Are denim trends worth bothering with at all? Many would agree that denim, especially jeans, is more of a mark of casual comfort.
The feel of a classic cut that can be trusted to be worn day in and day out, paired with anything, is definitely reassuring. Chances are that the regular pair of blue jeans you have in your wardrobe is your most worn item. Jeans are worn for their functionality as well as a fashion statement by all and sundry. The versatility of this garment has led designers to reintroduce and incorporate it in fresh ways. Though some trends seem like a disaster, many do command our attention.
More than the cuts out there, the cuts that suit your particular body type can make a world of difference to your personality, confidence, and your gait. Here are some trends that you can choose from to suit your particular body type and style.
Flared jeans have made a comeback in the men’s fashion world and with a bang. They smack of chic comfort and effortless style. Flared jeans are synonymous with freedom and being carefree. These are more or less straight till the knee and then go wider to the ankle. Associated with the 70s fashion, the flare has been seen everywhere in recent times, from casual to formal styles, with designers going to great lengths to turn a pair of casual jeans into a high-end item coveted by fashion aficionados. Designer flared jeans for men, due to their distinct cut and style, are a desirable item to pair with everything from a sweatshirt to a formal jacket. Flared jeans look good on people of all shapes and sizes; however, wider flares do look better on taller, skinnier frames. If you are of medium to small build, you could probably go with a narrow flare.
Generally speaking, there are three different rise options for jeans: high, mid, and low. The selection of rises is somewhat of a personal statement for some and can work for or against you depending on your body type as well as peer pressure. Low-rise jeans sit well below the waistline, while mid-rise ones align with the natural waist placement. High-rise jeans sit above the navel and are sometimes known as “mom jeans”. Whatever the rise, each one has its faithful audience, unrivaled by the other.
Speaking of body types, high-rise jeans are better suited to shorter legs as they make the legs look longer. They work equally well with tall people, as the torso looks smaller. Mid-rise works well for almost all body types, while low-rise, teamed with a chunky belt, is the go-to option for athletic bodies.
Broadly speaking, there are a few basic cuts to choose from when it comes to finding the right pair of jeans that suit your body. More often than not, these will cover all body types and preferences.
These jeans, also known as regular fit, have a classic silhouette that provides the comfort to move and breathe. They are also the most versatile and suit just about every body type, giving you the “boy next door” vibe.
These are good options for semi-formal to formal wear paired with the right accessories, like a pair of formal shoes and a suede jacket. They are chic and sophisticated and have an “I mean business” quality to them. Slim-fit jeans are great for skinny and average-sized body types but would probably look disproportionate on heavy bodies.
This fit combines the comfort of a straight fit without the bagginess. This is the best fit for big guys as well as men with a bigger waist size, as it is roomy while also providing a slimming, tapered effect. Athletic denim can be donned for a casual look as well as worn with semi-formal attire with ease.
Denim and jeans are often used interchangeably by many in common parlance. Denim traditionally implies a hundred percent cotton. However, the pair of jeans you are wearing may not be what you think due to the evolution of jeans cuts and spinning technology. Rigid denim, also known as hard denim, has all-natural fibers. It can look different depending on the weave. Raw or unwashed denim is not washed or treated after dyeing. Adding elastomer ( stretch material) adds stretchability and comfort without compromising on the top desired quality of jeans, like the touch and expected fading.
Once you’ve found the perfect fit and match for your individual requirements and preferences, keep it as a gold standard for future experimentation. While you will always have that one pair of trusty go-to jeans, don’t be afraid of exploring as you go along. Who knows, you might just start a new trend of your own! Remember the old adage that denim doesn’t die; it just fades away. So don’t shy away from stacking a variety in your jeans compartment.
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