There’s nothing quite like a pair of blue designer jeans – the versatile garment that can be paired with just about anything. Gone are the days when blue denim meant scruffy or casual only, and in 2021, a well-cut pair can play a starring role in just about every type of look – from those dressed-down, off-duty days to an evening at your favourite champagne bar. An essential in every sartorial male’s wardrobe, the key to success is in the cut – opt for slim or skinny and go for a made-to-measure pair to ensure optimal length, as nothing can ruin a well put-together look as fast as an ill-fitting pair.
Here, we take a look at three different ways to style your favourite pair of designer jeans this summer, with something for every occasion.
The day off
A day off work doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style, and any image-conscious man will know the importance of maintaining a respectable look, no matter what. To nail off-duty sophistication, add personality with a laid-back logo tee – we love the designer selection at Matches Fashion, which comprise some unique prints that give off just the right vibe and look just as good tucked into your jeans as they do worn loose. Finish the look with a pair of moccasins or boat shoes and your favourite pair of Ray Bans for a suave and effortless ensemble that’s perfect for sunny days.
The drinks with friends
Drinks with friends at your favourite bar calls for a smart-casual look, and jeans make for the perfect foundation. Add a plain white t-shirt worn under a slim-fit blazer, and accessorise with a brown leather belt for a versatile look that will take you from day to night with ease. Throw on those Ray Bans again until sunset – and don’t forget the piece-de-resistance. Your finest Rolex will add a suave and sophisticated edge while maintaining a subtle feel to the overall look – think less ostentatious, and more understated.
The business meeting
Blue jeans still might not have a place in the boardroom, but they will still serve you well for a more relaxed business meeting over lunch. Worn with a crisp, white shirt tucked in and with a tailored suit jacket on top, together they make for the perfect ensemble for a friendly catch-up that makes you more personable whilst reasserting the fact that you mean business. For the finishing touches, add your favourite pair of diamond cufflinks and your most expensive designer watch – and spritz on your summer signature scent to ensure you leave a lasting impression.
The city break
Heading off on a city break this summer? A luxury trip to Europe is the perfect opportunity to show off your sartorial expertise, but with temperatures soaring, it often calls for a lightweight outfit that offers maximum air flow to minimise sweat. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean that there is no place for jeans in your carry-on – team with a relaxed linen shirt in black, white or navy for a cool and casual look and wear untucked, with rolled-up sleeves. Add an understated pair of men’s leather sandals to keep your feet cool, and take the opportunity to showcase yet another pair of sunglasses from your collection.
The bottom line
In 2021, the perfect pair of jeans will take you far, seeing you through just about every occasion in style. Fill your capsule wardrobe with a versatile selection of men’s t-shirts, linen shirts and accessories, and the rest of your summer will be sartorially sorted.