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    Wearing black jeans that aren't jet-black anymore

    Do you guys have any thoughts on this?
    I got a pair of very well fitting black jeans, but they aren't quite as black as when I bought them. Here's a picture of them:
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    (Sorry, couldn't make the embed it for some reason)

    So what do you think? Is it OK to wear worn black jeans or should I discard them?

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    Go for it man. They look awesome; just.pair the with some slightly distressed Chelsea Boots, give the jeans a few turn ups, add a graphic tee and a blue denim jacket and you're away.

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    It looks fine, don't worry about it. Everything doesn't have to look brand new.

    As long as they don't look like they've been washed a hundred times and/or lose their fit, they're fine.

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    Thanks for reassuring me guys and thank you for the suggestion, Alex.
    Do you think they could work with black leather shoes, black Oxford shirt and black leather jacket?

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    The all black look is brilliant when done right and I think that your suggestion would work fine as long as the black leather shoes aren't shiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex James Hardy View Post
    The all black look is brilliant when done right and I think that your suggestion would work fine as long as the black leather shoes aren't shiny.
    I do have a rather nice pair that aren't shiny, but I seem to have misplaced them... I have no idea where they are. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex James Hardy View Post
    The all black look is brilliant when done right and I think that your suggestion would work fine as long as the black leather shoes aren't shiny.
    I don't know that I've ever seen an all-black look done right, but maybe I'm just biased against black (I don't like how it looks on me...washes out my pale skin, maybe). I think the jeans themselves look fine, but if you want to wear black shoes and a black jacket, I would try something different with the shirt and socks. If you don't like color too much, how about a medium grey button-down shirt (or a T in the same color), and grey/black patterned socks?


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    Thanks for the suggestion, Matt. I've got a grey polo that I think looks good with the jeans and jacket.
    I do like color, but I find it difficult to pair with black...

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    Why not try blue, monochrome or muted colours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex James Hardy View Post
    Why not try blue, monochrome or muted colours?
    I would also fully support these options. With black shoes, jeans, and a jacket, you can do just about anything. Similar colored shirt/socks, neutral shirt/colored socks, or contrasting shirt/socks if you're a little adventurous (with at least one of them being muted...bright yellow shirt and bright purple socks are a no-no, but I would do a mustard shirt and purple socks...assuming I wasn't ever taking the jacket off).

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