Hem Your Jeans to Dress Them Up
May 19th, 2011
I’ve been slammed with design school and other projects, so the website has taken a back seat for a bit. Today, just a quick tip.
The jeans you pair with rugged boots or high top sneakers shouldn’t be the same jeans you wear with sharp lace-ups or sleek loafers.
In order to properly “dress-up” your jeans, they should be similar in shape to your trousers, if not slightly more tailored (slim, staight & slightly cropped) to make up for the casual nature of denim fabric.
In my opinion (of course), this is how a suave man does “business casual”.
Yes, they are a little on the short and narrow side (these haven’t fully stretched-in yet). With a narrow leg opening (here, approximatelt 15 1/2″ across) this length creates a more flattering leg line, not to mention shows off the shoes. Keep in mind, as always, that I am a stylist – not a banker, so if you’re place of business is a little “stuffier”, you might want to look for (or tailor) a jean a little wider, and a little longer. But keep them dark, unembelished and with minial contrast in the stitching.
Best part about this – remove the jacket & tie and go straight from the office to a night out.
Thanks for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.