The Handbook - How To Guides
31 Days: Style Tips and Tricks
Volume 5

All the tips and tricks needed to shape up for 2013. Each day brings new, expert advice on how to look your best and live life to the fullest, while having a little fun doing it.


Rethink Your Jeans

These days, when it comes to denim, almost anything goes. Straight leg or skinny. Dark rinsed, worn-in or raw selvedge in archival fits. And often, men find a fit and shade that they're comfortable with and stick with it. And there's nothing wrong with that. Jeans should be personal. But that's no reason to find yourself in a wardrobe rut. Herewith, a road map to some denim additions which should stay within your comfort zone.

If you wear ...
Dark denim
Try ...
Black jeans

Black tends to make any garment, even a pair of jeans, a touch more sophisticated. Wear these like you'd wear your dark denim, but also sport them with anything you'd wear with your more traditional trousers.

If you wear ...
Worn-in jeans
Try ...
Raw selvedge

If you favor beat-up, lighter colored jeans, consider some raw selvedge jeans. They'll be rigid at first, but as you break them in, you'll develop a personalized patina, fit and wear pattern.

If you wear ...
Grey jeans


Try ...
White denim

White jeans offer a crisp alternative to grey jeans or your workaday chinos. And best of all, you can wear them year round with everything from a polo and desert boots to a blazer and a pair of monk strap shoes.

Valet.'s School of Denim

Everything you need to know about jeans, from its history to how to wear 'em.






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