankle on the other side. Jeans can also be carefully folded in the same way and stored with other jeans horizontally, but when in doubt, hang your jeans carefully on a hanger.
Can You Put Jeans in the Dryer?
Some jeans can certainly be put in the dryer, but our best advice is to air-dry your jeans by hanging them. Like other clothes, jeans can shrink in the wash, although using low heat with dryer balls is a helpful way to dry your jeans if needed. Again, when in doubt, air-dry your jeans.
Can You Wash Jeans With Other Clothes?
Some jeans can be washed with other clothes in the same color family (like dark blues and navy or charcoal). Some dark wash jeans might rub off their dye onto lighter-colored clothing, so you should never wash jeans with white or light-hued clothing. Be sure to read up on how your manufacturer suggests you should wash your jeans, as guidance varies from denim brand to denim brand.
How to Style Light Wash Jeans?
Styling light wash jeans is easier than it looks, and even cooler. The great thing about light wash jeans is the sense of retro cool they give you – they can nod to the ‘80s or ‘90s, but in a better, more modern fit. The best way to style light jeans is simply and casually: Consider pairing your favorite light wash jeans with a henley in a neutral color (like white, grey, charcoal, navy or even dark olive), then add canvas sneakers and a bomber jacket in a dark color. Just like that, you’re ready for a casual night out with the guys.
How to Style Dark Wash Jeans?
How to style dark wash jeans all comes down to classic appeal. There’s a reason that style icons like Steve McQueen made the blue jean a staple of their uniform: It goes well with everything and can practically be worn from day to night. We like to style our jeans in rugged fashion, opting for basics like a grey, charcoal or navy pocket tee. You can then add a light chambray shirt up top if you’re feeling adventurous, or else add a black leather moto jacket and tan Chelsea boots for a super-sharp look.