Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by trigirdbers, Dec 11, 2011.
I thought the definition of a "dress" jean is one without back pocket embroidery.
Just curious : nobody heard about a brand called "Jacob Cohen" ?
My one and only pair of jeans are Uniqlo's Japanese selvedge, they're pretty cheap and I'm no jean affocionado but I like them...APC would probably be the next step up.
PC would be a step down, but you may get easier fades out them. I heard Uniqlo are hard to fade.
R: "Dress" Jeans for the Office
I have two pairs of them and they are top notch, quite famous here in italy but quite pricey too
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J Crew 484
Levi 514 / 511 (sized up)
If its dress/for work, make sure there's no distressing and a dark wash.
Levis makes a few different styles and washes you could use for work. The 513 slim has a dark wash and sits just below the waist,so it is good for tucking in shirts. The Weird Guys are a bit more expensive but are a good choice. My only complaint is that they should come with a higher rise. What I like about the N& F is they hold their color well and look dark for a long time.
I see the brand in the Japanese men's magazines like Men's Ex or Leon. I never see the brand in US retail stores.
I would suggest Rag and Bone denim, a bit more of a trouser-like styling. RB11 in particular, if you can find them
New standards would work perfect for you. I'm slim and have rather slim legs and they're a bit too baggy for me.
I think another thing to consider when looking for "dress" jeans is what you'll wear with them. I suggest buying a nice pair of shoes to along with them. I'd suggest a pair of brown Allen Edmond Strands because a darker Strand looks more formal, even though it is a more casual shoe. Pairing that shoe with a pair of dark straight leg denim and a nice shirt and sweater (or sport coat) will look find for a relaxed work environment.
Try a denim like this.
A nice st of Allen Edmonds is next on my list but one clothing expense at a time; I already have some brown shoes that are perfectly serviceable with jeans.
However, the jeans in the above picture are EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Not "skinny" but narrow enough to be formal, dark, and tuck-able. I would definitely want something though that I could hem lower, like at the heel.
If that is the type of denim you want, and you'd like the ability to hem them lower, get the APC New Standard. Any waist size you get comes with a 35.5" inseam. They have tagged sizes. The way to size is to go down 1 from your true waist size. If you are a true size 31, order a size 30.
I'm a big fan of Levi's 505 Straight Jeans in "Tumbled Rigid" wash. They have a very clean, very dark look with no fading or distressing. http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3015295&&cp=3146842.3146854.3691981.11970880
They're also available in the 514 Slim Straight model: http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3730132&&cp=3146842.3146854.3691994.3146870
Naked and Famous Weird Guy definitely would not work because of it's insanely low rise. I don't know about the rise on the 'Slim Guy' but the cut is a bit more full and might work better in a work environment.
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