Men’s Guide on How to Buy Jeans

For most, men’s jeans are the most valuable player of the wardrobe. Usually, this isn’t because they’re the most expensive piece of clothing we own, or even the best-looking. Instead, it’s their versatility that’s important, as you can wear jeans around the house, in the workplace or on casual outings. Despite this usefulness, however, finding that perfect pair of men’s jeans is never easy. So what should you look for when searching for that perfect pair of jeans? Aside from the best possible price, here are some tips and ideas to keep in mind. Picking the right pair. Look for timeless jeans. It’s hard to say what will be in style a year from today, but by sticking more or less with tried and true denim styles, you can aim for and land a pair of jeans that will remain stylish for years. Here are three classic examples: Original blue jeans: Evolving from rough and tumble work wear, these are now one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. Slightly faded blue jeans: More casual wear than anything else, these can nevertheless also look hip with a nice sports coat and shirt. Dirty denim: These can be a faded brownish rusty color or blue dirty denim. More stylized than regular blue jeans, these are still subtle enough to stand the test of time. Flashier colors like red are always off-limits in terms of timelessness, and you should also try to avoid black or white jeans. Black jeans often fall out of favor with the “fashionistas”, and unless you’re Don Johnson, there’s no reason in hell to buy a white pair. Consider when you’ll be wearing them. It goes without saying that being comfortable in your jeans is the most important thing; after all, even the best-looking pair of jeans will look odd if you’re uncomfortable in them. Nevertheless, keeping in mind when and where you’ll wear your jeans will make the process of choosing much easier. If, for example, you only wear suits to work, your jeans might be reserved strictly for going out or for lounging around the house, which means you have few restrictions when selecting a look and style. If your work environment allows jeans, however, denim might be everyday wear. In that case, you might have to consider more conservative styles, as even in the most casual workplaces, subtlety goes a long way. Either way, always ensure your jeans look good with sneakers, boots or dress shoes. The right style, the perfect fit and a few more things to look for in that ultimate pair of men’s...

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Jeans Styles: The Low Rise Jean

When low rise jeans first came out, I knew there was no way this body was ever even going to attempt wearing them. As I have grown older the idea of wearing the stylish jeans of the younger generation has never really been my thing. I don’t exactly have a pot belly, but these jeans seem to demand a six pack stomach and alas, this is not the case with me. Besides, they look so uncomfortable and I wonder if they get any lower when you try to sit down. Oh well, not too be too outdated, I will wear the mid-rise jeans. The older I get, the more I am constantly wrestling with the idea that I am no longer the young stud I use to be. Jeans are one of the clothing items that I of course still wear a lot of, but my style is much different than that of my sons. I have never professed to being the king of fashion by any means, but I’m trying to balance my own body needs with the current fashion trends. I definitely don’t want to wear the low rise baggy jeans that I’m seeing all over the television, they just will not flatter me or look appropriate for my age. But I like to try and look as good as possible with what I have to work with. I have found that the regular rise of jeans or tight jeans works really well for me and helps to camouflage the fact that my stomach is slowly growing with age. I work out and stay healthy but nothing I do seems to be able to totally get rid of this little belly I have. But I guess that is just part of growing old. Low rise jeans are pretty cool looking and I’m sure many of us middle aged men have at least tried a pair of them out, but I still have not seen anyone over the age of 40 that they really looked ok on. My son’s on the other hand absolutely love low rise jeans and I think that is pretty much all they own. Every time we are at the mall they are asking for another pair of jeans. It is an anomaly that they have so many jeans but continue to need more. But I guess since jeans are the current fashion trend there is really nothing my wife or I can do about it. Low rise jeans are a great invention, but they really are strictly for women and the younger crowd, I’ll stick to my regular...

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