With workplace dress codes getting more casual, jeans have become more of a menswear staple than ever before. But the new question men face is: can men wear skinny jeans? The answer is YES, but with a few conditions.
Justin Bieber was one of the first to hop on the skinny jeans trend. Poor Justin got his fair share of hate at the time. Since then, chances are that most of the haters are now wearing skinny jeans themselves! (Teen Vogue)
When the skinny jean first hit the scene around a decade ago, they were worn by and associated with young, flamboyant teenagers. The word “skinny” had already been widely used to describe women’s jeans and it was hard for men to allow themselves the ability to try them out. However, over time, the skinny jean has evolved into the new standard fit for men as well. And to be quite honest, those who still wear straight fit jeans are living in the past.
The word “skinny” doesn’t mean you have to be built like a twig to wear them, and it certainly has lost its association with female clothing. The term “skinny fit” is more so used to describe the fit relative to slim and straight cuts. But many brands have adopted the skinny fit as their signature and don’t even use the term “skinny” in their fit description.
Kian, wearing our Bruce jeans, proves that skinny jeans will make you look slimmer and taller! (@elevatestyle_)
But what most guys don’t realize is that the change from baggy, loose fitting jeans, to modern skinny tapered jeans has been a godsend for us shorter guys! Skinny jeans will INSTANTLY make short men look taller, thinner, and younger. What began as a pop-star fashion trend has actually blossomed to become a massive advantage for men to increase their perceived height. As we will discuss, having clothes fit closer to the body and removing excess fabric will give you a more streamlined appearance. If you haven’t given skinny jeans a chance yet, and are also on the shorter side, now is the time to give them a look!
The bottom line is, skinny jeans are here to stay - and here is why; Skinny jeans will give you a more defined shape and reduce extra fabric around the knee, calf, and ankle that makes you look shorter and stumpier. The gradual slimming of the leg is known as the “taper” and it follows the natural contour of your leg and will be hugely beneficial for short men who want to give off a taller impression. At Under 510, we don’t use the term skinny jeans, but our fit likely falls into that category according to most men due to the slim fit and tapered leg.
But not all skinny jeans are created equal and will accomplish what they are supposed to. So let’s take a closer look at how our skinny jeans will make shorter men look taller, thinner, and younger.