Buying denim is often a study in practicality. You’ve probably seen your favorite men’s magazines and websites touting the rise of indigo and/or dark jeans, but let’s talk about indigo’s distant cousin: black denim. Black jeans should be a staple in every guy’s wardrobe for both their universal appeal and functionality for everyday wear. I don’t splurge often but I would advocate saving up and purchasing a quality pair that will last you years. It’s easy to consider black jeans a throwaway staple, but wouldn’t you rather spend $200 every 5 years instead of $60-$100 every year?
When I was in Los Angeles last month, I popped by Nordstrom and bought this pair of ‘luxe performance’ black denim from 7 For All Mankind. They’re under $189 and couldn’t be more comfortable; the inside of the jean feels like soft cashmere. As an aside, if you haven’t been in Nordstrom lately I’d strongly suggest stopping by and perusing their amazing stock of premium denim. (I also picked up a pair of Hudsons in a light wash!)
Black denim is and always will be a serious staple for my week; I can wear them with practically anything and they camouflage the small stains I acquire running all over the City. If you don’t own a pair of black jeans, you’re seriously missing out!
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Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.