Cropped and pinrolled jeans are still prevalent in modern menswear. So much so, in fact, that’s it’s easy to forget there was ever a different, lengthier way of doing things. But there was, and in 2021 it’s set for a comeback.
The re-emergence of jeans with longer legs that stack above the ankle is symptomatic of something larger taking place in all areas of menswear. Styles popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s are beginning to make a comeback, and stacked legs is one way that’s manifesting in denim.
Blue Is The New Black
For many years now, grey and black jeans have been ubiquitous, but they’re becoming less so as we move into the new decade. Blue is back in a big way and there are enough shades of it to cover pretty much every conceivable occasion.
Mid-wash indigo denim is becoming increasingly popular, marking a shift away from lighter stonewash styles. Raw indigo denim is, as always, still a great option and has the added benefit of being smart enough to cope with smart casual duties.
While dress shoes and jeans are on opposite sides of the formality scale, they can actually be paired together in a number of different varieties of stylish outfits–so long as a few key criteria are kept in mind. Here’s our guide to wearing them well!
You may be unsure of how to properly style yourself when wearing dress shoes and jeans, but it is more than possible to pull off wearing them together while maintaining some personality and a sense of professionalism. However, simply choosing any dress shoes with any jeans you might happen to have in your closet won’t work. There are a few key things to look out for to make sure that your end result looks clean-cut and effortless.
The goal is to make sure that the colors of the shoes and jeans that you choose don’t detract from the rest of your outfit. We really want to make sure that the color of both the dress shoes and the jeans will complement one another so it’s very important to select a very versatile color of the shoe and very neutral or dark color in your jeans.
Outfit Ideas for Dress Shoes & Jeans
Sport Coat and Dress Shirt
This is one of the most popular combinations men wear. If you have proper fitting sport coat options at your disposal, this outfit will be fairly simple to put together. The key here is to make sure that the color selection is accurate and that the patterns, whether that be found in your shirt your pocket square, or your jacket are complementing one another and not competing.
Try To Add Some Contrast
t’s important to remember that a little contrast can actually go a long way. With your dress shoes, it’s best to opt for a shade of brown as that’s going to offer you the most versatility. When it comes to other shoe colors, you can consider blue, gray, and many others but a shade of brown will offer you the most options.
Accessorize Your Outfit
add more personality into your dress shoes and jeans outfit combination, you can always add a classic watch, a signet ring, a pocket square, or even a signature scent.
DEVIL DOG JEANS
We are proud to carry DEVIL DOG DUNGAREES!
In 1927, Louis Rosenstock founded General Sportwear, a small apparel manufacturer based in Ellenville, New York. During those modest beginnings, Louis endeavored to build a company with a solid foundation that reflected his personal values: tradition, integrity and vision. On January 5, 1948, Louis launched DEVIL-DOG Dungarees, which were said to be, “Tough as a Marine!” as a result of their strength and durability. Having proudly served as a member of the Army of the United States from 1917-1918, Louis chose the name DEVIL-DOG in honor of the marines and all of the armed forces that fought so bravely for our country.
Available in an array of vintage washes, DEVIL-DOG still holds the insignia of the past, with the double D cording stitch, iconic trim, and signature bandana print pocketing, while being made in our company-owned modern factories with the latest performance denim.
In 1948 DEVIL-DOG Dungarees, an iconic American brand of durable and comfortable jeans, was created by our founder in honor of the Marines. The Marines earned the nickname Devil Dog from official German reports about the Battle of Belleau Wood in June of 1918. As the Marines tenaciously fought their way up a hill, sometimes on all fours, the German soldiers began to yell that they were being attacked by “teufel hunden”, which translates to “dogs from hell”.
The relaunch of DEVIL-DOG Dungarees would not be complete without honoring those brave Americans who inspired our name, and for whom we have the greatest respect.
True to its name and heritage, DEVIL-DOG Dungarees is a "Proud partner of Wounded Warrior Project (“WWP”). WWP is committed to honoring, empowering, and helping America’s injured veterans achieve their highest ambitions. DEVIL-DOG Dungarees is proud to support this mission by donating $75,000 to WWP since 2019 regardless of sales. Trademark used under license."
Please help us honor the brave men and women who served our country. Learn more at: woundedwarriorproject.org/programs