I have a (guy) friend who always, always rocks grey jeans. It's sort of his "thing" and every time I picture him in my head, he is wearing his omni-present greys. And while is he also one of those guys who claims to not really care about "fashion," wearing grey jeans -- and wearing them in a chic way -- is actually quite fashion-forward. It shows you can think outside of the jeans-are-supposed-to-be-blue box, gives you a little bit of a rocker-y edge, compliments just about any skin tone, and can actually have the same slimming effect as black.
So I started thinking that most guys really do need to have at least one pair of grey jeans in their wardrobe. But, just like blue, there are a million and one shades of grey out there. So what grey should you choose? And what does each shade "mean" when you incorporate it into your wardrobe? Well boys, read on...
This super hot pair from Diesel are for the fashion-conscious guy. They are a rich, saturated grey that can be dressed down with a pair of Converse, a simple white t-shirt, and an army green jacket. But they are really well-tailored, and that dark uniform wash allows them to also be dressed up with a light-colored dress shirt, a black blazer, and great black shoes (think a little shiny and a little pointy...):
Want more of a fun, really casual-yet-still-stylish pair that work best for a date at a dive bar or to set you apart in your creative, it's-always-casual-Friday office? These from Citizens of Humanity keep the little kid in you alive and work best with a worn-in plaid shirt, a knit cap and low-profile, hipster sneakers:
Dream of being a rockstar but can't sing worth your weight? No worries. These incredibly destroyed, fitted, and sexy greys from AG will instantly transform you. They are meant to be a little too tight, a little too hole-y for the average guy, and totally rocker-y. Wear them with a graphic t-shirt, army boots, some hyper-masculine jewelry and a scowl (!):
And last but definitely not least...I haven't forgotten about you true fashionistos out there. Those of you who always wear a blazer and the latest Gucci shoes. Those of you who are dapper and dressed to the nines, but also really "get" fashion and know that a great pair of jeans with a "formal" metallic finish work just as well on a dinner date as they do on a red carpet. Snag this gorgeous pair from John Varvatos before everyone else:
So you see, this is a good "grey area" guys...and one that with a little guidance (ahem...), you can make perfectly black & white...