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September 8, 2015

Our Fall Denim Edit: Jeans That Make You Look & Feel Your Dapper Best

Did you check out this week’s Clothes & Conversation, “ Gents, The New Jeans You Need for Fall” ? Just like new school supplies, we love getting out there and finding the ones that will make you go into the season with confidence. As in seasons past, slimmer legs are still the best shape to ensure your jeans are looking current. From raw, saturated washes to deep greys and blacks, more polished versions of denim really stand out – making for work and after 5 options that are better than ever. Vintage inspiration takes hold for that great broken-in look too, ensuring your casual Sunday wardrobe won’t be neglected, either.
So, we’re breaking down each new denim update with our top picks to interpret them in a modern way that isn’t overly trendy or “look at me”. We want you to feel confident and updated – and be looked at for all the right reasons. Let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media. Remember, whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/thenowlist/look1/PRDOVR~06385/06385.jsp
This week is all about denim, and that doesn’t just mean jeans this season. A chambray shirt in a vintage blue color brings the denim trend to your look in a way that easily dresses up or down. This shirt is ideal to layer under sweaters and even sweatshirts. And while you may automatically think of it pairing with twill pants in greys or tans, it is also the perfect shirt for this season’s darker denims that we’re also talking about. J.Crew uses Japanese indigo-dyed fabric, which is soft and has a vintage look to it. And it comes in Regular, J.Crew’s typically modern fit; and Slim, for a more contemporary fit.
https://www.eastdane.com/paxtyn-slim-skinny-leg-jean/vp/v=1/1599235611.htm 7 For All Mankind - The Paxtyn Slim Skinny Leg Jeans
7 For All Mankind - The Paxtyn Slim Skinny Leg Jeans
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7 For All Mankind - The Paxtyn Slim Skinny Leg Jeans
The Paxtyn Slim Skinny Leg Jeans
7 For All Mankind
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1. Mr. Clean. A clean, dark wash jean is a “must have” in every gent’s closet, wearing it for most nights out and an easy way to do denim at the office with sport coats, shawl collar sweaters, and any of your favorite shirts. In a contemporary, slimmer fit, these jeans from 7 For All Mankind are one of our top Finds. The raw color of the denim is current, but they smartly add a bit of stretch so they are much more comfortable than a true selvedge denim that can be stiffer.
http://www.zappos.com/ag-adriano-goldschmied-graduate-tailored-straight-in-jack-rinse-jack-rinse AG Jeans - Graduate Tailored Straight Jeans in Jack Rinse
AG Jeans - Graduate Tailored Straight Jeans in Jack Rinse
For a somewhat easier, modern fit these AG’s are one of our favorite Finds. The dark indigo blue has a clean rinse, creating the look of raw denim with the comfort of much softer, prewashed denim. In AG’s Graduate fit, they have a mid-rise and plenty of room in the seat and thigh, but the leg tapers slightly from the knee down to create a modern look. As with all dark jeans, they are a great companion to sport coats, sweaters and button up shirts.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/joes-brixton-slim-fit-jeans-carrel/4009042 Joe's Jeans - Brixton Slim Fit Jeans
Joe's Jeans - Brixton Slim Fit Jeans
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Joe's Jeans - Brixton Slim Fit Jeans
Brixton Slim Fit Jeans
Joe's Jeans
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Joe’s Jeans also offers a clean, dark wash in their modern Brixton fit that is somewhat slimmer than the AG’s above – think of it as an easy in-between fit of the two styles above, with a slimmer leg that’s not skinny. The Italian denim is lightweight, with some stretch, so they are very comfortable. They do have some dark whiskering, which deftly adds character while still maintaining that dark, clean look. Like all dark wash jeans, they look great with dark patterned shirts and sweaters in any style. Oh, and you’re going to be delighted by the amazing sale price, so get your size before it’s gone.
https://bonobos.com/products/blue-jean?color=navarro%20black%20rinse&pant-fit=straight Bonobos - The Blue Jean
Bonobos - The Blue Jean
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The Blue Jean
Bonobos
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Jeans in a clean black indigo wash are definitely back in style. Some gents may have memories of stiff jeans your mom made you wear on the first day of school, but we assure you, you will feel nothing but confident in these Bonobos jeans. The Navarro Black Rinse fabric is made from Cone Denim, America’s finest, and has 1% stretch – just enough for comfort without any cling. The dark, clean color is neutral and goes with everything, so treat them like any dark wash jeans and wear them with your favorite sport coats, button up shirts and sweaters. They always nail the fit, available in 3 options: Tailored (the trimmest, contemporary fit), Straight (a modern “everyman” fit that is still updated and current), and Slim (which is in between the two). Besides choosing your waist size, you can also choose an inseam length that is right for you.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/7-for-all-mankind-standard-straight-leg-jeans-fastlane/4125140 7 For All Mankind - Standard Straight Leg Jeans
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Standard Straight Leg Jeans
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2. Vintage Treasures. The modern fit of these 7 For All Mankind jeans has a mid-rise and easy fit through the seat and thighs that creates a relaxed look that perfectly pairs with the classically vintage wash of these jeans. They go through a resin and silicone rinse, and are then hand-sanded and whiskered to create a thoroughly worn-in looking pair of jeans. Wear them with you favorite t-shirts, sweatshirts, and casual sweaters all weekend long.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306630908&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446834521 Madison Supply - Bleached Denim Workwear Sportshirt
Madison Supply - Bleached Denim Workwear Sportshirt
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Madison Supply - Bleached Denim Workwear Sportshirt
Bleached Denim Workwear Sportshirt
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Western style denim shirts have returned to men’s fashion. Instead of something stiff that you might think of on a cowboy, Madison Supply turns this look around with a bleached denim version that has a dark indigo bleed-through pattern on the shoulders and placket that is just so cool. The snap front closure, point collar and yoked shoulders still give it that classic western look, but the vintage feel of the denim treatment makes it easy to wear with light or dark wash jeans. And the modern fit ensures it won’t be too fitted.
http://www.zappos.com/ag-adriano-goldschmied-graduate-tailored-leg-recycled-denim-in-brisk-brisk AG Jeans - Graduate Tailored Leg Recycled Denim Jeans
AG Jeans - Graduate Tailored Leg Recycled Denim Jeans
These jeans are truly a vintage treasure. AG has recycled old jeans, broken down the fabric to the original fiber and then blended that fiber with premium cotton denim. Got all that? There’s more…that “new” fabric is then washed, whiskered and sanded back to vintage perfection. Whew! The result is a pair of jeans that have a truly authentic vintage feel and look. The modern fit provides ample room in the seat and thigh, with a straight leg that is appropriately relaxed for the broken-in wash. You’ll reach for them whenever you want the ultimate in casual comfort and style – with a plaid shirt, a t-shirt, a thermal or sweatshirt.
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/cotton/PRDOVR~E1323/E1323.jsp J.Crew - Denim Jacket
J.Crew - Denim Jacket
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J.Crew - Denim Jacket
Denim Jacket
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Is there anything more vintage than a denim jacket? Well, they are back in fashion and a stylish alternative for a weekend jacket with jeans (in a different wash so you don’t create the look of a denim suit), joggers, and khakis. You don’t want a denim jacket that is too light in color or oversized, and this version from J.Crew does it just right. The fit is modern – not skinny and trendy, just sleek enough so it doesn’t look like the one you might have worn back in high school. And the dark wash has light distressing around the seams giving it a perfectly broken-in feel without looking too relaxed.
http://www.jbrandjeans.com/kane/d/4781C6051 J Brand - Kane Jeans
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Kane Jeans
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3. Dark & Mysterious. As we talked about in this week’s Clothes & Conversation, the dark and seasonal colors of the season are more than just dark indigos and black. Deep, rich brown is a little more unexpected and a dapper, masculine tone that still works with the usual navy, black, and grey and the stylish shades of military green and deep burgundy reds that are prevalent this season. J Brand uses a super soft cotton twill in a modern fit that looks just right on most every gent.
http://www.zappos.com/ag-adriano-goldschmied-protege-straight-leg-denim-in-grey-dusk-grey-dusk AG Jeans - Protégé Straight Leg Denim Jeans
AG Jeans - Protégé Straight Leg Denim Jeans
A washed grey pair of jeans has a slightly tougher look that adds a new dimension to your wardrobe. AG’s grey dusk wash has light whiskering which gives it a comfortable worn-in - but not worn-out - look. The fit (called Protégé), is easy yet modern, with plenty of room in the seat and thighs and a comfortably straight leg. You’ll create the ideal rugged edge to your favorite pattern or solid shirts and sweaters.
http://patrickjames.com/SKU/10024/True-Grit-Rocker-Blues-Long-Sleeve-Shirt.aspx#.VeYvJnujWDc True Grit - Rocker Blues Long Sleeve Shirt
True Grit - Rocker Blues Long Sleeve Shirt
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True Grit - Rocker Blues Long Sleeve Shirt
Rocker Blues Long Sleeve Shirt
True Grit
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Checks shirts are never out of style, and when we found this version from True Grit, we became pretty obsessed with it. The bold buffalo check is made from a vintage washed fabric that was hand sanded to broken-in perfection. It is so soft, and just awesome looking with dark wash jeans or dark grey pants. It even looks great with an updated pair of joggers. This is definitely a reason for another shirt in your closet.
http://www.jbrandjeans.com/james-crew/d/4760C5952 J Brand - James Crew
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Rich, dark indigo denims colors are impacting all aspects of our wardrobe this season, and it’s one of our favorite ways to update a gent’s t-shirt. The dark indigo mottled wash creates a denim affect in the Canal blue color (shown) J Brand t-shirt, creating a lightly distressed look that highlights the seams, collar and waistband and accents the deep color beautifully. The mix of color also makes it an easy t-shirt for all of your darker jeans – from basic blue to grey or brown. It even looks great under a dark blue, grey or brown sweater. The contemporary fit is sleek, so size up if you like an easier fit.
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=68220916 Denim & Supply - Cotton Full-Zip Shawl Cardigan
Denim & Supply - Cotton Full-Zip Shawl Cardigan
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Cotton Full-Zip Shawl Cardigan
Denim & Supply
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4. Refined Gentleman. We are seriously into the denim-like finish of this heathered indigo cotton zip cardigan from Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply line. The heathered treatment of the indigo color creates a defined contrast of stitching along the placket and pockets that is just downright cool. Wear it to the office over a pattern button up shirt with flat fronts. Or pair it with dark jeans for a night out or more casual workday. It looks just as good with a t-shirt and distressed jeans or stylish joggers on the weekend. So basically, we’re saying it goes with everything – just like a good pair of jeans. The fit is modern but not skinny so if you want an easier fit, size up.
https://www.everlane.com/collections/mens-shirt-shop/products/mens-oxford-grey-denim Everlane - The Slim Fit Denim Shirt
Everlane - The Slim Fit Denim Shirt
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Everlane - The Slim Fit Denim Shirt
The Slim Fit Denim Shirt
Everlane
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A button up shirt has a fresh, masculine appeal in this solid grey denim. And it’s an incredibly versatile piece in any gent’s wardrobe this season. It works with dark wash jeans and cotton pants in any shade – from grey and black to stylishly dark caramel or olive. And is just as good on its own as it is under a sportcoat or sweater. Everlane uses raw denim yarn to create the oxford weave, so it’s seriously soft yet still holds all the visual characteristics of true denim. We are consistently impressed with their quality and more than reasonable prices.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Milano-Fit-Dobby-Sport-Shirt/MG01893,default,pd.html Brooks Brothers - Dobby Sport Shirt
Brooks Brothers - Dobby Sport Shirt
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Brooks Brothers - Dobby Sport Shirt
Dobby Sport Shirt
Brooks Brothers
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Brooks Brothers’ dobby print shirt is a dapper way for any modern gent to add some denim to his wardrobe. (Note: dobby just means the shirt is woven to create a small geometric pattern and texture to the fabric.) The chambray fabric is great under a navy blazer for the office, and it’s interesting enough to just pair with dark wash jeans for an evening out. The pattern is subtle so you can treat it like a solid shirt. It comes in Brooks Brothers Milano fit (contemporary and slim) and their Regent fit (modern, but not overly relaxed) so every gent can work this into his look.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ag-graduate-sud-slim-straight-leg-pants/3645155 AG Jeans - Graduate SUD Slim Straight Leg Pants
AG Jeans - Graduate SUD Slim Straight Leg Pants
A sophisticated alternative to denim, these AG’s are made of a seriously soft twill in a rich, denim-like blue (called Twilight Blue through the ‘shop it’ button). Treat them like any medium wash jeans and wear solid or pattern button up shirts, sweaters and sport coats with them. They are AG’s Graduate fit which has a mid rise, room in the seat and thigh and a straight leg – a very “everygent” fit.
 

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