Denim never goes out of fashion.
But the ‘in’ style or fit changes every season or so.
On the one hand, this may not be good news… if the latest designs and styles don’t suit your personal taste or your body type.
On the other hand, it’s great news… because it means you get to try a whole new selection of jeans with different cuts and styles than you’ve tried before.
Here’s how to find a new pair of jeans that look great on you…
#1 – Don’t Wear What You’ve Always Worn
Chances are, you’ve only found a few pairs of jeans that you think suit your body well — so you keep buying the same brand, size, and style year after year.
Well, it’s time to step outside of your comfort zone and try on some new brands and styles for a change.
Think beyond your conservative style and have some fun exploring all that denim has to offer these days.
#2 – Buy For Your Body Shape
As much as you might be inclined to try on a particular style because that’s what looks great on others, stick to jeans that flatter your body — not someone else’s.
There aren’t many styles of jeans that look great on every body in every situation.
While you might like skinny jeans, if you’re carrying around a few extra lb’s right now, this style of denim is going to look ridiculous on you.
It’s much easier to give in to your physique, and go for the jeans that work with your body.
Or, if you’ve been hitting the gym pretty hard, then you may find that skinny jeans make you look really top-heavy. Heck, you might not even find a pair that you can squeeze your legs into.
Work with the cut that fits you best, and abandon any styles that just don’t fit well.
#3 – Spend As Much As You Can Afford, And Then A Little More
Cheap denim usually looks… cheap. It rarely looks good on any body type.
Don’t let the advertisements in the discount stores fool you, because you’re just not going to look as cool as the model in a pair of $20 jeans.
Instead, spend as much money on your jeans as you can. (Once you find a pair that fits you, you’ll be glad you did!)
Top-end labels and designer brands pay a lot more attention to a man’s body shape. They don’t design for Mr. Average. So you’re more likely to find jeans that fit really well and last for ages when you buy better brands.
#4 – Always Try Jeans On First
Many guys think they can buy clothes without trying them on first. Wrong!
You just cannot predict what a pair of jeans is going to look like — and how it’s going to fit — so you must have a look in the mirror before you part with your cash.
No two brands use exactly the same measurements when designing jeans:
- Some design for men with a smaller physique; others design for men with a larger physique.
- Some limit their sizes to smaller numbers; others focus on larger sizes.
The bottom line: if you try on a certain size in one brand of jeans, chances are the exact same size won’t fit the same way in another brand of jeans — so always try them on first.
Finding a good pair of jeans takes time. Your best bet is to put aside an entire afternoon for your denim shopping. And take your wife or girlfriend with you. If you both approve of a particular pair of jeans, then you’ve got a winner.
#5 – Become A Brand Expert
There’s a brand of jeans out there for everybody.
Some guys think that Diesel jeans fit better than any other brand. (They do have a broader range of waist sizes than most denim brands, and they also tend to accommodate for longer legs better than most.)
Other guys swear by Levi’s jeans. (They’re known to have a really good fit around the butt.)
It’s all a matter of personal taste, but the important thing is to spend some time getting to know the brands… so you know who designs for your body type and your sense of style.
Once you find your ideal label(s), you won’t be wasting time on jeans that aren’t going to fit you — now and in the future.
The goal here is to help you spend your time and money wisely — because your jeans can make or break any outfit. It’s definitely worth your time to get it right.
In the end, you’re probably going to want 3 or 4 different pairs of jeans in your closet. You can’t survive for long with just one pair of jeans in your life.
More Tips For Buying Mens Jeans
- GQ Editors’ Picks For Mens Jeans
- 17 Brands With Great Jeans For Men
- Denim Jeans For The Professional Man Over Age 30
- 10 Best Mens Jeans Brands
- Amazon Best Sellers In Mens Jeans
- 10 Best Stores For Finding Affordable Men’s Clothing
- The Best Jeans For Guys Under $100
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