Jeans is one of the item worn by people of all ages around the world that needs no introduction today. Introduced by Levi Strauss in the 2nd half of the 19th century, jeans has today become a type of trouser that is seen in the wardrobe of most men across the world. Jeans is considered casual wear and worn outside of workplaces. Mens cannot live without their basic 5 pocket jeans and have many pairs of jeans in their wardrobes to be ready for all occasions.
What is the difference between Jeans and Denim?
As we know it, Jeans is a type of sturdy trouser with their basic 5 pockets completed with copper rivets that reinforced wear-and-tear seams. Denim is the name of the fabric made of 100% cotton twill whereas used as the main fabric to make Jeans.
Choose the right Jeans that suits you.
Not all men are created equal. Not all style is the same. With jeans you’ve got to find a balance between style and comfort. Perhaps the most important thing is that they fit well. Often it’s about experimenting until you find your fit, which will involve lots of packages, lots of trying on and lots of returns. But to avoid any mistakes, I suggest you to choose the slim-fit Jeans on the very first place. It would just never go wrong.
Slim-fit jeans is probably the most popular style of jeans worn by men around the world, the slim jeans offers a smart and sleek silhouette for men to wear. They’re not as tight as skinny jeans, but, as the name suggests, it gives a slim shape to your leg. Slim jeans suit the majority of men. However, if you’ve got a little larger legs than others, you may find that slim jeans are still a little tight around your legs, then I suggest going a size up as they’ll be slightly looser in the leg whilst still giving you a slim silhouette.
Then, let’s hop into the type of Jeans that every men should own in their wardrobe and how to style it.
With the many Jeans styles available, which one should you choose? Blue or black? Dark or light wash? With or without distressing? Selvedge denim or vintage denim? The options seem endless and quite confusing! In this article, I want to simplify the selection process by highlighting two types of jeans that should be a part of your wardrobe.
Dark Blue Jeans
The classic dark blue jeans are the most versatile pair of jeans you’ll ever own. When it comes to dark jeans, you need to be familiar with the concept, “dress it up or dress it down”. It can be worn dressed up with something like a plain Shirt, chukka boots or oxford shoes and a classic jacket or you can just dress it down with everything casual like a pair of plain T-shirt and a pair of boots or sneakers. Throw in a simple yet dressier watch and you will be impressing everyone like James Bond.
Black jeans are the ultimate go-to; they’re comfortable, easy to wear and can be paired with pretty much anything. They’re almost as vital to your wardrobe as dark jeans. You can never go wrong with a pair of black jeans. They can be dressed up or dressed down, but it can be more interesting dressing them up. Pair the black denim jeans with a plain shirt and a loafer or chelsea boots for a fancy evening out or just wear them with a white t-shirt, suede jacket or light washed denim jacket and a sneakers to spend the afternoon around the city. Whatever your plans are, you’ll always look smart and stylish.
Maybe you’ve got your pairs of Jeans, then how to take care of it?
When you buy a made-to-last essential pairs of jeans, you basically want it to last forever.
Here are some simple guide to take care of your Jeans.
- Wash before you wear
Dark denim may need to be washed prior to wearing so that the dye doesn’t rub off on you or your other clothing. Some people swear by the fact that if you don’t wish to wash them, you can put your jeans in the freezer overnight to prevent the dye’s rub and remove any smells. Let me know if you have tried it and it works for you.
- Don’t wash them too often
The good news for anyone who hates doing laundry is that jeans don’t need to be washed often. In fact, washing them too often will make the color fade faster. I recommend to wash your jeans two or three times a year according to the needs to wash it.
- When you do wash them, always read the label
Find the label inside your jeans and read before laundering. It may have one or several of the care instruction symbols below. Here’s what they actually mean (from left to right):
– Wash at or below 40℃
– Do not bleach
– Do not tumble dry
– Iron at medium temperature
There may also be additional care instructions such as wash separately, wash inside out, remove belt before cleaning, etc.
- Even better, wash them by hand
If you got some time to spare, the best method is to use your own two hands. Bet that wasn’t as hard as you thought it would be.
- Hang dry your pair of jeans
To avoid unwanted wrinkles, remove promptly from the washing machine. Turn the jeans right side out. Zip and button jeans and then hang with a two clip pant hanger clasping the waist. Then hang them indoors and out of the sunlight, which helps preserve the color, and place an old towel underneath your drying rack so the indigo dye won’t stain your floors.
Clothing really doesn’t come much more versatile than a pair of Jeans. Wear them for years, then you’ll be pleased to know that with those two types of jeans, the possibilities are endless.