Is denim the new dress pant?

Is denim the new dress pant?

Not exactly, but five-pocket fashion, by which we mean the jean cut, is taking up more space in every guy’s wardrobe. Granted, we believe wholeheartedly in the suit for a variety of circumstances from a job interview to the big-time business office, your graduation or wedding. But our desk-to-dinner existence in 2017 has created a wonderful new world of business casual that draws inspiration from the past, yet looks and feels appropriate for the modern guy.

For us, it’s all about taking the best of traditional menswear (a suit jacket or sport coat, sometimes a shirt and tie, and always leather shoes or boots) and putting those elements together with a pair of contemporary five-pocket pants, whether denim or luxe fabric. It’s something completely new for men’s style—a comfortable outfit that projects elegance and authority (even in dressing down) and will elevate your style from bottoms to top.

Here’s how we like to see it.

Minimalist style is always cool when you pair dark-rinse skinny jeans with a rich burgundy crew and grey suit jacket

A study in contrasts: Faded jeans relax a traditional dark-plaid sport coat and timeless sterling-grey T-neck

Dark sport coat, sport shirt and luxury sneaks work well with dark-rinse denim for the office

Urban cool: Funky teal-blue denim with an open-necked sport shirt, sport jacket and leather paddock boots

A blanket-plaid sport jacket, dress shirt and wool V-neck amp-up distressed denim

A blue-brown two-tone Tattersall check jacket lends sophistication to grey denim and a rugged brown sweater

A shirt, tie and tweed topcoat add something extra to a pair of mid-vintage blues

The richness of layers: A goes-with-everything blue blazer, traditional checked shirt, zip-front sweater and mid-rinse jeans

Grey feathered-tweed, five-pocket jeans with a camel sport coat, polo shirt and matching belt present a polished look