Find the perfect pair – Men’s jeans
10th September 2019
Finding the perfect pair of men’s jeans is a challenge. They’ve been a cornerstone of men’s wardrobes for over a century yet buying a perfect pair hasn’t gotten any easier. There’s so much to consider – the fit and your build, the level of distress, which pairs can be worn to which occasions, and if they’ll need tailoring. Whether you’re sticking with your standby skinny jeans or trying something new with a straight leg jean, we’ve put together a denim encyclopaedia of the 3 styles you need.
Mens Straight Leg Jeans
Straight jeans have been a mainstay of the denim world since way back—and for good reason. The shape works for a variety of body types and a host of different looks.
The fit: Straight Leg Jeans should have a clean line from knee to ankle. Guys with an athletic, muscular build should go for slim fit or straight as they complement the shape of the body whilst also providing room to move.
How to style them: You can’t go wrong with straight jeans and a white tee. Want to cultivate a throwback vibe? Just go for denim in an inky-blue indigo and throw a cuff on ’em.
Our favourite straight jeans
These straight leg jeans have a slight fade for a lived-in look with the modern silhouette that skims the body. These jeans are for the guy who likes a more classic look. Typically laid-back with room in the waist and thigh, these jeans are perfect for everyday wear.
The details: Straight leg, low rise, relaxed fit, zip and button fly.
If you prefer your straight jeans on the baggier side, then these are the one for you. With added stretch and bit more room in the thighs and bottom to move and feel comfortable, they still maintain the look of a slimmer leg. Perfect for weekends, guys who never skip leg day and anyone looking for extra comfort with no sacrifice on style.
The details: Straight fit, five pockets, zip and button fastening, belt loops.
Mens Slim Fit Jeans
No matter your style, you need a pair of mens slim fit jeans in your wardrobe. The shape is a modern classic, and pretty much immune to the trend cycle meaning that from office hours to happy hours, these versatile jeans are a top-choice to wear over and over.
The fit: We recommend erring on the side of a true fit when buying slim leg jeans, a snug waistband fit being paramount to guarantee long-term comfort when you start to experience some stretch in the fabric. The right pair should skim your body without clinging too tightly, giving your entire look a clean, polished feel.
How to style them: A tapered slim jean should be cropped just above the ankle for maximum trainer showcasing factor.
Our favourite slim jeans
With more stretch than the average men’s jeans, we use Elastomultiester in this super flexible denim for extra room to move. This polyester fibre that has been added to denim to give it comfortable stretch and lasting shape recovery, meaning no bagging at the knees even if you’re wearing them all day long.
The details: Slim jeans, extra stretch, tapered leg, five pockets, belt loop, zip fly.
Basically, these jeans are next level. They’re tapered and tailored but still breathable, nowhere near too-skinny territory and the perfect fit.
The details: Slim jeans, tapered leg, five pockets, belt loop, zip fly.
Mens Skinny Jeans
Men’s skinny jeans are a foundation of any wardrobe – classic, effortless, eternally cool.
The fit: As the name goes, skinny offers a tighter fit thanks to a taper all the way down to the hem. So if you’re a slim guy, it makes sense to opt for slim or skinny jeans with a low rise.
How to style them: A calf-hugging pair of jeans still has its place, especially if you want to lean into the band guy vibes and pair them with a band tee and a pair of loafers or trainers.
Our favourite skinny jeans for men
If you’re after a close-fitting jean, then you can never go wrong with a pair of black skinny jeans. Our classic Travis Skinny Jeans are comfortable from the moment you put them on, have the perfect amount of pocket space, are skinny but not skin-tight
The details: Skinny fit, mid-low rise, tapered leg, five pockets, zip fly and belt loops.
Finding the right pair of jeans is a rite of passage your wardrobe will never regret. Our tip – head to your nearest Superdry Store, try on a lot of different styles and see what you feel the most comfortable in. Shop all of our mens denim styles here.