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Dark denim for the man in your life

Dark denim takes the standard jeans to a dressier level. Whether it’s for casual Fridays at the office or for date night, dark denim elevates a jeans look from casual to cool. Plus, dark denim is available in the cuts, styles and washes he loves. Look for the hippest cuts and colors of dark denim for the man in your life this holiday season.


Straight legged

One of the more formal cuts, a straight legged dark denim trouser is the perfect gift for the guy who likes to dress up his denim. A straight legged pant in a dark wash is versatile, which makes it an easy gift for the denim-loving guy.



Possibly the most popular style, standard bootcut jeans are a staple for any guy. In a dark wash, these jeans look fresh and modern. If you’re feeling generous, give several in a range of washes to round out his denim wardrobe.


Relaxed fit

For the casual guy, pick a relaxed fit jean in a dark denim. Pair it with a button-down shirt for a pulled together look, or a graphic tee for a weekend look. A slouchy, relaxed fit is the perfect gift pairing for a cozy pullover sweater or cool, vintage T-shirt.



A skinny fit isn’t for every guy. But, if you have a hipster on your list, a slim fit in a dark wash makes a great gift. To keep the look simple and modern, choose a denim that doesn’t have a lot of additional elements like distressing or whiskers. Instead, opt for a monotone wash to keep the look fresh.



In addition to varied hues, you can choose from different forms of distressing. While scuff marks and little holes work for a younger guy, light whiskering or faded patches are appropriate for all ages. Remember that distressing makes the pant more casual, even if you choose one in a dark wash. If your guy likes to wear denim to work on casual Fridays, avoid distressing.


Denim shirt

Yes, they’re back — and cooler than ever. A denim shirt looks more modern than the ’80s iterations when it comes in a dark, practically black, wash. Just don’t let the man in your life pair it with jeans in the same wash or hue!

Varied hues

Dark denim comes in a variety of hues. Whether your man prefers the traditional navy blue, modern black or something in between, there is a dark wash or dark finish in the cut he prefers.

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