Originally Posted by BareSolid
As for dark blue jeans, yes, I had thought of that.
I am wondering if anyone can recommend a specific brand and style of jeans (with a link to somehere I can buy them from - UK), as they are a smorgasbord of absolute rubbish most of the time.
I have a nice pair of dark Ernest Sewn jeans which go very well with a navy jacket - I don't know if they are available in the UK. Rag and Bone is another good make as is ACNE. I bought a very nice pair of limited edition dark blue jeans last year from J Crew too. I think you can get away with quite a range here, but the darker the denim the smarter your ensemble will be. I wouldn't go with anything too faded in general - medium dark through dark is better. No boot-cut, drainpipe or 'relaxed' - go for a slim cut and make sure it goes with whatever shoes you have in mind - the trouser-break is critical when wearing jeans with smart shoes. Also, I'd stay away from anything with any unusual details like the deliberate creases some jeans come with and pre-ripped etc. I really think you can find good jeans in many places now without spending too much.