The Fashionable Man’s Guide To Skinny JeansWritten by Syntax-Error, Thursday, December 18th, 2008 in Fashion, The Style Guide
If you’ve made a trip to the mall recently, then you have probably seen guys wearing “skinny Jeans”. Now, let me say that this particular fit can be fashionable, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First off, skinny jeans are not for everyone, as the name implies, this particular fit is for skinny guys. Secondly, do not get a “boot cut” as this is better left for “strait leg” fit. Another detail to avoid is loud colours; if you want to be stylish, go for a nice indigo or sulphur black wash. Next, try them on if possible, different brands run different sizes and shrink or stretch differently too. Avoid getting a pair that is too tight, or you may end up with a pair that shrinks to an unbearable fit. If trying on a pair of jeans is not your thing, then wrap the waist of the jeans around your neck and if the two ends touch it should fit. Also, make sure you get the proper length, you want a little bit of play (about 2-4 inches) so you can achieve stacking which makes a stylish accentuation. Now that we’re covered the basics, here are some brands that make fashionable skinny jeans.
Nudie Jeans Co: A Swedish company specializing in raw and selvage denim which is made with the best Japanese, Italian, Turkish and U.S. denim fabrics. Nudie Jeans has a fantastic line of denim with a great look and fit.
Cheap Monday: Another Swedish company who offers affordable jeans that looks great and fit great too. An average pair of Cheap Mondays usually retail around $65 not going much higher than that and most styles extremely fitted so there are many choices.
Dry Bones: A Japanese denim company that is heavily 40’s and 50’s rock inspired with its timeless denim line. Dry Bones has flown under the radar for quite some time as this company is almost 20 years old, but with great looking and fitting jeans it’s hard to ignore such a great line.
Helmut Lang: Austrian clothing brand that is famous for their minimalist design and quality fabrics. Helmut Lang is a great label and has great denim.
Skinny jeans can be fashionable, but you got to know what to look for. Follow this guide and you too can pull off The Skinny Jean.