When I started reading up on footwear back in the early s, I was so confused, because stores I visited and books I read, all had own names for the different types of shoes and boots. Not something I usually go for, but hey.. Hi Kruthikha and thanks. Although, I have a few things I need to tell you about me. I have this pair of DC sneakers; metallic grey all round and maroon at the back of the heel area.
That said, brown almost never clashes with blue so the gray can be more tricky. Make sure to keep the contrast clear and avoid close, but quite not matching shades.
Olive goes really well with a lot of color pants — especially earthy tones like brown, tan, burnt orange and even purple and red. Even goes with pretty much all shades of blue. That said, its not a look I would wear and certainly one more appropriate for a casual environment.
The Kauri color would go with just about any color, its a light colored neutral. Maybe chocolate brown cord trousers with purple suede chukka boots would work ok?
I do not think that a pair of white trousers fit to any shoe; I never wear white trousers. What about Grey pants and light brown shoes. I wear brown leather converse with Grey jeans, looks good. Hey, Nice combinations guide, makes life easier. What color pants or chinos goes with white shoes. John, I would wear pretty much any color pants but black with white shoes. This has been tremendously helpful.
Kumar, Glad to be of help, thank you for the kind words! This color chart is so incredibly awesome, thank you!!! I see black suits and brown shoes that work all the time? What are your thoughts on wearing forest green and burgundy dress pants?
If your wearing mint green slacks what Color should your shoes be? You can wear any colour shoes, just change your trousers before hand. Rolling my fucking eyes at the replies this got. What color loafers can i wear for a vine coloured trousers?? Can I wear a black jacket with brown shoes and gray pants. Can I wear a black jacket with gray pants and tan shoes. Can I wear black pants with blue navy shirt in white shoes. Never wear black and navy together. What are your thoughts on oxblood shoes?
Blue jeans with navy blue shoes. Do they go well together. Royal blue pants with light or dark brown shoes? Personally I would wear either a White or Pink shirt with that combo. Shaurya, some nice brown oxfords or a dress loafer perhaps. What color pants would go with a pair of dark brown loafers? I have brownish light gray chinos. Will they look nice with gray loafers? I have brownish gray chinos. Mil, Most likely -Justin. I would wear them with denims, chinos, trousers, and suits.
When pairing them with denims and chinos the look is rather casual, however, they can be dressed up as well. Just pair them with trousers and suits and wear them to dressy occasion and corporate events. Olive green, rust red, and camel are great choices. I just bought these pair of boots: I like the style and the colour so I purchased them. But can these be paired with denim? How about in more formal occasions like weddings or corporate meetings?
This rich brown colour is best paired with denims in a deep rich blue colour not light or black denim. The same goes for weddings and corporate meetings. Which colour should I go for? Will brown be all right?
Since brown is a warm colour and black is a cool colour, those two colours clash not good. I would, therefore, wear light blue and black jeans with red, dark red, and navy shoes, in addition to the black of course.
What do you think about wearing Twisted X Cow Dog boots? Also I like wearing Doc Martin dress combat boots. Martens boots are both great casual shoes. So if I were to wear them, I would only do so on casual occasions.
If the occasion is dressy or business-like, derbies and Chelsea boots are better alternatives. Also, I want to ask you the best match pants, shirt for a suede navy shoes. I have 2 pairs of these:. Since the grey loafers and the navy suede captoe derbies your posted links to are both in the summer palette, I would stick to grey or dark blue pants. For the shirt, off-white, lavender, or a pink or light blue shirt with grey undertones are all great choices.
Will these look good with black jeans and a white shirt? These are kind of hard to match as they incorporate both brown a warm colour and black a cool colour.
Warm and cool colours generally do not mix. I need help on what to wear together basically i have herbal converse trainers but i do not know what jeans to wear with them. The herbal converse shoes would look great with dark washed or warm grey jeans.
Khaki or brown coloured chinos would also look awesome with these sneakers. I just came across your website and have a question. I have jeans in different colors and like to pair them with good t shirts for casual wear. With that outfit, I would wear neutral coloured shoes, preferably in black or navy for two reasons. With both green and purple in your outfit already, one extra colour could easily get overwhelming.
Keeping to a neutral sneaker colour such as black or navy is the safest, and in my mind, best-looking option. So the smartest thing is probably to stay away from beige, rust red, orange, and brown as these are all warm colour.
Does dark jeans and light-grey chinos work? With black shoes, you can definitely wear dark and black pants. Regarding your boots soles. Rubber is always a good option. If you have any questions, let me know.
Where are the pictures of the hiking boots from. And I really want some like that. I took the photo of he hiking boots in my studio. Hi, I am planning to wear peach polo shirt with black pants. My shoes is a high-cut green converse. I have a question for You. And by casual I mean using a plain t-shirt of casual shirt, with blue jeans or dark navy blue jeans… Hope I was clear enough because Its difficult to express in an other language, thanks Vegard, very nice advices you give in your articles!
I say it depends. I would have chosen navy or brown. Hi I have a pair of Levis which are a fairly bright blue but light. With light blue denim, brown shoes can sometimes be hard to pull off. I see a lot of guides that say to wear no show socks with Vans, but I would really prefer to wear socks that cover my ankles. For socks to go with jeans, would navy socks and grey socks go well with the outfit, or another type of sock work better?
If you wear regular socks, try getting the color as close to your pants as possible. Coat pants and dress pants can be worn with pretty much any type of shoes. If the occasions are dressy, Chelsea boots and derbies are sure winners. If the occasion is casual, I would wear brogues or leather loafers.
I need your suggestion… What should I wear with black jeans? It would be great if you can suggest me a good pair …. For colour, choose a cool one not warm. What about Polo Tedd high-top sneakers? The colour of those high-top leather sneakers looks great. However, I do think the apron toe is a bit too much. Since sneakers are all about young and cool, I do think they should have a plain toe or a captoe, instead of an apron toe.
For that reason, I would have bought the Geffron or Jeromy high-top sneakers from Ralph Lauren instead. I have a pair of oxford wingtips brogue shoes. Oxfords closed-lacing shoes usually look too dressy for jeans. However, they do look really good with chinos. Let me know if you have any questions regarding apparelillustrated. Sure, Nordstrom has results for shoes size 6. Since we will be doing A lot of walking, something with arch vs flat shoes. Thanks for the info!! However, with question two I would say bring Derby shoes, no doubt about it.
Now I think I have better choices and preferences regarding which type of shoes or jeans to wear or not. And now i think i better buy pair of canvas loafers. Good luck with your new canvas loafers.
Very good article on the best shoes that go well with the best jeans. I have a sky blue Gucci loafer with me. What would be the best jeans combination for it. If at all i am going to buy a chino which color would u prefer for the blue loafer.
Please reply, thanks a lot. Light blue jeans and grey chinos look exceptionally good with sky blue shoes. I am 14 years old and I am from Brasil, do you think there is any problem using fashion sneakers instead of loafers because IMO it looks more casual? And my second question is, Does my black leather watch has to match the colour of my brown shoes if I decide to wear them? Loafers and classic sneakers are for those who want a more smart-casual look. I am happy to have got this site, otherwise I was in a thought that my leather shoes were a waste and were just lying around.
I have tried the boots so far and it was awesome, it went really well just as you described. Hi Vegard, First of all, really nice article you wrote there. I hope you have an answer there! You can check out their sneakers here: I m going to buy a leather boot. I m confused which color it should be to perform versatile role? Let me tell u i oftenly wear deep blueskinny jeans. I have a question. I wear dark blue jeans with my Woodlands shoes.
I only recommend wearing hiking and running shoes while hiking and running. When it comes to shoes, I usually practice style before comfort. Just think of uncomfortable women must have it, walking around in high heels all day. Hi Vegard, great article. I have a dilemma I will be bicycling around the USA and will only be taking 1 pair of hiking shoes Merrell Goretex, not boots with these I will be wearing jeans and jean shorts for everyday use and at night for pubs and restaurants.
My question is grey or black. They both look like a heavy duty runner if that helps. I understand your dilemma. I would definitively choose black. I had some questions, basically what would you recommend as a first time buy or what would your number one pick be for jeans and dress shoes for a casual going out at night, going out during the dayear look. What would you top choice of shoes be, with dark blue jeans and some black jeans for these occasions?
The number one pick is without a doubt dark blue jeans dressy and Derby shoes. This look is perfect for smart-casual daytime and nighttime occasions. Really nice write up. I want to ask a question. I have a brown leather belt that i wear with my blue jeans. I have been wearing yellow and blue puma sneakers with it.
Or should i buy some brown casual shoes? And does the shade of my brown belt match with the shade of the brown shoes i will buy? Yes, I would wear brown casual shoes with your brown belt …. But the closer you get the better it is. You can also check out my article on belt colours and types. I would greatly appreciate your advice! It is hard for me to suggest what color and shade you should go for.
It usually takes a color analysis and thorough understanding of your styles color palette. If you want to learn more about which colors and tints, shades, and tones that work together, I suggest you check out my style course, Style Genesis. I have a pair of tan brogues, what colour jeans would you recommend looks the best? Tan shoes always look good with dark blue jeans in a rich blue colour. Light blue jeans are also a good option for tan …. I am wondering if black dress shoes work with black skinny jeans.
Is that a good combo? Im moving to somewhere new and I need to remove the swag and start with class. Great article by the way. Thanks, glad I could help. Black dress shoes with skinny jeans is definitively a good combo. Hi Vegard, Couple of little questions. Could you give me your opinion on these combinations? White jeans, suede tan driving shoe. Or should you only wear shiny tan? Also, can you wear brown belt with white pants, same as shoe colour?
I was wearing today the white jeans with a white and blue canvas belt, white dunlop volleys with same colour blue stripes and a blueish tshirt. Blue canvas bracelet and watch with light tan leather strap. Personally i think it looked great but still new to dressing with pride. Do you think that sounds ok? Fairly slim, northern italian looks. White pants can easily be combined with tan shoes both suede and shiny.
You can read more about belts in this belts for men article I wrote. Your last outfit sounds like an awesome spring and summer outfit, definitively something I would wear myself! Great article it was very helpful an is just the information I was looking for.
I have question though with regard to going out in the evening. I live in Las Vegas an do a lot of business meetings in the afternoon. I have challenge at least I thanks so. So I will typically end up wearing a naive pair of jeans, rober graham in-tucked or similar and pair of chukkas, but this is getting old.
You can definitively wear jeans and loafers. There are two other important things you need to do to avoid looking short as well: Wear pants with just the slightest break. Too much pants fabric resting on your shoes will make your legs seem short. Hi, Thank You very much for the article but I have a question I have black double monk strap shoes can I wear them with a pair of medium wash blue jeans.?
Vegard, Do you think that a combination of Polo T-shirt, blue Jeans and brown loafers look good. Also, Should the Polo T-shirt be tucked in with this combination? Thanks for the great info!! I just googled what sneaks to wear with jeans and found your excellent article. I just bought some Blue Adidas EQT Tokyo edition to wear on my 10 hour flight with some jeans or maybe Jogger style pants, but when I received them the fit very bulky an being 5.
I was thinking of sending them back and either get a smaller size, or maybe go for the classic Stan smith white that I originally wanted to get and my wife talked me out of it. I always like to wear something that I can take off if it gets hot on the flight. Therefore, a hoodie or cardigan is always what I choose. Hi, Thanks for the very well written and useful article. These days there are much more colors and washes of jeans than just black and denim.
Many shades of gray not 50, but still , taupe and even white. It always seemed to me that shiny black shoes and jeans look overdressed for out-of-office daytime use or weekend during the day. So, my question is: A rule of thumb is that the shoe and trouser material should have roughly the same texture. Meaning that patent leather shoes would look off with denim, while canvas would look really at home.
Although, I have a few things I need to tell you about me. I am a cms tall, pounds weighing 24 year old student from India currently in Germany.
I am very thin legs. Considering all this, can you tailor certain suggestions for me for guiding me on my style and shopping. Hey, what about fashion hiking boots like this: I wrote all about them in this article. Hey, i have light orange nike sports shoes, what colour jeans and tee i can wear with it casually.
You can check out my style course to help you get an idea of pants and top colors: Hi I have canvas boots in navy color similar to http: Since they are navy, you can wear them with all jeans colors in your season. The best jeans colors for each season are:. I will help you find your season when you sign up for my style course, Style Genesis. I wanna know what is a good sneaker to wear. Any help is very appreciated. How should I pull this off? Thank you for replying to all comments I see below.
Really shows how much you care about what you have written!! Dark blue jeans, grey jeans, and chinos in khaki and browns are all good semi-casual pants colours stay away from black and cool greys. I am actually confused about two types of shoes. Classic grey sneakers vs brown boots not desert boots with dark blue raw denim! As for the colours, grey is best for summer and winter men … … brown is best for autumn and spring men.
Find your season here. Are there better AE options? I need your help…. Thank you so much for your help! Martens shoes is pretty much accurate.
I bought them to be more of casual dress shoe. They come off more like derby shoes I think. Regardless, what would be the best type or types of pants to wear with these? You can also check my style course for men, Style Genesis , if you want more outfit and color suggestions. Brown shoes look good with blue jeans only … … black shoes look good with both blue and black jeans.
My wife got me a pair of yett another black box toe not sure the proper term loafers. Assuming these will be primarily worn in the office with every-day BLUE jeans Denver is very casual , I gravitate toward a tan shoe. A dark chocolate brown is appealing as well. Specific shoes with the specific colors would be appreciated. Im going with the Dr. Martens Anthony in Hazelnut to go with my Levis in 18 months green color!! Dont get much better!!! I have close to black jeans and brown shoes that i want to wear with burgundy jumper with shirt underneath.
If you have the choice, try to wear black, navy, or cordovan shoes instead of brown ones. They all look great with black pants.
I wanted to know what brands make good dark wash jeans with non-raw denim as you suggest? I have larger thighs and need the thigh measurement to be at least Preferably a grey one like this image on Pinterest. My teacher told me to dress in layers and to wear walking shoes. What do I do?!?!? If I where you I would have worn my most comfortable shoes preferably boots, but some wear sneakers and jeans or chinos.
Dressing in layer simply means to wear a t-shirt or button front shirt a sweater, and a jacket. That way you can remove or add layers depending on the weather rain or sun, cold or warm and when you transition between being indoors and outdoors.
Now my question is: Have I been on the totally wrong side of fashion in wearing jeans with Fila sports shoes? When it comes to fashion you can rarely be wrong, and there is a trend called Active Wear, which focuses on wearing more sporty clothes. So it all comes down to how you define your style.
I would say that dark brown shoes can be worn to dressy and casual occasions … … while tan shoes should only be worn to casual occasions. Black, dark brown, and burgundy are all nice colours to wear with dark jeans. Black derbies are best matched with black and dark blue jeans … … but light coloured and grey jeans also look good with them.
I usually suggest dark blue jeans with tan boots; or mahogany, teal blue, chocolate brown, or forest green chinos. The only pairing i could think of is a slim black Jeans a little distressed or a dark blue dry jeans. Other pants colour options are washed denim light grey and rose-brown, burgundy, blue-red, and dark greens with cold undertones such as spruce green and pine green.
I was hoping to wear these with a suit and nice jeans but maybe not after reading your article. What shoe would you recommend for business dress, maybe a navy suit, and nice dress jeans?
Kind of a go to shoe for most days. For a restaurant party, black derbies are ideal. They look dressy without being formal and pairs perfectly with jeans. He usually just wears jeans and a t-shirt and boat shoes. What would you recommend as an alternative to the boat shoes? The first options that come to my mind are: Or should I go for Louis Vuitton sneakers instead?
I was looking at some lighter colored denim and liked the look, but I was wondering what kind of shoes you would recommend? For lighter jeans, I would usually just wear my black derbies or sneakers … … however brown derbies and brogues are also a good match.
The brown boots are from Red Wing, they are called Blacksmith. The black boots are my Norwegian M77 military boots from when I served in the navy. For that outfit, I would have worn my dark jeans and black derbies, sneakers or brown Chelsea boots.
As the weather is always humid where I live, I feel that wearing them as my everyday college look is my best option. However, red, green, white, and lighter shades of blue are good loafer alternatives.
I would like your opinion on following: I am planning this attire — sky blue shirt with dark denim and paired with grey tuxedo so will the loafer look good on it? This is because, for formal outfits suits, tuxedos, etc. Usually, when wearing nothing more than a fitted t-shirt, I choose low-top sneakers blue or black. If derbies are your choice, you can wear an untucked dress shirt with its sleeves rolled up instead of a tee. Great info and have already gone through it twice.
I am all set to get a pair of Vans authentic for summers. It will be mostly a casual affair. However, I still have one doubt, I would like to know if wearing black jeans with a blue t-shirt or a dark-blue denim shirt could go with a couple of also dark blue sneakers, and if not, then what would you specifically recommend? I do have one question though. I really want to get a pair of tan wingtip boots think like the Sealls2 from Ted Baker.
I was wondering what I could wear them with in the fall and winter? When you mention tan wingtip boots, I immediately think of chinos and pressed trousers not dress pants. Dont really need to ask any questions as the answer I was looking for is given.
Comments and questions by others also added value. I live in northampton uk aka shoetown, so i will have a look around the factory shops tommorow trickers, barkers,loakes etc. Highly informative article — thank you.
Recently bought a pair of chocolate brown Chelsea boots. Any suggestions as to what to wear with these?
Ok this is a very well written article but my question is in regards to sneakers canvas shoes. I wear between a What is your advice? The perforation and the cap toe, in addition to that they are brown very nice and open lacing …. I have a question for you. I am a 22 year old medical student.
So I like to wear something which is niether to formal nor too casual. I prefer a plain coloured casual or formal shirt along with plain dark coloured denim. What I cannot figure out is what shoes should I go for. Please kindly suggest me the type of shoes along with the colour. If I where you, I would have worn either classic sneakers, leather loafers, derbies, or monkstraps.
A tip is to check out what your fellow students are wearing and choose a shoe from my list that approximates your class average. I was wondering if I could pull off wearing a dress shirt and tie with dark denims, and black bluchers or brown wingtips?
I was also thinking about wearing with a blazer, or some sort of sweater with that combo. Yes, you can definitively wear this. Both black and brown leather shoes coordinate with dark not black denim, so the choice is up to you. Adidas Porsche design sneakers in black, dark tapered jeans and nice shirts also sound like a very good combo.
In other words, I find that I can wear lace-up sneakers to more occasions than canvas slip-ons. For all my winter boots Chelsea, dress boots, and casual boots I always add an extra inlay sole of pure wool. First, regarding socks , the sockless look is usually best for loafers …. As for what to wear with grey loafers, most neutral coloured slacks not black or grey will do, like:. Any suggestions regarding DBs or alternatives? Any recommendations that front? For clubbing shoes, I usually wear black Derbies.
They will stand up to any dress code, they go with dark jeans, chinos, and dress pants, and look smart-casual and stylish. I have a question though, what colour Derby shoe would look great on both jeans and formal trousers? If you had said that you wanted Derbies to wear with dark jeans and NAVY dress pants, you would have had the option of choosing between both black and brown Derbies.
However, since brown looks best with navy, grey, and lighter coloured dress pants — like khaki and tan rather than black — I say drop brown and choose black instead. Black is just as versatile and can be used with all sorts of jeans, and black, navy, and grey dress pants. Your fashion material is very interesting, detailed and helpful, even to a guy in his 50s. I have been updating my wardrobe and trying to increase my fashion sense — which may or may not be undermined by my determination to bring back fedoras!
I am surprised you did not mention cowboy boots or similar boots — I like wearing a pair of brown Abilene cowboy boots — these are very plain — with black boot-type Wranglers — these seem to go with anything including a sport jacket sometimes.
But I like desert boots which brings up my one question — why are they so insanely expensive? My last pair were about that price and the soles wore off in just months! The soles were hollow — I think that is the issue in a lot of mid range shoes. Thanks, I plan to wear a black tapered Jean with a black Versace small studded slip on with monk type strap and buckle…will it work?
If I was to wear them myself, it would probably be to a party, a club, or some other smart casual event. I never really post comments, but I just had to say how well written and spot-on this is. I completely agree with Ivan! There is an amazing post! By the way, I usually buy shoes like here see more , if I can post a link, but it is quite important because that is an example of what I bought and how I combine them with jeans.
Sir,thanks for the article.. Purple shirt and tan Steve Madden shoes? I was wondering if chukkas, bucks, and boat shoes work well with plain one color t-shirts, or do I need a button up?
They are great together with jeans and shoes like chukkas, bucks derbies , and boat shoes. For those occasions, I generally swap it out with a button up, a polo shirt, or I wear something like a cardigan or blazer over the t-shirt. Thanks for the kind words! The brown hiking boots are my own Red Wing Blacksmith boots.
They are SUPER comfortable and they got even more comfortable once I inserted a woollen sole into them for warmth and got my shoemaker to glue on a rubber sole with extra grip for icy and snowy conditions.
I have actually purchased 3 pairs of boots. I have never owned boots previously due to the calf constraints. But now that I have lost the weight, I am able to enjoy most boots. I did get a pair of grey fake Uggs. I am in love with flat boots, which I feel really hit it big this year. Wearing sports shoes with jeans sends mixed signals. Making you look more like a dank dad than a great looking guy. There are two main types of dress shoes: Open-lacing Closed-lacing But, only one of these is recommended to wear with jeans.
The Best Toe Shapes The shape of the toe itself is also a thing to consider. Square and pointy dress shoes are too extreme for us to recommend. How to Decide on Brown or Black Shoes with Jeans As for color, you can wear black shoes with blue jeans and black shoes with black jeans.
Contrary, only wear blue jeans with brown shoes. What you need to do is: Open-lacing boots are perfect for this. Well, then our tip is always: Instantly Get in a Relaxed Mood with Boat Shoes The best thing about a day or week off, is not to have your boss breathing down your neck.
Possibly the Most Convenient Shoes to Wear With Jeans — Canvas Loafers How many times a day do you run short errands, fetch the mail, go to grab some take-out, or take out the trash? If this is your case, then canvas loafers might be your white knight. What shoes should you wear on the other days? Well, this is where the monkstraps come to the rescue. We distinguish between single- and double-buckle monkstraps.
The other side of the equation is the constant challenge of what shoes to wear with what pant style. In this updated article with shoes you can shop for online right now, we de-mystify the most flattering shoe-pant combinations. Here are shoe styles ranging from peep-toe booties to brogues, sandals to slip-ons, which can be combined with a number of pant styles. When selecting the right shoes, pairing ankle pants with high vamp shoes booties, loafers, etc. Whether flat, medium, or high-heeled, we certainly recommend trying a diversity of styles, as ankle pants tend to work well with a number of shoe styles.
Bootcut pants are one of the most versatile styles of pants. They look best when they almost touch the floor, yet do not completely cover the entire shoe. The epitome of chic comfort, boyfriend style pants look best with a cuff that hits at mid-calf. Though the pants can be loose and relaxed, you can create a well-tailored look by selecting a more structured flat or heeled shoe. Oxfords create an on-trend menswear inspired look and dress up the look.
We also recommend pointed toe flats and low key sneakers. The right fitting cropped flared pants should hit anywhere from mid-calf to right above your ankle bone.
Our top shoe selections are block heels, mules, ankle boots make sure your pants hit right at or below the top of the boots and pointed toe heels. If you go with boots for this look, a matching boot black-on-black, nude-on-nude, etc. Cropped wide leg pants like cropped flared pants are quite on trend this season.
Though they can be a challenge to style, the payoff for getting it right is great. The goal is to avoid adding more volume to your bottom. We definitely do not recommend wearing ankle straps with this pant style, as you can bring too much focus on one part of your body. Select more dainty looks, such as structured pointy toe pumps, a loafer, and minimal mules. The key to selecting the right pair of skinny leg pants is to remember that the less they bunch around the ankle, the easier it is to create a well-tailored look.
Go for a pair that hits right around or slightly above the ankle bone.
When selecting the right shoes, pairing ankle pants with high vamp shoes (booties, loafers, etc.) is the most flattering approach. Whether flat, medium, or high-heeled, we certainly recommend trying a diversity of styles, as ankle pants tend to work well with a number of shoe styles. I often receive questions on what color shoes to wear with what color pants. None of the questions are bad questions, sometimes it is hard to tell if things work together. So I have decided to make a chart to try to help all of us out. Click to see what the 13 shoes to wear with jeans look like. In this shoes with jeans guide, youʼll learn which shoes that will make you look good. navy pants, brown shoes). Those colors from head to toe should be the BEST MATCH. Also, I want to ask you the best match (pants, shirt) for a suede navy shoes. I have 2 pairs of these.