The Very Best in Colored Denim
Photograph by Greg Broom - Styling by Stefan Wiklund for Art Department

Best Colored Jeans (and How to Wear Them)

Colored jeans have transitioned from sherbet pastels to hues you actually want to wear. The new fall-friendly tones – earthy grays, dark greens, and browns – are easy to pull off and more interesting than dark denim. Why? Many eschew the conventional method of manufacturing garments from pre-dyed fabric, and are, instead, dyed after they're constructed. The resulting jeans are so inky and soft, you'll want to wear them out of the store – unlike the raw three-year-old jeans you're still trying to break in. Look for jeans with a slim, straight cut; the brighter the pants, the more neutral your shirt should be. Last, match your shoes: Pair boots with military-green jeans, or brogues with something vibrant.

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