Men Who Wear Jeans and Wear Them Good
As we move further down the road towards a global relaxing of style and the social mores of dress code blur yet further into a grey area somewhere between ‘put together’ and ‘sloppy’ one wardrobe staple remains true and strong; jeans. Never was a truer word spoken and truer still for men!
Here are MAVI we challenge you to think of an occasion where a man wearing a fantastically fitted pair of jeans is not appropriate? Okay we just thought of one:
- never wear jeans to a black tie wedding or indeed to any wedding unless specifically requested to do so. Even then we strongly advise against it.
But pretty much all other occasions in this day and age seem appropriate for jeans wear. So with the red carpet well and truly laid out for jeans (by the way there’s the second one; never wear jeans on the red carpet unless specifically requested to do so. Even then we strongly advise against it) there are a few rules to abide by namely being conscious of:
- The fit
- The kind of wash you choose eg. indigo, black, faded, ripped etc.
- The right type for the right occasion
We listed a few of our non-negotiable pieces of advice for men who wear denim and want to wear it good:
– Know when to let go of an old pair of jeans – just because they are your favourite pair and you had one of the most amazing nights of your life in them in 2003 doesn’t mean they still look good. It also doesn’t mean that a boot cut is still a thing or the 90’s stone washed pair you always loved can be worn successfully in 2018. Jeans are probably the most hard-wearing of any piece of clothing you own but they do eventually have an expiry date which leads us to our next point…
– Jeans should be dismissed from your wardrobe if they no longer fit you properly. Take a long hard look in the mirror; now really look. Is the waist sitting on the hip-bone? Do they balloon out at the leg? Are they showing significant butt crack? We all change sizes throughout our lives and jeans are very forgiving around all the lumps, bumps and bulges that we are currently sporting. Get your right size and you will look svelte and put together and no one will ever notice you went up a size!
Get tight right
– There are some who feel that tight denim is not for boys. Here at MAVI we would never condone such a statement as many men who ‘wear jeans good’ frequently sport a pair of skinny, skinny jeans. The point being tight jeans can look great on the right guy BUT we urge you to know your audience and know your personal limits. Young rock gods swaggering onto stage with an electric guitar slung over their shoulder can of course don a pair of tight denim and totally rock it (sorry that was a bit much!). The Dad turning the snags conversationally at a Sunday barbie would probably be better in a ‘slim’ fit. If you are a sporty dude and you have the legs and bum of a footballer then a slim or even straight leg style will give you a particularly sexy but tidy fit.
Know thy wash
– As we already discussed the world is casual-ising but this does not mean that the same ripped, faded denim you wore to get a coffee this morning should be worn to the important meeting you have with the bank at 11am. Put succinctly:
- Ripped, faded denim is for weekends and off duty
- Clean, indigo or mid to darkish denim is for meetings, work stuff, date you wish to impress, and should be appropriately teamed with shirt/jacket option
- Black denim has to be inky black if you are to wear to work or again to date/party where you need to look desirable, faded ghetto black denim is for rock concerts
- White denim, is for nothing other than beachside video clips from the late 1980s
If in any doubt at all we are here to take your call! Or if you are Sydney based come see us in Store.
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