Why do the British steer away from wearing white jeans in winter,there is no logical reason, after all the Italians wear them all year round, and they look amazing. The question of how to wear white jeans can leave even the most style-savvy guys experiencing a certain amount of uncertainty. Sure, they may seem difficult to nail, but when teamed with the right clothes there can be exciting sartorial benefits, when worn well. The main rule of wearing them is confidence, and if you’re really not sure they are for you then don’t wear them, you’ll never look right if you feel uncomfortable.
So the good news is there has never been a better time to buy a pair. We’re not talking about wearing them on morning hikes or going to watch football, but on a day-to-day basis if you’re out and about in town or the city, and they do look good if you dress them right, even for a night on the town.
And how to wear them, easy, white always looks good if you layer up with a shirt, denim jacket and an overcoat on top, just like your favourite pair of chinos or jeans, white jeans will sync up with a great pair of suede Chelsea boots, or even leather brogues, if you’re into black boots, marry up with a beige sweater and black coat, albeit and peacoat, blazer or overcoat.
If you’re a guy who likes wearing ripped jeans, remember to not overdo it: your jeans should be clean and look like you’ve literally had them for years without looking like there are on their last legs, slim fit is great for taller guys that temper the crispiness of white denim and a little vintage edge. Jeans that have a lower rise, tapered leg and a forgiving thigh will look great with a decent sweater, albeit a crewneck or a rollneck under an unstructured blazer. The secret lies in you finding out what to pair it with for the best result, and the mena leaving no room for mistakes.
If wearing pristine white jeans is not for you, then go down a hue to off-white, ecru or even light cream, in shades that are a little less binding, they will boast the same elements you would acquire for the white counterparts. From ‘this style works on every guy’ a straight fit or a simple 5 pocket Levi design.
If you decide to give white a chance, you’ll certainly stand out from the blue and black jeans masses, without scaring off your mates by coming in too swervy from the start. Throw caution to the wind and let Mother nature add her own patina, when you wear a crisp white pair of jeans that you can dress up with a blazer, camel overcoat and even pristine white sneakers.
Try it, it’ll be all white!