Alright boys, I know this is a dreaded subject but let’s go ahead and address it. JEANS!! Even though we know you don’t want to hear it, the best way to conquer this obstacle in most of your lives is to do what girls do….go to a department store and try on a million different styles. There…we said it. Now that we have the scariest thing out of the way let’s concentrate on the details.
1. THE FEEL: You should feel the jeans on your legs. It should not look like you’re wearing two barrels around your legs as jeans, ya know what I’m saying? You don’t have to wear skinny or even straight style jeans however they should be TAILORED. I know we say this a lot but maybe you should take that as a hint. There also shouldn’t be any bagginess in any concentrated area. This adds weight and if they’re baggy all over it will shrink you by 6 inches AT LEAST. We don’t know any guy that would be down with that.
2. THE COLOR: Someone once said that the older you get the darker your jean should get. This is a FABULOUS idea. Let’s get rid of the light jeans with even lighter distressing all the way down the front of the legs. Again, this adds weight and shortens you. If you’re a no fuss kind of person (which we’re guessing most of you consider yourselves as such) you need a straight, no-nonsense dark jean somewhere in your closet at all times. A good example of this would be some Ernest Sewn jeans…which leads me to the next point.
3. THE PRICE: Designer jeans can be expensive but if you will figure out how many times a week and then year (and then possibly years) you will be wearing them we guarantee you will get your money’s worth. If you don’t want to go this route, go to a Buffalo Exchange or even Ebay to find the right one for you (this is considering you already figured out what that is at your local dept. store). Also, Gap and American Eagle are blatantly knocking off these designer jeans and not doing a bad job so you can also consider these venues.
4. THE STYLE: First of all, let it be said, that if your jeans look like your niece attacked them with her new Bedazzler she got for Christmas…it is NOT OKAY. Lots of detailed stitching, flaps, or anything shiny is not to be worn going forward. Repeat after me…”simple and tailored.” I wish for once that when girls are asked what they notice first about guys, they would be honest and say their JEANS! I know you think I’m crazy but it’s true. Jeans say so much about a man so please really consider the style that you are wearing and what message that might be sending. If you’re more of a trendy guy and don’t want it to be TOO simple, just try a straighter leg or (gasp) skinny. Also a few rips here and there are popular right now so that is fine. Leave the colors (besides anything in the gray, black, blue family) to the musicians and metro kids. One other little tiny hint…if your jeans have a loop to hang your hammer on…print this blog post out and get yourself to the mall..PRONTO!