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"Dress" Jeans for the Office

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by trigirdbers, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    Uniqlo

    J Crew 484

    APC

    Levi 514 / 511 (sized up)


    If its dress/for work, make sure there's no distressing and a dark wash.
     
  2. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    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.
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
  4. uhurit

    uhurit Senior member

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    I would suggest Rag and Bone denim, a bit more of a trouser-like styling. RB11 in particular, if you can find them
     
  5. musicguy

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    New standards would work perfect for you. I'm slim and have rather slim legs and they're a bit too baggy for me.
     
  6. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    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.

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    Try a denim like this.
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  7. trigirdbers

    trigirdbers Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  8. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    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.
     
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  10. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    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.
     
  11. GBR

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    Seems unnecessary to ask but Levi 501s will tick all the boxes you mention. They are even easy to find in the shops.
     
  12. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    501's are way to baggy for what he is looking for.

     
  13. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    My vote is BB Levi's. I use them When I make trips to visit construction sites.
     
  14. lesbianavant

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    Definitely go for APC new standards or if you want slimmer but still nice selvage denim petit standards just down size down too much - also if you aren't strained in budget go for Dior 21cm raws or 19cm indigo raws - I use to work for a laid back company and I pretty much wore a tucked in Band of Outsiders or Gant shirt tucked into some Dior 19cm indigo raws to work every day with some Clarks desert boots. Pretty much can't go wrong with that - it's casual but still very much classy. You can order the Diors from www.luisaviaroma.com and APCs from apc.fr or context clothing.com
     
  15. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the 1947 501s would be a good bet. Slimmer than regular 501s, with a tuck-able rise.
     
  16. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    I don't think he has mentioned how he's built. 501s can be skin tight on some of us :satisfied: Hardly baggy.
     
  17. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    word!

    as with all clothing, they are sensitive to size. cant throw out models universally like that. im lean by all accounts, but i am a bicyclist, and many denim and trouser model popular here look like ballet tights on me.

    also, i find 501s just a tad too high wasted
     
  18. Wrenkin

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    I have a pair of the Uniqlo Made in Japan's that I bought last year. You'd think they were brand new—totally indestructible—and they're plain enough to go with something like a tweed sport coat. I think they're only available on the website now, but they do have the Japanese fabric ones in store. They selvedge models are stiff, but how they feel will depend on fit. I really wasn't prepared to spend more money, and I've been very satisfied.
     
  19. trigirdbers

    trigirdbers Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a stupid question but where would I even go to find a good selection of 501s, Levis doesn't have stand alone stores, right?
     
  20. Liquidus

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    They do. You can also try any mall.
     
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