Sunday, September 5, 2010
You heard it here first: Skinny jeans are DEAD. Gone. Buried
I admit... I drank the kool-aid too.... 6 years ago..... Raw denim? And it fades cool? I'm in....
But somewhere in there the Internet took a wrong turn, and starting convincing gents to purchase jeans so tight they could barely button them up fresh outta the dryer.... Why? Yes jeans might fade faster if you wear them so tight the fabric is stretched within an inch of its life at all times.... But you wonder why the crotch blows out so quickly?? Don't even get me started on "stacking" (or accordion legs, as Mister Freedom calls them)
If you're breaking in your jeans to achieve a vintage fade.... Why wear them with a slew of artificial rules and habits?? They might look cool a year later, laid flat on your back deck for Superfuture pictures, but when they're worn they look SILLY... there I said it.
Why wear them so tight that they're not even close to flattering?? I don't get it. Try a true straight leg fit (they can be SLIM, if you prefer), with your favorite boots, you'll be amazed how much better they look. Not to mention its so much easier to find shirts that fit well, and balance your outfit properly if your jeans aren't absurdly tight.... Very few men look good in denim tights and a looser fitting chambray...
Buy your right size... hell, even size up one and enjoy putting your hands in your front pockets! You'd be amazed to find your pants more functional, equally handsome with repeated wear (ALERT! Jeans sized properly will still fade!), more "vintage" looking, and you'll achieve a REAL American silhouette!
Don't buy solely on what the internet tells you is good for you..... Buy what you KNOW looks good on you! You guys have more style sense than you give yourselves credit for! It is the quintisential difference between STYLE, and FASHION. Embrace pants that you can breathe in... Embrace some style.