Denim Jeans for Men: Which Fit is Right for You?

So, you need a new pair of jeans and you have no idea which one is right for you? With so many different styles it can be stressful to select a pair that complements your drip that are also comfy and can be worn day in and day out with the rest of your wardrobe. If you’re confused between the options: straight leg, slim-fit, skinny, or wide legs, we’ve got you!

Straight Leg Jeans

As the name suggests, straight leg jeans have the same width from the knee to the leg opening giving your legs a straight silhouette. They’re great for offering you a streamlined effect without going to the extreme of skinny jeans. Pair our Distressed Straight-Leg Jeans with a flannel button-up or graphic tee for a casual street style you can bop around town in. The distressed style suits more after-work, relaxed vibes and is best worn with a pair of kicks or boots. 

Skinny Jeans

For an all-over snug fit, your best choice is a pair of skinny jeans. Skinny jeans can be an excellent option if you’re wearing loose-fitting shirts or sweaters up top to give you a balanced silhouette. This makes them a good denim ‘fit for winter when you’re rocking loads of layers and don’t want to look like you’re hiding about 200lbs of holiday weight. Get back to basics with our black Basic Skinny Jeans which look great worn with a neutral-colored turtleneck sweater and large black overcoat.

Slim-Fit Jeans

Before you say it, no, slim-fit jeans are not the same as skinny jeans. Unlike skinny jeans, slim-fit jeans do not cling around the ankle and are slightly looser in fit. They provide a similar silhouette as skinny jeans but are the better option if you’re trying to tuck a pair of boots underneath. Go for our Basic Slim-Fit Jeans if you want a pair of denim you can throw on with a crisp white button-up for casual Fridays at work or heading out to a nice restaurant for dinner.

Wide-Leg Jeans

Not to be confused with bell-bottoms or flares, wide-legs jeans are wide the whole way down the leg giving you a baggy silhouette. This makes them super comfy and versatile. Rock our Faded Wide-Leg Jeans in denim wash or light denim with a white tee tucked in and cropped bomber for some serious vintage model vibes. This drip is perfect for casual first dates or heading to the local bar with the fam. Need a new pair of denim? Check out our full selection of men’s jeans and denim in store or online at FOREVER21.com.

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