If you’ve been wondering whether Birkenstocks can look cool on a man, the answer is ‘absolutely YES’ – as long as you follow some simple style rules, that is. Nowadays, more and more male celebrities have been photographed wearing Birkenstocks on various occasions. Therefore, the footwear that was previously reserved for your dad’s wardrobe should pretty much be at the front of yours today.
Established back in the 1700s, Birkenstock has been delivering iconic shoes for years now, offering great orthopaedic experience and technical innovation to its customers. To help you out on the quest of finding the ideal pair of Birkenstocks for you and wear them as stylishly as possible, I’ve hunted down some of the hottest looks.
How to Wear Men’s Birkenstocks with Jeans?
If the idea of wearing jeans and sandals makes you think of wannabe trendy dads who are also eager to set their feet free in summer, rest assured that the latest designs of Birkenstock’s mens slide sandals couldn’t be any further from this. When it comes to wearing them with jeans, the first step is to always wear the sandals with a slim or skinny denim fit so that the jeans don’t engulf them, and of course, so that you avoid that dad look! Skinny jeans work perfectly well with Birkenstocks as they taper around the ankle, showcasing the sandals. If you decide to give this outfit idea a go, make sure you keep the rest of your outfit relatively casual.
Style tip: roll up the hems of your jeans to avoid too much bunching of the denim. Then, based on the colour of the jeans you own and most commonly wear, choose the best hue of Birkenstock sandals. If you’re not sure which one to go for, your best bet is choosing a light brown model as they’ll work well with white, blue and black denim.
Black Birkenstock Sandals & Black Jeans
Whether dressed up for an evening gathering or dressed down for a casual weekend look, black jeans are the ultimate go-to stylish choice for most men. Not only because they’re simple to wear and look great in most outfit combinations, but also because they project an effortlessly cool vibe. As such, it is good to have an idea of how to pair black jeans with Birkenstocks for that timeless, on-trend look. They are the smartest colour to wear with mens slide sandals. In this case, you can wear your sandals instead of the standard loafers – just make sure you opt for ankle grazer jeans whenever possible.
Birkenstocks & White Jeans
White denim is easier to style than you would expect. It is surprisingly versatile, can be worn on a variety of occasions and with different tops. When rocking your bold white jeans, your best bet is keeping things simple and sticking with classic styles and a minimalistic colour palette. White jeans and Birkenstocks are a match made in Heaven. Think warm summer nights, skinny white denim paired with dark brown Birkenstocks, and a dark navy jumper for that essential bit of layering when the temperature drops.
Birkenstocks & Chinos
If men could own just one pair of pants, I’m pretty sure that would be chinos. And that’s a pretty smart choice – from casual summer get-ups to business casual winter fits – chinos can do it all. And when it comes to pairing them with footwear, Birkenstock sandals are the ideal choice when it’s just too hot for jeans but still too cold for shorts. You can keep your outfit simple by wearing a tee or a polo shirt in a neutral tone. Or, you can add a red blazer when you want a serious colour pop.
Birkenstocks & Shorts
Birkenstocks are commonly known as holiday sandals that are mainly used to get you from the beach to the bar. Nevertheless, whenever you want a more grown-up feel to your summer outfit, you can swap your flip flops for some chunky Birkenstock Milano sandals and your jersey shorts with chino shorts. Every guy can pull off this outfit easily, plus it’s rather easy to mix it up with a quick change of T-shirt. For that ultimate finishing touch, add a straw hat.
Birkenstocks with Double Denim in Summer
Love it or hate it, the trend of wearing double denim is here to stay. Luckily, adding the proper accessories to your outfit can break up this monotonous look. For instance, pairing your denim shirt and shorts with a pair of Birkenstock Arizonas can add an extra dimension to your overall look. You can pull off this look either on your vacay or for a casual night out. For more of a street style look, you can go with vintage denim shorts, pair them with a scoop neck t-shirt and grey Birkenstocks. Nevertheless, keep in mind that this outfit isn’t for everyone -you’ll need to have at least a bit of muscle up top to pull it off with confidence.