By Joseph DeAcetis Published: October 15, 2023
Stylelujo.com picks the best denim for men to who want to achieve that everyday look. And, if you anything like our team of fashion editors, you’ll be excited to find that there’s hybrid denim offerings that’ll be just right to upgrade your wardrobe.
Searches for ‘washed out denim’ skyrocket 133% as fashion experts reveal the six biggest men’s fashion trends for Fall
- Washed out denim is the most popular menswear trend of the season, surging 133% in searches after Travis Kelce is spotted in a double denim ensemble.
- Denim jackets are the second most popular menswear item for fall, with a 70% increase in Pinterest searches this past month.
- Trench coats are also popular, with a 60% increase in monthly searches.
Research carried out by fashion experts at BoohooMAN has revealed the most popular fall fashion items for men, by examining the rise in monthly searches on Pinterest. When searching for the most popular menswear trends, 40 different search terms were used, which included various color variations of clothing items.
Washed out denim – 133% in monthly Pinterest searches
Pinterest searches have skyrocketed in the past three months, spiking at the end of September by 133% for washed out denim. Faded denim jackets and jeans have risen in popularity, in particular after Travis Kelce, NFL star and new boyfriend of Taylor Swift, was spotted wearing a double denim, blue and cream ensemble.
Styling double denim can seem daunting, however a matching set has proven to be particularly popular in recent months. Starting out with more neutral colours, such a greys or blacks is a safer option however, a washed-out denim look can offer a vintage feel that is timeless.
Although I’ve written about denim for several decades, something of great interest is happening this FW 23/24 season. Today, the best jeans for men are just as comfortable as they are stylish. That being determined, the best jeans are made with stretch yet, still guarantee a classic look and feel. Additionally, jeans today are required to be versatile and offer fits that complement your body type.
Embellish Copper (Straight) Denim – This blue wash jean is the embodiment of classic style and modern comfort. $100 USD
Sunglasses by Randolph – ARCHER – GUNMETAL & AMERICAN GRAY $279.00
And even though there is no shortage of brands entering into the hybrid denim arena, no one does it better than entrepreneur Chris Ngo who continues to distinguish his denim brands by developing the best fits, materials and constructions that are suitable for all lifestyles. After testing various denim options from his brands, the Embellish Copper (Straight) Denim came out on top. It is rugged, super-versatile and, with a specific fade and worn in look at first wear, this style delivers a put together look that is mucho sexy and mobility friendly enough to take you from day wear to date night.
In short, denim’s new arrivals are designed to fit the comfort and style needs and have a bonus of social impact -thanks to efforts to develop sustainable textile, manufacturing, and even shipping methods.
Classic Slim Fit Denim Jeans Price in US dollars: $118
Brooks Brothers Over Plaid Flannel Shirt. Price in US dollars: $128
Today, Denim brands are designing more creatively for cuts, colors, and washes. This is excellent news for consumers looking for jeans unique to their style and fit needs. And although Brooks Brother’s has never been one known for unconventional designs, they have always been ahed of the curve when it comes to innovation. This season Brooks Brothers classic slim fit denim jeans come in the form of soft and cozy flannel shirts worn with flattering denim silhouettes that have an unmatched fit of comfort and style.
Abercrombie & Fitch:
Athletic Straight Jean– The Abercrombie & Fitch athletic straight jeans in their signature stretch fabric and a relaxed-fit silhouette, that’s straight through the leg, with extra room through the hip and thigh and tapered toward the ankle with refined details for a more athletic build. Features a dark wash and frayed hem.
My advice is to take the bull by the horns and find the right pair(s) of denim for you. I think you should do this by trying different fits, fabrics, and styles. When exploring on-trend jeans for the FW23/24 season, remember to shop for high-rise denim styles. And, if you really want to take ahead of the curve chances, go with pleated waists. For example, The Abercrombie & Fitch athletic straight jeans are fitted at the top and fluid on the legs, these workwear style and relaxed fit denim jeans (wide and loose through the hip and thigh) have a flowy silhouette with on trend youthful appeal and work well for athletic builds—big thighs are welcome to give them a try. Regarding comfort, our team of experts at stylelujo.com found that the selects below contour to a man’s frame but with an added dose of technical advancements that make it perfect for today’s active lifestyle.
Jack of Spades:
Jack Of Spades – Fit Comfort Stretch Denim $205
Just as you’d expect from Jack of Spades, the brand offers one of the most comfortable jeans on the market today for men who demand comfort and flexibility.
The fall-winter 23/24 style trend remains strong, with wide-leg and cargo jeans – taking the lead. With Western looks rising, data predicts boot-cut and wide-leg will become increasingly popular.
James Dark Blue Supermove- These contemporary pants have a tailored, narrow fit through the hip, thigh, and leg opening and are finished in a rich, indigo wash for a versatile and sophisticated look you can dress up or down. Cut from luxuriously soft and comfortable denim, these maintain their flawless silhouette and easy-to-wear appeal wear after wear.
Shirt by UNTUCKit Wrinkle-Free Performance Short-Sleeve Mavrud Shirt $105
I recently had the privilege to produce and style a FW 23/24 denim shoot with male model Luca La Via in East Hampton, NY. To add even more good vibes, to the denim shoot, we packed up the selected denim brands, photo equipments and the crew and set off on a labyrinth taking us from post rain soaked (mosquito infested) marshy grassland to break for cover and feed a hungry crew at the famous seafood hotspot Lobster Roll, a retro styled seafood shack prized for its classic hot and cold lobster rolls, and then, we spent a lot of time in and around the water chasing the endless point breaks and East Hampton surf and dunes. Indeed, the denim stood the test of time- for consumer’s who embrace the luxurious yet, rugged life on the go.
Lobster Roll $37.00The Lobster Roll affectionally known as LUNCH, is a retro styled seafood shack that continues to embrace its beginnings as a seafood hot spot for East End visitors. It is the perfect place on the South Fork for day trippers and summer vacationers alike to stop for lunch, dinner and even just cocktails.
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Read on for our tested and expert-recommended picks of the best denim for men today.
Producer/ Style Director: Joseph DeAcetis
Photographs by Macrae Marran
Photo & Style Associate Agata Drogowska
Hair & Makeup: Stetson Bryan
Special Thanks: Q Model Management