You try your best to coordinate your jeans, T-shirts and jackets so why would you then fall at the last hurdle? A pair of shoes can really make or break your outfit so it’s worth putting the effort in to learn the basics. Read more Men's Style Guide features and check out our Store.
What Shoes To Wear With JeansWe often don’t give as much thought to our shoes as we should do before grabbing any pair and running out of the house. For moments like this, it’s good to know which type of shoe you should be reaching out for to make sure you’re looking great from head to toe no matter how rushed you are. There are plenty of options when it comes to pairing men’s shoes with jeans, from sneakers and loafers to boots or brogues. The key lies in the colour, style and material of the shoe.
What Colour Shoes To Wear With Grey JeansThe colour of your shoes makes all the difference. Know how to choose the right colour for a classic, sporty, stylish or casual look.
Black Shoes with JeansBlack and grey is a classic combination, and depending on the type of shoe, can be very sartorial and business like. So generally speaking, black shoes go better with dark grey jeans as they look smarter and make less of a dramatic contrast than pairing them with light grey. Alternatively, if you’re going for a more casual look or you're wearing fairly light coloured grey jeans, you can opt for a black trainer. You could also try turning up the cuffs of your jeans to show a bit of ankle, resulting in a less dramatic contrast between lighter greys and black.
Brown Shoes with Jeans
Brown shoes are surprisingly versatile. The deep, rich brown tones go well with almost any colour of trouser and are far easier to match than black shoes. In terms of grey jeans, dark brown goes best with dark grey whereas light brown goes best with light grey, fairly simple right. Whether you choose loafers, boots or brogues, every man should own a good pair of smart brown shoes.
Blue Shoes Grey JeansFollowing what seems to be the general rule when it comes to jean and shoe colour, dark blue shoes go best with dark grey and light blue works well with light grey. However, when it comes to blue we can make one exception, dark blue also pairs nicely with light grey. Try to choose a blue with a hint of grey in its colour rather than pure blue to really make the shoes complement your jeans well - in other words, a blue that looks sort of faded in its tone. Blue suede tends to go quite well with grey jeans for a smart look whereas canvas sneakers work great for that casual look.
Grey Shoes Grey Jeans
This is a trickier look to pull off, as you don't want your outfit to look completely washed out. So as long as you make sure the shades of grey are significantly different, you should be OK. It’s best to avoid a grey T-shirt in this case, as you don’t want to end up looking like a stone gargoyle. Sneakers or suede shoes are the way to go with this style.