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How to wear Black Jeans

You've planned a night on the town now you’re  wondering what to wear.  You want to look sleek, modern and stylish. But you’ve worn your dark blue denim too many times to count and want to try something different. Besides, you want to  look polished and relaxed. What do you do?  Pull out your favorite pair of black jeans and slip them on.  Every guy should own at least one pair of black jeans.  Black jeans are a great alternative to the standard dark blue jeans.  This article will show you how to wear black jeans and give you care information to keep your jeans looking great.  

Wear Black jeans are versatile, they can substitute for dress pants or dark blue denim in many instances.  Black jeans are restrained and are always in good taste.  They make the wearer appear trim (even if you are carrying a few extra pounds) and add depth to your look.  Wear black jeans that have the same dark hue, avoid lighter washes.  Also, many denim manufacturers are incorporating spandex and other stretch materials in their jeans.  I prefer 100% cotton, however, some jeans with spandex retain their shape very well even after all day wear.  Brands I prefer are Levis, Fidelity, DL1961 and Joe's Jeans.  Prices vary but won't break the bank.  I prefer a slim or straight fit.  

Black jeans aren't just for evening, pair them with an oxford and blazer and you'll have a smart, casual look perfect for the office.  

Switch out the blazer for a leather jacket and you'll have a look with edge.  Ripped jeans aren't for everyone.  Have a friend give an honest critique before you attempt them.  

Go for a monochromatic look by wearing a black top with your black jeans.  Wear a contrasting shoe or boot to add dimension to your overall look.  

Wear your dark jeans with boots for a cool, modern look.  Boots fit stylishly between sneakers and dress shoes.


Caring for your black jeans is easy.  Wash them as few times as possible to maintain the deep, dark color.  Just take them off after each wear and air them out.  Airing your jeans out will allow the fabric to settle and freshen after wear.  I usually toss mine over the shower rod overnight before I put them away.  Clean spots and stains quickly by blotting the area with a soft cloth, never rub.  Rubbing breaks the denim fibers and may fade the black dye.  However, if you do wash your jeans, turn them inside out before placing them in the washer, set the water temperature to cold and use a delicate setting.  Add a detergent formulated for dark colors like Woolite Dark Care.  Hang your jeans to dry, the dryer promotes fading. For best results though, have them dry cleaned. 

A quick word of caution, the color may bleed.  Be careful around light colored furniture and objects to avoid color transfer.  Of course, owning several pairs of black jeans will ensure you have a steady rotation to select from and keep you looking polished.

For other ideas on how to wear black jeans, check out Lookastic.  They have great style tips and inspiration for the modern man.  Let me know how you wear your black jeans.

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