How to Dress up Jeans: Fashion for Short Men

How Men’s Jeans Should Fit

The first step to dressing up jeans is to make sure they fit correctly. You want to make sure your waist size is snug enough for you to not need a belt, but loose enough for a finger or two to fit in between your hip and waistline. You also want to make sure that the inseam is the correct length for you. We recommend between no break and just one full break in your jeans.

When it comes to the cut of your jeans, we suggest wearing a slim fit for most men. Slim fit jeans have balanced proportions. They hug your thighs without being constricting, and they taper down your leg to give you a slimmer look.

For more in-depth advice on how men’s jeans should fit, feel free to read our guide to jeans for short men.

How to dress up men’s jeans: color coordination

The color of your jeans should match the occasion. For example, dark-wash jeans are more formal and should be worn to places that are business casual attire at the least. On the other hand, lighter wash jeans are typically less formal and should be worn to casual occasions. These insights regarding color should help you narrow down your choices, as this is the first step to color coordination.

In general, we recommend coordinating jeans with neutral colors. But rules are meant to be broken, so we don’t expect you to follow these rules to a tee. There isn’t a wrong approach to color coordinating off of your choice in jeans, but we do recommend you follow a system. For example, if you base your system off of the color, then when you wear blue jeans (any shade), you’ll know you can wear white, tan, grey, etc. And if you decide to wear a dark shade of blue, like indigo jeans for example, you can add an extra layer of complexity to your decision making process. 

Dressing up Jeans: Pairing with button-down shirts

One of the most common ways to dress up jeans is by wearing a button-down shirt. This is a common business casual outfit, and it’s versatile enough to take you from the office to the bar.

Whether you wear dark or light wash jeans, there’s a button-down shirt that pairs well with them. 

How to Dress up Jeans for Men: Pairing with sweaters

Another element you can add to dressing up your jeans is wearing a sweater. Whether it’s a merino wool sweater or a chunky knit sweater, adding this extra layer elevates your look. 

For more formal occasions, we recommend wearing a button-down underneath your sweater for good measure. 

The Ash & Erie Jeans Collection

Thoughtfully crafted jeans for short men

When we set out to make a better jean for short men, we had to start completely from scratch. We worked with an expert designer, fit our samples on hundreds of shorter men, and worked with dozens of mills and manufacturers to redesign the perfect pair of jeans for men of a shorter height. Our goal is to put your tailor out of business (just kidding).

Our Collection of Jeans for Short Men:

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