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Forget everything you think you know about white jeans and the countless reasons you’re telling yourself you’d never be able to pull off the look. We’re here to catch you up to speed on the recent state of white denim and teach you how to nail the challenging trend. For starters, the no-go after Labor Day is a rule of the past, replaced now by 365 days worth of opportunity, so long as they’re styled correctly. The best news is that they can be paired with many of the items you already have in your closet, so you won’t have to do much to get this look started.

6 Tips for How to Wear White Jeans for Men:

Slim Fit: A white pair of jeans should never be oversized, roomy or lose. Be sure to choose a slim fit cut with no excess fabric around the ankle. The hem should sit right above the shoe – tailor if needed.

Keep it Clean: The key to this pant is it’s sharpness. Just as it is with your dress shirts, white must always be white. Be sure to wash after every wear to maintain cleanliness.

Neutrals: In terms of top options, neutrals always pair well with other neutrals and are a safe, go-to option. Navy, grey, blacks and tans always work well with white denim.

On the Top: In terms of the upper half of your body, the options are quite endless. There isn’t anything that we would rule out when deciding how to pair these pants. A simple tee is an easy throw on, a thin knit sweater makes things a bit dressier, and a blazer or sport coat gives a very refined and stylized look. Play around with what you own.

Double Denim: We love denim on denim pairings, when done properly they always look smart and sexy. Opt for a light to medium wash denim button down shirt to add contrast to the white jeans.

Footwear Pairings: We like to keep things clean and simple with less going on in the footwear department than more. Compliment your look with a simple desert boot, tan loafer, white tennis shoe or brown brogues. Stick to classics.

To get you started we’ve pulled together references of some very stylish gentleman who know how to wear white jeans with ease. Scroll down for inspiration.  

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