What He Wears: Jeans

August 31, 2010

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What He Wears: Jeans

By AnnMarie Proudfoot

Just like us ladies, jeans are also a stable part of men’s wardrobes. For both guys and girls, jeans can tend to be a flippant purchase because we have been buying jeans for so long we think we have it nailed. And in case you missed it, here’s the ladies guide to how to choose the perfect pair.

But styles change, body shapes alter and a re-vamp at your old favourites may be in order.  With this in mind I thought we could give our guys a few hints and tips on choosing the right pair to look good in this season.

I know for some guys the whole process from first sight to stuffing the receipt in the bag can take about 10 minutes! Although figuring out what suits them may take a little longer at first, when they find the best pair for their shape they can then go back to the 10 minute purchases. So let’s get down to brass tacks.

Firstly they need to keep three things in mind – The Fit (how the jeans sit on the body) The Cut (the shape of the jeans) and The Wash (the colour and finish).  Having the focus on these three elements, combined with the knowledge of their body type, the result should be a pretty flawless one.

Tall and Lean

If your man has been blessed with a great physique they have a few style options to choose from. The straight cut will show off this great physique to its best. The bootleg shape is also good particularly if they are wider on the hips as it will balance out their shape.

They can also opt for the wide leg jeans but really only recommended for casual wear, as their physique won’t fill them out completely. As a result, the overall look of baggy jeans works best with tees and runners.

Slim and Slender

If he wants to achieve the ‘Iggy Pop look’ then his slim physique is good for this style.  If however he would prefer a more regular fit, a slightly flared cut will give good balance to his slender frame. If he (or you!) would like the illusion of a bit more meat on the rear, choose styles with bulky pockets.
Advice him against wide leg styles as a slender frame can tend to look a bit lost in this style.

Sporty Athletic

A loose fit jean works best for the sporty athletic body as it gives shape to their muscular shape without over emphasising it. Tighter styles tend to make him appear over-bulky.  If he would like to show his rear off a bit more, back pockets that are small and far apart work well as it gives a defined shape.

Heavy Build

Wide leg styles also work really well for this physique. If there‘s a little more of your man to love, then this style will help conceal love handles and a wide waist.  Ensure the fit is not too baggy as this will make him appear larger than he is. Large back pockets that are close together will give the illusion of a smaller rear.

So give him a little nudge to get out there and shop for a great pair of jeans this season (print off this guide perhaps?), and while he’s at it, throw in a pair for you to boot!  And if he finds the crème de la crème of jeans, encourage him to buy two pairs! With a pair in dark and medium wash he’ll be covered for lots of looks.

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