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The Best Jeans For Your Body

the best jeans for your body The Best Jeans For Your Body

You know the pair. It’s the same pair you reach for when you’re going to walk the dog. The same pair you put on when you’re getting ready for that big date.

They’re your trusted, go-to jeans and the reason why there are two big holes in both legs of your them is not because you willingly put them there as an homage to the 90’s.

You know that deep down, you’re really dreading to get a new pair because shopping, especially jean shopping, is far worse than sitting through another screening of The Notebook.

Before you bust out that bowl of popcorn and get out the tissues, EveryGuyed wants to let you know that with our help, shopping for jeans doesn’t have to cause you to run away in fright.

Fits

No, ‘fits’ does not mean when you try on your first pair of jeans and they fit, you should buy them. Fit describes the multiple types of jeans there are on the market – wide leg, boot-cut etc.

There are four different types of fits: boot cut (close fit with a slight flare towards the bottom), relaxed or wide fit (loose-fitting from waist to bottom), slim fit (tapered but not form fitting), and straight cut (neither tapered nor excessively loose).

Unfortunately, not every fit will look flattering on you, and it’s more of a “knowing what your body type is” rather than trial and error.

With our foolproof body type guide below, you should be able to find out what fit is best for you.

No, ‘fits’ does not mean when you try on your first pair of jeans and they fit, you should buy them.

Rises

There are three basic rises when it comes to men’s jeans – low rise, mid rise and high rise. The most commonly worn rise would be the mid rise jean, resting right around your belly button.

From there, you can pretty much figure out that low rise jeans fall below the belly button and high rise jeans are above.

There’s always a risk to you not looking your best if you decide to don the high rise jean – prepare for the ‘mom jeans’ comments behind your back, gentlemen.

Low-rise jeans are also risky if you don’t have a particularly slender or muscular body type. Trust us, the muffin-top isn’t flattering on anyone.

There are three basic rises when it comes to men’s jeans – low rise, mid rise and high rise. The most commonly worn rise would be the mid rise jean, resting right around your belly button.

Body Type

The first thing you need to understand about buying the best jeans for your body is understanding what your body type is. Short, tall, skinny or heavy-set, there’s a pair of jeans just waiting to be discovered by you.

Athletic

Muscular builds look best in a wider leg, drawing attention to a toned body. Avoid slimmer jeans as they can make your hard-earned muscles appear bulky. Smaller and wider set pockets can also help to show off that derriere you’ve worked so hard on.

Slender

Avoid jeans that are too tight and too loose on your body – you don’t want to look like you’re swimming in your jeans or draw more attention to your skinny legs. Choose a straight or boot-cut jean with a low rise that will flatter your figure.

Tall and Lean

You lucky mug – almost any fit will flatter your body type, so be happy that you’ve been blessed in the genetics department. Straight and boot cut jeans will show off your body, whereas if you’re going for a more casual look, the wide leg jean is the perfect alternative for you.

Heavy-set

Avoid boot cut and straight cut jeans, as the flare will just make you appear heavier. Instead, opt for a wide-leg jean. Larger and deeper pockets that are closer together are a great choice for those that fall into this category, as these pockets can make your butt look smaller.

The first thing you need to understand about buying the best jeans for your body is understanding what your body type is.

Things to Avoid

Gentlemen, leave the skinny jeans to the ladies. No one wants to see you in your entire glory and leaving more to the imagination is always better.

Avoid jeans that look like they’ve gone through the shredder several times – holes and frays were probably cool when you were 16, but it’s time to leave the past in the past.

Finally, just buy jeans. Avoid the cool, boy-scout patches and multiple unnecessary zippers scattered all over your jeans.

You want to be taken seriously don’t you? That’s what we thought.

Gentlemen, leave the skinny jeans to the ladies.

Summary

  • Jean shopping doesn’t have to be a traumatizing experience – there are three different rises: low, mid and high and four different fits: straight, boot, wide, and slim. Finding the right fit and rise for you is dependent on your body type.
  • Athletic and slender types look best in a boot or straight cut jean. Drawing more attention to the right parts of your body will flatter you, and make you look your best.
  • Tall and lean types are lucky enough to get away with any type of cut, but if you want a more casual look, a wide leg jean is the way to go.
  • Heavy-set men should avoid flare cut jeans like the boot and straight cut. For a more flattering look, try on a wide-leg jean that can conceal flaws.
  • Avoid skinny jeans, rips and tears and jeans with a lot of embellishments- they’re not flattering on anyone.

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Author

Shareen Sandhu
Shareen Sandhu is a graduate of Carleton University with a BA in Law and Sociology, but following a career change, she decided to pursue her dream of fashion and writing. A former EveryGuyed writer and now a freelance fashion journalist, Shareen continues to pursue her love for all things trendy and tries her best to record her journey on her blog Pleats, Ruffles, Hemlines...Oh My!
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