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How to Wear Gray Jeans: Outfits for Guys

They're grrray!

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Nov 4 2019

While blue jeans are a classic, they aren’t quite right for every situation. Sometimes you need a chino. Sometimes the occasion calls for an actual trouser, and sometimes it’s that you need a jean that’s not blue. Black jeans are great, but gray jeans can be even better.

And I’m not talking about those, bedazzled on the butt monstrosities that became popular in the age of Ed Hardy. Sophisticated, un-distressed gray jeans have an elevated quality that you just can’t get with blue jeans. Consider them to be a great replacement for chinos in a casual workplace. And pssst, they work just as well out for a night on the town.

Below, five ways to wear gray denim

Gray denim is the perfect stand in when blue jeans just won’t do.


shirt: Gant | boots: Frye | glasses: Warby Parker

Wear it well: Keep things monochrome, but add a pop of color in your socks.


henley: Bonobos | mac jacket: River Island | Scarf: Black & Brown

Wear it well: Pair your spring jacket with winter accessories to get through in between weather days.


leather jacket: Belstaff (similar) | boots: Red Wing | wallet: COMME des GARÇONS

Wear it well: Make your leather jacket spring ready by pairing it with a white tee and a lighter wash pair of gray jeans.


sweatshirt: Todd Snyder | sneakers: Vans

Wear it well: Swap out your chinos for gray jeans to make an outfit feel more cool than casual.


bomber: Amazon (similar) | shoes: Alden | watch: Timex

Wear it well: For those who haven’t quite mastered the head-to-toe denim look, a chambray shirt with grey jeans is an easy first step.

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