Are Black Jeans for Men in Style?

The answer is yes! Just because bright colors for pants are on trend for men doesn’t mean you should ever ignore basic black. Black jeans for men can be styled in so many different ways – rocker, hipster, biker, formal, classic, pretty much anything except for preppy. Black jeans are in style for men, as long as you like to add some edge to your look.

There are number of different black washes available out there. In addition to the classic deep black, there is seemingly waterproof and shiny waxed finish, raw denim known as selvedge, and distressed touches. The finish is up to your particular taste. There is a fit for everyone now – from skinny to slim to straight leg or bootcut.

There are only three thing to remember when buying black jeans. One, jeans should never fit perfectly in the dressing room. They stretch up to a full size during the first 30 wears, so always go for a size down. Two, look for well-made construction and details for jeans that will stand the test of time. And last, nothing with ridiculous patterns on the back pockets. You’re not a tween girl.


  1. AG ‘Matchbox’ Slim Fit Jeans in Coated Black – Classic color with a modern slim fit.
  2. Naked and Famous SkinnyGuy Black Power Stretch – or for something leather-like, check out their waxed black jeans.
  3. UnBranded Skinny Fit Black Selvedge – The popular raw denim for a dark grey effect.
  4. Paige Denim Coated Slim Fit Jeans in Oil Slick – A slightly distressed and lightly coated finish.

Wondering what to wear with black jeans? There are lots of easy looks. All black, especially topped with a leather jacket. Denim colors on top work well in the form of a chambray shirt or worn jean jacket. Then there’s black jeans topped with a fitted white tee or classic stripes. Or use the black as an anchor with a bold graphic tee or bright color. For more formal looks, pair designer black jeans with a blazer.

On the bottom there are even more options. Black looks great with tan leather shoes  or updated desert boots. And of course, you can never go wrong with Jack Purcell Converse in black or white.