How to Tailor Your Jeans

May 19th, 2011

I’ve been slammed with design school and other projects, so the website has taken a back seat for a bit. Today, just a quick tip.

The jeans you pair with rugged boots or high top sneakers shouldn’t be the same jeans you wear with sharp lace-ups or sleek loafers.


In order to properly “dress-up” your jeans, they should be similar in shape to your trousers, if not slightly more tailored (slim, staight & slightly cropped) to make up for the casual nature of denim fabric.

In my opinion (of course), this is how a suave man does “business casual”.

Yes, they are a little on the short and narrow side (these haven’t fully stretched-in yet). With a narrow leg opening (here, approximatelt 15 1/2″ across) this length creates a more flattering leg line, not to mention shows off the shoes. Keep in mind, as always, that I am a stylist – not a banker, so if you’re place of business is a little “stuffier”, you might want to look for (or tailor) a  jean a little wider, and a little longer. But keep them dark, unembelished and with minial contrast in the stitching.

Best part about this – remove the jacket & tie and go straight from the office to a night out.


  • Grey windowpane jacket ·
  • Grey windowpane vest ·
  • Light heather shirt by Charles Tyrwhitt ·
  • Light grey socks by Calvin Klein ·
  • Purple crest tie by Hickey ·
  • Navy suede loafers by Scarpe di Bianco

Thanks for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

Photography by Alex Crawford.

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