The Best Skinny Jeans for Men
So you’re thinking about skinny jeans? Oh, or your already into them but want tighter ones, or want to find and try out a new pair? Skinny jeans are a cool fad that has been around since the 50′s. Tons of people have put these on, and you don’t have to be a rockstar to wear them. There are very split opinions about skinny jeans on men, and be weary of this. To pull these off your gonna have to have legs, some money to burn, and most of all confidence. If you don’t have confidence in how you look in these things, you won’t look good no matter what, and you’ll be uncomfortable! It’s important to be confident in your decision to wear skinny jeans. Simply because it’ll look really good, so long as you pick the right fit and size.
I don’t know what you want specifically, no one can answer that question except you, but here’s some things that I think you should keep in mind:
There are many types of legs, and skinny jeans. Some people can easily pull them off, some people have to put some work into it; but as long as you like how you look in these things, it shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks.
Don’t count out slim jeans, sometimes they can be the best fit!
A lot of people get caught up in trying to find the tightest pants possible. Sometimes, this isn’t always a good idea.
There are many things that affect the tightness of your pants. The cut, the material, the leg opening, the list goes on and on. Some things you should keep in mind about your pants to get a better idea of how tight pants are before you try them on are:
Leg Opening This determines the taper of the leg, and is also one of the easiest ways to tell. Usually anything from 14 inches and up is a pretty big leg opening (Dillon Skinny), but anything under 12 inches will probably be really tight (Levi’s 510′s).
Material will have effect everything about the pants. 100% cotton tight pants will not be comfortable, I assure you. They will also stretch weirdly but stay tighter longer. Usually, depending on how tight you want your pants to be, get at least 12% spandex, or stretch. Most slim jeans have 1%, while tight pants can have anything from 23% (but watch out for ones that have no stretch). Girls pants have a lot more, they have some spandex, but are mostly Lycra (what your socks are made of), making them super tight, stretchy, and comfortable.
Sizing will greatly affect the tightness. If you get slim jeans with a slightly smaller than normal waistline, they’re going to be tighter than you’d expect. Same goes for larger waistlines. Read sizing charts and measure yourself, then gauge whether you want tighter or looser pants than described. Then order up or down depending on what you want. You typically wanna stay within one waist size of your normal size.
Thank you for relying. I didn’t expect you to go to so much trouble, but it is certainly appreciated.
You have given me lots of food for thought. I think I prefer the longer baggier tops (they conceal things a little better!) and I have a far from perfect body.
I am from the UK (if you hadn’t aleady guessed) so if there shopping links I can suggest (sorry super tight jeans only) please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Once again, sincere thanks (and I’m not the only one who buys girls skinny jeans!)
Thanks for a great guide. I am really into skinny jeans and found that that the girls jeans seem to fit be better than the mens ones!. Recently I have purchased a pair of girls polyester/elastaine mix super skinny jeans, needless to say they are super tight (more like leggings) but look really good and because they stretch so much are very comfortable. Not had the confidence to wear them out yet though!
Would appreciate any advice you could give as to what to wear with them. I certainly don’t need anything else feminine, but don’t want to go to the other extreme.
Just an anon passing through. Great guide. Skimmed through but think I’ll give it a thorough read after my shower. I personally just started venturing into the “slim/skinny” territory. I’m really trying to make sure I don’t fall into the “manchild/teen” look with my fits.
Today I bought some Rude jeans from hot topic. Amazing fit. I’m a bit hefty with a 36″ waist. Lots of hip room and they definitely get skinny at the legs. I’ve actually managed to tuck them comfortably into my boots, all laced/zipped up.
The other pair I bought are from the “Neoblue” brand. Bought at a swap meet for $25 total. Very tight for a guy like me (again, 36″ waist, 5’7′ish, 190lbs). They’re definitely not skinny but do count as “slim”. After wearing them for about a minute, it’s not too hard to ignore the tight waist. Hard to find any info on the brand it seems.
I wouldnt increase the length. As far as waist size. It really depends, if you want tighter pants then go for a smaller waist size, and vice versa, but if your normal waist size is already tight, go up a size. It also helps to try on/check sizing charts, because sizing differs a lot between stores. Depending on the look your going for, you might like tapered jeans too. Theyre really tight in the calves, but loose in the thigh/waist, so theyre good for sagging. Hot Topic also has a few jeans called “Drop Waist Skinny Jeans” which might work, but I’ve never tried them. Personally, I stick to my normal waist size even though I sag a bit. Then again I don’t have much of a difference to worry about lol (take that into consideration)
It’s all about pushing the envelope, confidence. If you have the right legs not broom pole thin, or work out bulged, but a bit of shape, then get the tightest your confidence level will stand. For me there is nothing to match girls super tight with a bit of stretch 1 3% whatever or Topman Sprayons. They show off this leg shape to the best advantage. I find them extremely comfortable. No, I’m not gay at all, but I like edgy, dodgy style and skin tight jeans fit right in. But you have to complete the picture. You can’t wear tight jeans without the footware to compliment otherwise you look half dressed. Thick sole creepers or chelsea boots with a cuban heel for a bit of smartness and of course a perfecto biker jacket, popped collar, and dare I say it, with some studs (a lot)!!.