Yes, You Can Wear White Denim

Give your favorite beat-up jeans a day off by trying a pair in white instead. Unlike uptight yachting-club pants, white or off-white jeans are easy and approachable. Navy blazer not required.

AG Adriano Goldschmied ($156), True Religion Brand Jeans ($172), DKNY Jeans ($70), GUESS ($128), G-Star ($230). Photograph by Brad Bridgers

Give your favorite beat-up jeans a day off by trying a pair in white instead. Unlike uptight yachting-club pants, white or off-white jeans are easy and approachable. Navy blazer not required. Courtney Colavita

Cut: Avoid any jeans that could be referred to as tighty whities. They should skim your legs—not constrict them.

Inseam: A little extra length is fine as long as it doesn't result in too much bunching around the ankles.

Stitching: These jeans are best left as a blank canvas. The less obvious the back-pocket detailing the better.

Pockets: You're already circumventing tradition by wearing white jeans. Stick with the basic five-pocket model.

Color: Unlike your blue jeans, which look better the more you wear them, white jeans require a high standard of maintenance. Remember, they should be white, not beige. So become acquainted with bleach.

How to Wear Them: Stefano Gabbana, one half of the duo behind Dolce & Gabbana and D&G, says that white jeans aren't "difficult to comprehend," since they're a variation on an article of clothing every guy is familiar with. Pair them with a trim polo and leather belt for a polished, fuss-free look.

Polo shirt ($195), jeans ($315), and belt ($265) by D Polo shirt ($165), jeans ($315), and belt ($240) by D Polo shirt ($165), jeans ($275), and belt ($510) by D&G. Photograph by Tina Tyrell

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