And by casual I mean using a plain t-shirt of casual shirt, with blue jeans or dark navy blue jeans… Hope I was clear enough because Its difficult to express in an other language, thanks Vegard, very nice advices you give in your articles! Sandals are a summer leisure footwear. Even a quarter brogue oxford is fine with jeans!
Though, in a sense this creates a problem. Black shoes go best with. If you can, save the black dress shoes for more non-earth tones and austere color choices like grey and charcoal, navy or black. Just consider how brutal wearing the following combination would be: Remember, at the end of the day your shoes and belt should be doing one job: Acting as an accent to your clothes.
If you do decide to wear black shoes with whatever your heart pleases, at least wear a black belt along with them! You can also throw on some Kiltie oxfords too if you please. Will brown coloured chukka boots go well with them this outfit? From where I stand, it seems that navy or grey chukka boots would be a better option. I say that because they will probably match your grey blazer better than a pair of brown boots. Can I wear these with jeans and if I can, what colour of jeans?
The dark brown colour of those shoes would look great with dark washed jeans in a deep rich blue colour. I have always loved the look of converse ever since I was in high school, and I am hooked. I always wear the high tops, and lace them as tight as I can. The high-tops do look awesome. I usually wear slim not skinny fit denims, but I am confused about the colour. Would grey look good? Grey sneakers also look great with dark washed and light denim. I bought a pair of shoes similar to the derbies in this article and the tip is a bit high.
How high should the tip of the shoes bee? I understand what you mean. If you feel that your shoes look weird or have a very high tip, I suggest getting a pair with a lower tip especially for business and formal occasion. I have a pair of loafers dark navy blue , can I pair them with jeans or khakis?
What color shoild I use? Thanks in advance and very informative site. Navy blue loafers can be worn with any jeans colour of your choice black, dark, grey, and white. You can also wear them with chinos in any cool colour. Regarding socks, I always like to go barefoot in loafers, but sneaker socks are a great alternative. A big no-no is crew socks of any colour. As you said about adjusting the length of jeans, do you usually cut it off or do some other adjustments?
I am bit uncomfortable on the cutting off part , it could hamper the overall look and feel of the jean. I was also looking to buy a pair of grey sneakers.
I used to own a pair of dark brown ones. Wanted to know what are the possible jean color combinations for gray sneakers. Posting the link for your reference:. Yes, my shoemaker or tailor usually cut off the excess fabric when I hem the jeans. Regarding the grey pants, as long as you stay clear of black and pure white jeans, you should be good!
I want something that is casual but looks nice with button-up shirts or t-shirts. Great site by the way! I like desert boots a lot, and it happens I have a dark blue one. Any idea on what kind of jeans to wear with it? Ah, desert boots are great! I am glad that I found you, your guideline really helps. My suggestion is that you post more fashion samples so that people can follow the guide more easily eg: For suede navy shoes here are three combos I think looks nice: Navy shoes, grey pants, pink shirt.
Navy shoes, black pants, light blue shirt. Navy shoes, navy pants, red shirt. That depends on the green. Is it a warm green green with yellow undertone or is it a cool green green with blue undertone? Last time I just forgot to ask you that what color jeans or shorts I should wear below my white polo shirt? It has orange and dark blue stripes on it. Also what shoes do I wear with it. Since the orange in you polos stripes is a warm colour, I would have worn the polo with denim in a colour from the autumn palette rich dark blue.
As for your shoes. You can learn more about colour in my style course. Check it out here. I have a pair of dark washed jeans and a pair of tan double monkstrap leather shoes. The tan color is light, not wood brown. Light tan shoes almost beige can suit dark washed jeans really nicely. All you have to remember is to wear a jacket, shirt, or top that is equally light.
That way you will balance out the contrast between your shoes and jeans. Hi, I bought a trendy red v-neck, the red is not too bright. What kind of shoes and color will go safe with it if I wear dark jeans? But i cant figure out what type are these shoes which i just bought recently http: I bought them bec theyre comfortable to wear but i dont exactly know what pants should i wear.
I tried it with denim and and as per my subjective feeling, they look great. But can i wear them casually? What other pants should i wear to match these boots? How about shirt or tshirt colour? Can i wear them in formal ocassions i. Weddings or corporate meetings? If yes, what suit and shirt colours should they match? I would call them ankle-high Chelsea boots. I would wear them with denims, chinos, trousers, and suits. When pairing them with denims and chinos the look is rather casual, however, they can be dressed up as well.
Just pair them with trousers and suits and wear them to dressy occasion and corporate events. Olive green, rust red, and camel are great choices. I just bought these pair of boots: I like the style and the colour so I purchased them.
But can these be paired with denim? How about in more formal occasions like weddings or corporate meetings? This rich brown colour is best paired with denims in a deep rich blue colour not light or black denim.
The same goes for weddings and corporate meetings. Which colour should I go for? Will brown be all right? Since brown is a warm colour and black is a cool colour, those two colours clash not good. I would, therefore, wear light blue and black jeans with red, dark red, and navy shoes, in addition to the black of course. What do you think about wearing Twisted X Cow Dog boots? Also I like wearing Doc Martin dress combat boots. Martens boots are both great casual shoes.
So if I were to wear them, I would only do so on casual occasions. If the occasion is dressy or business-like, derbies and Chelsea boots are better alternatives. Also, I want to ask you the best match pants, shirt for a suede navy shoes.
I have 2 pairs of these:. Since the grey loafers and the navy suede captoe derbies your posted links to are both in the summer palette, I would stick to grey or dark blue pants. For the shirt, off-white, lavender, or a pink or light blue shirt with grey undertones are all great choices. Will these look good with black jeans and a white shirt? These are kind of hard to match as they incorporate both brown a warm colour and black a cool colour. Warm and cool colours generally do not mix.
I need help on what to wear together basically i have herbal converse trainers but i do not know what jeans to wear with them. The herbal converse shoes would look great with dark washed or warm grey jeans. Khaki or brown coloured chinos would also look awesome with these sneakers.
I just came across your website and have a question. I have jeans in different colors and like to pair them with good t shirts for casual wear. With that outfit, I would wear neutral coloured shoes, preferably in black or navy for two reasons. With both green and purple in your outfit already, one extra colour could easily get overwhelming. Keeping to a neutral sneaker colour such as black or navy is the safest, and in my mind, best-looking option.
So the smartest thing is probably to stay away from beige, rust red, orange, and brown as these are all warm colour. Does dark jeans and light-grey chinos work?
With black shoes, you can definitely wear dark and black pants. Regarding your boots soles. Rubber is always a good option. If you have any questions, let me know.
Where are the pictures of the hiking boots from. And I really want some like that. I took the photo of he hiking boots in my studio. Hi, I am planning to wear peach polo shirt with black pants. My shoes is a high-cut green converse. I have a question for You. And by casual I mean using a plain t-shirt of casual shirt, with blue jeans or dark navy blue jeans… Hope I was clear enough because Its difficult to express in an other language, thanks Vegard, very nice advices you give in your articles!
I say it depends. I would have chosen navy or brown. Hi I have a pair of Levis which are a fairly bright blue but light. With light blue denim, brown shoes can sometimes be hard to pull off. I see a lot of guides that say to wear no show socks with Vans, but I would really prefer to wear socks that cover my ankles. For socks to go with jeans, would navy socks and grey socks go well with the outfit, or another type of sock work better?
If you wear regular socks, try getting the color as close to your pants as possible. Coat pants and dress pants can be worn with pretty much any type of shoes. If the occasions are dressy, Chelsea boots and derbies are sure winners. If the occasion is casual, I would wear brogues or leather loafers.
I need your suggestion… What should I wear with black jeans? It would be great if you can suggest me a good pair …. For colour, choose a cool one not warm. What about Polo Tedd high-top sneakers? The colour of those high-top leather sneakers looks great.
However, I do think the apron toe is a bit too much. Since sneakers are all about young and cool, I do think they should have a plain toe or a captoe, instead of an apron toe. For that reason, I would have bought the Geffron or Jeromy high-top sneakers from Ralph Lauren instead.
I have a pair of oxford wingtips brogue shoes. Oxfords closed-lacing shoes usually look too dressy for jeans. However, they do look really good with chinos.
Let me know if you have any questions regarding apparelillustrated. Sure, Nordstrom has results for shoes size 6.
Since we will be doing A lot of walking, something with arch vs flat shoes. Thanks for the info!! However, with question two I would say bring Derby shoes, no doubt about it. Now I think I have better choices and preferences regarding which type of shoes or jeans to wear or not. And now i think i better buy pair of canvas loafers. Good luck with your new canvas loafers. Very good article on the best shoes that go well with the best jeans.
I have a sky blue Gucci loafer with me. What would be the best jeans combination for it. If at all i am going to buy a chino which color would u prefer for the blue loafer. Please reply, thanks a lot.
Light blue jeans and grey chinos look exceptionally good with sky blue shoes. I am 14 years old and I am from Brasil, do you think there is any problem using fashion sneakers instead of loafers because IMO it looks more casual?
And my second question is, Does my black leather watch has to match the colour of my brown shoes if I decide to wear them? Loafers and classic sneakers are for those who want a more smart-casual look. I am happy to have got this site, otherwise I was in a thought that my leather shoes were a waste and were just lying around. I have tried the boots so far and it was awesome, it went really well just as you described.
Hi Vegard, First of all, really nice article you wrote there. I hope you have an answer there! You can check out their sneakers here: I m going to buy a leather boot. I m confused which color it should be to perform versatile role?
Let me tell u i oftenly wear deep blueskinny jeans. I have a question. I wear dark blue jeans with my Woodlands shoes. I only recommend wearing hiking and running shoes while hiking and running.
When it comes to shoes, I usually practice style before comfort. Just think of uncomfortable women must have it, walking around in high heels all day. Hi Vegard, great article. I have a dilemma I will be bicycling around the USA and will only be taking 1 pair of hiking shoes Merrell Goretex, not boots with these I will be wearing jeans and jean shorts for everyday use and at night for pubs and restaurants.
My question is grey or black. They both look like a heavy duty runner if that helps. I understand your dilemma. I would definitively choose black. I had some questions, basically what would you recommend as a first time buy or what would your number one pick be for jeans and dress shoes for a casual going out at night, going out during the dayear look. What would you top choice of shoes be, with dark blue jeans and some black jeans for these occasions? The number one pick is without a doubt dark blue jeans dressy and Derby shoes.
This look is perfect for smart-casual daytime and nighttime occasions. Really nice write up. I want to ask a question. I have a brown leather belt that i wear with my blue jeans.
I have been wearing yellow and blue puma sneakers with it. Or should i buy some brown casual shoes? And does the shade of my brown belt match with the shade of the brown shoes i will buy?
Yes, I would wear brown casual shoes with your brown belt …. But the closer you get the better it is. You can also check out my article on belt colours and types. I would greatly appreciate your advice! It is hard for me to suggest what color and shade you should go for. It usually takes a color analysis and thorough understanding of your styles color palette. If you want to learn more about which colors and tints, shades, and tones that work together, I suggest you check out my style course, Style Genesis.
I have a pair of tan brogues, what colour jeans would you recommend looks the best? Tan shoes always look good with dark blue jeans in a rich blue colour. Light blue jeans are also a good option for tan …. I am wondering if black dress shoes work with black skinny jeans. Is that a good combo? Im moving to somewhere new and I need to remove the swag and start with class. Great article by the way. Thanks, glad I could help. Black dress shoes with skinny jeans is definitively a good combo.
Hi Vegard, Couple of little questions. Could you give me your opinion on these combinations? White jeans, suede tan driving shoe.
Or should you only wear shiny tan? Also, can you wear brown belt with white pants, same as shoe colour? I was wearing today the white jeans with a white and blue canvas belt, white dunlop volleys with same colour blue stripes and a blueish tshirt. Blue canvas bracelet and watch with light tan leather strap.
Personally i think it looked great but still new to dressing with pride. Do you think that sounds ok? Fairly slim, northern italian looks. White pants can easily be combined with tan shoes both suede and shiny. You can read more about belts in this belts for men article I wrote. Your last outfit sounds like an awesome spring and summer outfit, definitively something I would wear myself!
Great article it was very helpful an is just the information I was looking for. I have question though with regard to going out in the evening. I live in Las Vegas an do a lot of business meetings in the afternoon. I have challenge at least I thanks so. So I will typically end up wearing a naive pair of jeans, rober graham in-tucked or similar and pair of chukkas, but this is getting old. You can definitively wear jeans and loafers.
There are two other important things you need to do to avoid looking short as well: Wear pants with just the slightest break. Too much pants fabric resting on your shoes will make your legs seem short. Hi, Thank You very much for the article but I have a question I have black double monk strap shoes can I wear them with a pair of medium wash blue jeans.? Vegard, Do you think that a combination of Polo T-shirt, blue Jeans and brown loafers look good.
Also, Should the Polo T-shirt be tucked in with this combination? Thanks for the great info!! I just googled what sneaks to wear with jeans and found your excellent article. I just bought some Blue Adidas EQT Tokyo edition to wear on my 10 hour flight with some jeans or maybe Jogger style pants, but when I received them the fit very bulky an being 5.
I was thinking of sending them back and either get a smaller size, or maybe go for the classic Stan smith white that I originally wanted to get and my wife talked me out of it. I always like to wear something that I can take off if it gets hot on the flight. Therefore, a hoodie or cardigan is always what I choose.
Hi, Thanks for the very well written and useful article. These days there are much more colors and washes of jeans than just black and denim. Many shades of gray not 50, but still , taupe and even white. It always seemed to me that shiny black shoes and jeans look overdressed for out-of-office daytime use or weekend during the day. So, my question is: A rule of thumb is that the shoe and trouser material should have roughly the same texture. Meaning that patent leather shoes would look off with denim, while canvas would look really at home.
Although, I have a few things I need to tell you about me. I am a cms tall, pounds weighing 24 year old student from India currently in Germany. I am very thin legs. Considering all this, can you tailor certain suggestions for me for guiding me on my style and shopping. Hey, what about fashion hiking boots like this: I wrote all about them in this article. Hey, i have light orange nike sports shoes, what colour jeans and tee i can wear with it casually.
You can check out my style course to help you get an idea of pants and top colors: Hi I have canvas boots in navy color similar to http: Since they are navy, you can wear them with all jeans colors in your season.
The best jeans colors for each season are:. I will help you find your season when you sign up for my style course, Style Genesis. I wanna know what is a good sneaker to wear. Any help is very appreciated. How should I pull this off? Thank you for replying to all comments I see below. Really shows how much you care about what you have written!! Dark blue jeans, grey jeans, and chinos in khaki and browns are all good semi-casual pants colours stay away from black and cool greys. I am actually confused about two types of shoes.
Classic grey sneakers vs brown boots not desert boots with dark blue raw denim! As for the colours, grey is best for summer and winter men … … brown is best for autumn and spring men. Find your season here.
Are there better AE options? I need your help…. Thank you so much for your help! Martens shoes is pretty much accurate. I bought them to be more of casual dress shoe. They come off more like derby shoes I think. Regardless, what would be the best type or types of pants to wear with these? You can also check my style course for men, Style Genesis , if you want more outfit and color suggestions. Brown shoes look good with blue jeans only … … black shoes look good with both blue and black jeans.
My wife got me a pair of yett another black box toe not sure the proper term loafers. Assuming these will be primarily worn in the office with every-day BLUE jeans Denver is very casual , I gravitate toward a tan shoe. A dark chocolate brown is appealing as well. Specific shoes with the specific colors would be appreciated. Im going with the Dr. Martens Anthony in Hazelnut to go with my Levis in 18 months green color!! Dont get much better!!! I have close to black jeans and brown shoes that i want to wear with burgundy jumper with shirt underneath.
If you have the choice, try to wear black, navy, or cordovan shoes instead of brown ones. They all look great with black pants. I wanted to know what brands make good dark wash jeans with non-raw denim as you suggest? I have larger thighs and need the thigh measurement to be at least Preferably a grey one like this image on Pinterest. My teacher told me to dress in layers and to wear walking shoes. What do I do?!?!? If I where you I would have worn my most comfortable shoes preferably boots, but some wear sneakers and jeans or chinos.
Dressing in layer simply means to wear a t-shirt or button front shirt a sweater, and a jacket. That way you can remove or add layers depending on the weather rain or sun, cold or warm and when you transition between being indoors and outdoors. Now my question is: Have I been on the totally wrong side of fashion in wearing jeans with Fila sports shoes?
When it comes to fashion you can rarely be wrong, and there is a trend called Active Wear, which focuses on wearing more sporty clothes. So it all comes down to how you define your style. I would say that dark brown shoes can be worn to dressy and casual occasions … … while tan shoes should only be worn to casual occasions.
Black, dark brown, and burgundy are all nice colours to wear with dark jeans. Black derbies are best matched with black and dark blue jeans … … but light coloured and grey jeans also look good with them. I usually suggest dark blue jeans with tan boots; or mahogany, teal blue, chocolate brown, or forest green chinos. The only pairing i could think of is a slim black Jeans a little distressed or a dark blue dry jeans.
Other pants colour options are washed denim light grey and rose-brown, burgundy, blue-red, and dark greens with cold undertones such as spruce green and pine green.
I was hoping to wear these with a suit and nice jeans but maybe not after reading your article. What shoe would you recommend for business dress, maybe a navy suit, and nice dress jeans? Kind of a go to shoe for most days.
For a restaurant party, black derbies are ideal. They look dressy without being formal and pairs perfectly with jeans.
He usually just wears jeans and a t-shirt and boat shoes. What would you recommend as an alternative to the boat shoes? The first options that come to my mind are: Or should I go for Louis Vuitton sneakers instead? I was looking at some lighter colored denim and liked the look, but I was wondering what kind of shoes you would recommend?
For lighter jeans, I would usually just wear my black derbies or sneakers … … however brown derbies and brogues are also a good match. The brown boots are from Red Wing, they are called Blacksmith. The black boots are my Norwegian M77 military boots from when I served in the navy. For that outfit, I would have worn my dark jeans and black derbies, sneakers or brown Chelsea boots. As the weather is always humid where I live, I feel that wearing them as my everyday college look is my best option.
However, red, green, white, and lighter shades of blue are good loafer alternatives. I would like your opinion on following: I am planning this attire — sky blue shirt with dark denim and paired with grey tuxedo so will the loafer look good on it? This is because, for formal outfits suits, tuxedos, etc. Usually, when wearing nothing more than a fitted t-shirt, I choose low-top sneakers blue or black. If derbies are your choice, you can wear an untucked dress shirt with its sleeves rolled up instead of a tee.
Great info and have already gone through it twice. I am all set to get a pair of Vans authentic for summers. It will be mostly a casual affair. However, I still have one doubt, I would like to know if wearing black jeans with a blue t-shirt or a dark-blue denim shirt could go with a couple of also dark blue sneakers, and if not, then what would you specifically recommend?
I do have one question though. I really want to get a pair of tan wingtip boots think like the Sealls2 from Ted Baker. I was wondering what I could wear them with in the fall and winter? When you mention tan wingtip boots, I immediately think of chinos and pressed trousers not dress pants. Dont really need to ask any questions as the answer I was looking for is given. Comments and questions by others also added value. I live in northampton uk aka shoetown, so i will have a look around the factory shops tommorow trickers, barkers,loakes etc.
Highly informative article — thank you. Recently bought a pair of chocolate brown Chelsea boots. Any suggestions as to what to wear with these? Ok this is a very well written article but my question is in regards to sneakers canvas shoes. I wear between a What is your advice? The perforation and the cap toe, in addition to that they are brown very nice and open lacing ….
If not what color pants would you recommend? For now, if you want to look into matching the colour a bit more have a look at the chart here. Hi blogger, do you monetize your thefineyounggentleman.
There is easy way to earn extra money every day, just search on youtube — How to earn with wordai 4. That just looks wrong. Michael, I think it is totally fine as long as the shade of brown does not clash with that of the blue or gray. That said, brown almost never clashes with blue so the gray can be more tricky. Make sure to keep the contrast clear and avoid close, but quite not matching shades. Olive goes really well with a lot of color pants — especially earthy tones like brown, tan, burnt orange and even purple and red.
Even goes with pretty much all shades of blue. That said, its not a look I would wear and certainly one more appropriate for a casual environment. The Kauri color would go with just about any color, its a light colored neutral. Maybe chocolate brown cord trousers with purple suede chukka boots would work ok? I do not think that a pair of white trousers fit to any shoe; I never wear white trousers. What about Grey pants and light brown shoes. I wear brown leather converse with Grey jeans, looks good.
Hey, Nice combinations guide, makes life easier. What color pants or chinos goes with white shoes. John, I would wear pretty much any color pants but black with white shoes.
This has been tremendously helpful. Kumar, Glad to be of help, thank you for the kind words! This color chart is so incredibly awesome, thank you!!! I see black suits and brown shoes that work all the time? What are your thoughts on wearing forest green and burgundy dress pants? If your wearing mint green slacks what Color should your shoes be? You can wear any colour shoes, just change your trousers before hand. Rolling my fucking eyes at the replies this got.
What color loafers can i wear for a vine coloured trousers?? Can I wear a black jacket with brown shoes and gray pants. Can I wear a black jacket with gray pants and tan shoes. Can I wear black pants with blue navy shirt in white shoes. Never wear black and navy together. What are your thoughts on oxblood shoes? Blue jeans with navy blue shoes. Do they go well together.
Royal blue pants with light or dark brown shoes? Personally I would wear either a White or Pink shirt with that combo.