Jeans are a wardrobe staple for everyone – they’re the most versatile piece of clothing you probably own but as we all know they can be a nightmare to shop for.
Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh recently cried her way through a programme about finding the perfect pair of jeans and we can all empathise as it can be hard to find the perfect fit.
Spare a thought then for all the guys out there who don’t have half as much choice as us and are unlikely to ask the changing room assistant if they look ok.
There are a few things to consider when buying mens jeans. The first thing to think about is when you’re going to be wearing them – if you’re normally suited and booted for work then you have unlimited choice as to what you can wear at home and at the weekends, those with a casual workplace however, need to put a bit more thought into what is acceptable for work if you’ll be wearing them everyday.
The next thing to think about is the wash of the jeans, or to put it simply, the colour. Original blue jeans should be a wardrobe staple because they are so versatile. Slightly faded jeans give that ‘lived in’ look and should be one for outside the office but you can dress them up for a night out with a crisp shirt. Dark denim is probably the smartest option – you can dress it up with a shirt or blazer for the office or team with a tee and leather jacket for a smart weekend look.
Another thing to consider is the fit of the jeans. Mens jeans come in a surprisingly large variety these days and you can get slim, bootcut, straight, relaxed, classic, and standard fits which can be confusing for those shop adverse men out there.
Straight leg and bootcut fits are the most versatile and can work as casual or smart options. The only way to figure out which fit is best for you however, is to try them on and see. If you’re unsure about one style, try some others to see how they compare.
Men tend to carry things in their pockets so give the jeans a test in store – can you fit your wallet, phone and keys in them? Make sure you’re also not flashing the flesh when you bend over – and if you do have a bit of a builders bum then grab a belt from the shop and see if this rectifies the problem, if not then rule them out.
Buying mens jeans is never going to be an easy task and the majority of men would rather not spend hours shopping and trying jeans on, but if you keep these tips in mind you should be able to find the perfect pair of jeans for you.'