“The End of the Skinny Jean” seemed to solidify through tweets and blog comments that skinny jeans are definitely out.
The beginning of the post mentioned that Part 2 would focus on highlighting the “perfect” (fit may have been a better choice of words) pair of jeans for guys, and that’s what we’ll do today.
It seems as though most people aren’t a fan of guys in skintight jeans, but they also aren’t in favor of baggy jeans. I’d like to go a little left of the happy medium and suggest that the perfect pair of jeans is closer to the slim fit category.
The jeans should have a little breathing room in the thighs and be tapered as they go down the legs. While we’re at it, let’s do away with really long pockets – that doesn’t do anyone’s butt any good (Read “Two Tips for Making Your But look Better in Jeans).
The tricky part with finding a style that fits this description is that most brands get the thighs wrong.
A Close Example
For me personally, the closest pair that I’ve found that fits this description (and works for me) is the 7 For All Mankind Austyn (seen above).
The pair I’m wearing in this photo has had a healthy number of wears and probably aren’t quite as fitted as they were when originally purchase (or after being freshly washed).
They fit really well up top and down the thighs, but they aren’t quite as tapered as I’d like towards the bottom. If 7 could somehow tighten up the fit below the knee (reduced by 1.5 inches or so) they would be perfect.
I’ve had multiple pairs of Austyn’s and think they are by far the best option I’ve found thus far (speaking from the non skin and bones perspective).
Have I tried on every pair of jeans out there? No, but I’ve tried on a lot of jeans and can confidently say that most brands have a very hard time making the thighs loose enough, but still maintaining an all around fitted look.
Until I find Slim Fit 2.0, the Austyn will continue to be my go-to pair of jeans. Click here to pick up the 7 For All Mankind Austyn’s for $189 (worth every penny!).