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What do you guys wear with your Darker Denim?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by rearviewmirror, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. rearviewmirror

    rearviewmirror Well-Known Member

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    To give some insight I don't think there is anything I own that looks better when paired with a darker denim like PDC 1 years, or even the raw nudies, than with a medium/lighter blue like Diesel 82E.

    I would think yellow would look great, but I tend to stay away from anything dominant in yellow since I am fair skinned/haired.

    any other suggestions?

    am I crazy?

    first post btw =D
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I personally like the contrast of dark denim with interesting details on a belt, light colored sneakers, and a lighter colored top. Makes the look a little more striking, imo, although I have lighter/medium colored jeans as well.
     
  3. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    The brown/brass belt works out great for dark jeans. Not to keep going off on this belt, but the colors *really* bring out the stitching and hue of my jeans.

    I like the contrast of wearing a white hoodie or other very light topwear with dark jeans. However, a darker shirt looks good and rugged; today I'm wearing a chocolate-ish t-shirt and it looks great.

    BTW, welcome to the forum.
     
  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    i only wear solid dark denim, ie: Levis 201xx, 501xx, Diesel etc (i hate faded denim and the distressed style that is so popular) so i wear pretty much everything with it. i have a paul smith teal/mustard sharkskin shortsleeve buttondown shirt that looks awesome with dark denim...otherwise it's the usual range of Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, Lacoste, Lambretta, Pringle etc polo shirts for me.
     
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    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    I wear mostly dark denim, paired with twill barrel cuff, casual shirts, and boots or loafers. During the fall and spring, I like wearing thin (cotton, wool, silk/cotton) knits.
     
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    Crockett Well-Known Member

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    I know it is not saying much, but I would wear that combination. For Easter I wore a green polo, dark brown boots, and a brown belt.
     
  8. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    I wear dark denim with my horizontal striped beige/marine Saint-James knit, the one with buttons on the left shoulder. Sometime reffered as "breton"...
    I like to wear liberty shirts too, but frankly, anything will go with denim...no point in fabric or colour matching, imho.

    Luc
     
  9. Geowu

    Geowu Senior member

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    I prefer classic, formal, so I wear only white or black plain t-shirts with denim, and a grey-beige Diesel sneaker.

    Perhaps when I get some money I wear something more decent
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Seems fine to me. Not a personal fan of Diesel sneakers though. As an alternative, why don't you try some Adidas Samoas or Superstars. Now that, that is classic.
     
  11. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    Darker denim lacks a lot of the texture that more distressed denim has. Therefore, I usually pair my indigo jeans with stuff with a lot of texture. This winter I was big on the dark jeans, boots, heavy wool sweater, and a big knit scarf. Suede jackets and any camel coloured blazers also look pretty sweet too.

    A.
     
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    Last year I wore mostly distressed denims with tees and running shoes. This year it's darker denims with inside-out aloha shirts and sneakers [​IMG]
     
  13. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Playfully coloured shirts (liberty) or plain white, sometime paired with navy v-neck and black boots or white sneakers.
    Sometime I go for the horizontal striped marinewear look too (Tshirt). Just a few ideas, but darker denim is more sophisticated/clean than distressed denim so it should be paired accordingly.

    !luc
     
  14. jean_connoisseur23

    jean_connoisseur23 Senior member

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    i prefer to wear white or light colored tops with dark denim....i also wear contrasting belts and chuck taylors with fresh colors
     
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    mass Well-Known Member

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    red shirt, black jacket.
     
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    berlin report Senior member

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    I combine my dark denim with almost everything but I have to say that my favorite would be a navy blue shirt. It just looks really clean and perfect, imho. Of course, a crisp white shirt and a slick black belt is unbeatable too.
     
  17. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

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    I usually pair my dark denim with dark colors (black/blue/dark purple) and then accentuate it with light accessories or flashy shoes (like my new favorite red Y-3's). I'm thinking I need to start to broaden my horizons however since every single girl I date harps on me about how boring my wardrobe is. I guess I need some True Religions or something.
     
  18. tiger02

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    I combine my dark denim with almost everything but I have to say that my favorite would be a navy blue shirt. It just looks really clean and perfect, imho. Of course, a crisp white shirt and a slick black belt is unbeatable too.
    BR, don't take this the wrong way, but this (the first) is a very German look [​IMG]
     
  19. Saucemaster

    Saucemaster Senior member

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    BR, don't take this the wrong way, but this (the first) is a very German look [​IMG]

    Not that I've been to Germany personally, but my fiancee swears that Germany is the home of the worst color matching (or lack thereof) in the universe. True or False?
     
  20. tiger02

    tiger02 Senior member

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    Not that I've been to Germany personally, but my fiancee swears that Germany is the home of the worst color matching (or lack thereof) in the universe. True or False?
    Lots of neon nylon (like that? [​IMG]), manpris, dress sneakers, and dark blue long sleeve button up shirts tucked into dark denim. Someone described the German businessman look as narrow trews and a sportcoat a size too large. Most everything that's not neon is earth colors, so it's hard to screw them up. The Russian immigrants are probably the best dressed; they have AmJack down to a science.

    Bavaria though, rules. Lederhosen and dirndls. Non-ironic, and not just oldsters.
     

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