Ignore bottoms with whiskers, heavy fading and all of those other bells and whistles. You want something that’s clean, sleek and dark. Armani’s Straight Leg Jeans ($95) in dark wash have the same effect as black. Plus, it matches virtually everything.
Or go for a pair of Gap 1969 Standard Fit Jeans ($69.95) in asphalt grey. They're a clean, straight-leg pair of jeans that are a great alternative to the classic blue denims. They're also available in big and tall sizes.