This page is here to answer the most common questions on jeans for men - specifically short men. Jeans can be the most durable, comfortable, and versatile items in a man's wardrobe so make sure you know how they're supposed to fit, look, and pair with the rest of your clothing items and shoes. Finally, keep an eye out for outfit ideas/inspiration featured throughout the page!
Short Inseam Jeans FAQ
What are the best jeans for short guys?
Additionally, the best jeans for short men are going to come in a slim fit that has a tapered leg from the knee down. Slim tapered jeans are the best jeans for short men because they make us look taller, and leaner. Straight fit jeans on the other hand make shorter guys look shorter and wider.
The rise of jeans for short guys is also a crucial detail in making the best fitting jeans for short men. The rise is the distance from the button on the waistband to the center seam at the bottom of the crotch. If the rise is too high (or long), it will make your torso look very short and your legs disproportionately long. However, if the rise is too low (or short), it will make your torso look larger and your legs look shorter. The perfect jeans for short men have a mid rise that balances out the legs and torso.
Jeans from Under 510 are the best jeans for short men because they have short inseams to fit shorter legs, a slim fit with a taper from the knee down that gives a more streamlined look, and a mid rise that keeps gives you a balanced look.
Tip: To shop for men's jeans by height, check out our Shop By Height page.
Where can I buy jeans for short guys?
Do men 's jeans come in 28 length?
What is a short Inseam?
The inseam on jeans is in simple terms, the length of the leg. More specifically, the inseam is the length of the leg from the center seam at the bottom of the crotch, to the bottom of the hem. Most clothing brands offer inseams in 30", 32", and 34". But, those lengths are only really made to fit half of the population of men in America! Men below average height, which is 5' 10" short inseams below 30". That's why we make jeans in inseams starting at 25" and up to 29". For shorter guys who are below average height, our shorter inseams will fit you properly.
How Should Men's Jeans Fit in Length?
However, most guys want their jeans to rest on their sneakers, shoes or boots with a slight break. This prevents the jeans from riding up when you sit down, but still shows off your shoes without swallowing them. For shorter guys, getting the proper inseam length is even more important than for taller guys. If a short man has bunching at the hem, it will make him look shorter because it appears he doesn’t fit properly in his pants because of his shortened stature. For tips on how to measure your inseam, check out our Sizing Page, or watch this video on how to find your proper inseam length. If you want to shop by your height, check out our Shop By Height page.
Should I buy jeans tight or loose?
Firstly, slim or skinny jeans are in style and will give you a more streamlined and modern look. Secondly, most jeans will stretch as you wear them and break them in. This is especially true for shorter men. Slimmer jeans will give you a taller appearance by giving you a masculine V shaped silhouette whereas baggy/loose jeans will give you a wider appearance. Additionally, jeans from Under 510 all have a ton of stretch and will feel extremely comfortable even with a slimmer fit.
Guys might be hesitant to make the switch to skinny jeans because they are more comfortable in baggy jeans, but when your jeans are super stretchy, they will feel more like sweatpants than they do crunchy rigid jeans. Check out our Bruce jeans for a classic jean with a hint of stretch, our Xavier jean for a ton of stretch, and our Kingston jean for an Xtreme stretch!
Should you buy jeans a size bigger?
What do you do if your jeans are too long?
If your jeans are too long, you can do two things: Firstly, you can roll the jeans up at the hem. Simply flip the cuff up one inch, and then continue to roll to your desired length. Secondly, you can bring your jeans to a tailor and ask for him/her to shorten the jeans. This alteration is commonly referred to as “a hem” in the tailoring world. Of course, hemming your jeans is time consuming and costly, so we recommend buying from Under 510 so you can skip the tailor tax!
Should men roll up jeans?
If you are cuffing or rolling up your jeans because they are too long on you, but prefer the look of jeans without a cuff, consider getting the right inseam length. Since we offer inseams starting at 25” and include 26”, 27”, 28”, and 29” as well, you can now buy a size that fits correctly in the leg! This is great for shorter guys who want a pair of jeans that isn’t too long on them.
What type of jeans are in style 2020?
For shorter men, the tapered look is especially important when styling your jeans because it gives a taller appearance. Compared to baggy jeans that give your lower body a wider appearance, a tapered leg will elongate your profile. Additionally, skinny leg jeans will also make men look slimmer as it gives a narrow appearance to your body compared to loose fitting jeans that give a wider appearance. To learn more about making the switch to tapered fit jeans, read our blog post about Why Short Guy Should be Wearing Skinny Jeans.
What is the shortest inseam for men's jeans?
Our jeans for short men are designed for inseams at 25” in length - but our selection of sizes includes 26, 27, 28, and 29 inches too! We make the best jeans for shorter guys so you don’t have to cuff or roll up your jeans anymore. With our affordable pricing and free shipping (on orders of $100) and returns everyday, we are a lot more convenient and affordable than going to the tailor.