- So which style of jeans are gonna work best
with your body?
Well, by the end of this Jeans Fit Guide video,
you're gonna have all the information that you need.
My name's Ben.
I've helped thousands of guys look better.
Now it's time to do the same for you.
Okay, let's get crackin'.
We're gonna run through seven of the most popular types
of jeans available, which most retail stores
will normally have in stock.
And I'm gonna go from the baggiest available
through to the tightest available.
Here we've got loose fit,
and also spray on.
I do wanna point out that the fits of jeans
definitely varies across different brands.
This is just an average generalisation.
We'll start with the information
about each of the cuts first,
and then towards the end of the video,
I'll go through my recommendations
on which of these looks best on which types of body,
and also which ones that I personally wear.
If you're from the UK, US, or India,
I'm gonna link one of each of these styles of jeans
in the description below,
so if you wanna check 'em out online,
you can do so down there.
Let's begin with the baggiest option on offer.
That is the loose fit, aka, relaxed fit,
and in some shops, this will also be labelled
as something like regular fit, as well.
As the name suggests, these are pretty much
the loosest fit in jeans that you can get hold of.
There's loads of excess fabric from the hips
all the way down to the ankles,
which makes them very baggy around the thigh area
and about the same down through to the calf.
And the ankle opening on these
are some of the biggest that you can find.
This gives these jeans a bit more of a square shape,
and often you'll notice the material
folds quite bit in this style.
When walking in these jeans,
you're gonna notice that the material
often lags behind you a bit,
and it kind of flaps about as you move.
For lots of guys, you can probably fit
two of yourselves in these.
Due to this wide ankle opening,
some of your shoes are gonna definitely
be covered by the jeans.
Next, we move on to bootcut.
Now, in most cases, not all, but in most cases,
these are quite baggy.
But as with all the jeans on this list,
it's gonna vary depending on what brand you buy.
The ones in this video were just
the cheapest ones I could find.
They're normally fractionally slimmer
from the waist down to the knee,
but are still quite baggy as a whole,
with lots of excess material.
The overall shape of the bootcut jeans
is a bit like a triangle,
'cause they open up towards the bottom,
giving in most cases the widest ankle opening
that's available with jeans.
This is a design choice intended to ensure
that you can fit boots underneath the jeans easily.
As you walk in boot cut jeans,
you'll notice that there's quite a lot
of flapping fabric, especially around the foot area,
because that's where it's at the widest point.
The next slimmest on the list is the straight cut,
which is also, in some retailers, also known as regular fit.
The overall shape of the straight jeans
isn't far off that of loose fit.
As the name suggests, these go straight down
in quite a rectangular fashion.
Overall, they're just a little bit narrower
than the loose fit jeans,
so you'll notice they're quite a bit slimmer
around the thigh and groin area.
The material doesn't quite hang so much around the knee,
and below the knee, they're slightly narrower
than the previous two options.
That being said, compared to some of the other options
on this list, they're still quite baggy here.
Because there is no taper down towards the ankle,
they just go straight down,
which leaves them a lot of the time
with quite a large ankle opening still.
But nonetheless, you can start to see
how some of these fits of jeans
are quite different from one another.
You'll notice that when you're walking
in the straight jeans compared to the previous two options,
it kind of stays with your leg a little bit more,
but there's definitely still some folding of the fabric,
and it flaps around a little bit.
We'll look now at the slim fit jeans,
which are pretty similar to straight cut jeans,
but they're marginally tighter
and marginally more tapered as well.
The top section of these does look quite similar
to the straight cut, because there isn't loads
of baggy material around this area really,
but what you will notice is that below the knee area
there is a little bit of a taper here.
Not a great deal in most cases,
but there's definitely more than with the straight jeans.
Slim jeans on average, I'd say, they're like
a medium-sized ankle opening.
What you may also find from the slim fit onwards
is that some of these jeans have stretch in them, too,
to allow them to stay slightly more contoured to the body.
When you're walking in the slim jeans,
you'll notice that they definitely stay
with the leg a bit more.
Due to there being less excess material,
it doesn't quite flap about the same.
Next on the list is slim taper jeans,
also known as carrot fit.
And they're known as carrot fit
because the kind of shape of them
represents the shape of a carrot,
wider at the top and then quite substantially tapering
off towards the ankle.
These are sometimes known as just tapered jeans,
however, you've gotta be a bit careful,
because sometimes, I've seen jeans labelled as tapered
which are pretty baggy really,
so this is just gonna cover the slimmer tapered versions.
Essentially, these fit like a slim jean
throughout the thigh, and then almost represent
a skinny jean from about the knee area downwards.
So there's a little bit of room in the thigh area
and then, when it comes to the lower area,
you're left with a pretty small ankle opening,
which means that your shoes are quite visible,
significantly more so than with something
like a straight jean, let's say.
You'll also find that in most cases
these are also made with stretchy materials in them,
but they can sometimes be deceptively
difficult to get hold of.
I often see the skinny jeans and I see the slim jeans,
but I don't see many slim tapered,
at least in retail stores,
so sometimes it's a good option to buy these ones online.
When you walk in the slim tapered jeans,
because they're relatively tight around the calf area,
you'll find that these track you quite well.
There's no real flapping of fabric here at all.
Next we move on to the skinny jeans.
Now, contrary to popular belief,
skinny jeans aren't always these jeans
that are super tight all over.
We'll talk about ones that fit that description in a minute.
However, as the name suggests,
these are quite a skinnier cut.
They're similar to the slim fit,
but tighter through the leg.
And this also includes tighter throughout the thigh area.
If you've got a big bum, it's definitely gonna
increase in prominence wearing these,
and then it's also gonna remain tight
down throughout the calf area,
giving once more quite a small ankle opening.
For many brands, they include increased stretch
in the skinny jeans as well
compared to any of the prior jean types I've mentioned.
The tightest jeans that I find generally
on offer in the UK at least,
actually isn't the skinny jeans.
It's the next level, which are known as the spray on jeans,
aka, super skinny or there's even a type out now
which is super spray, which are even tighter.
Essentially these are the tightest pair of jeans
that you can get hold of in the men's section.
These ones are normally really stretchy
and are basically skin tight throughout the thigh
and then continuing all the way down to the ankle.
And these offer a tiny ankle opening
which you can just about fit your feet through.
Overall, they're called spray ons
because they essentially look like
they've been sprayed on.
When you're walking in these in particular,
from a distance, with certain colours,
you can kinda look like you're not wearing
any trousers, because these really grip to your leg,
even more so than most of the skinny jeans.
Okay, so what are my recommendations
when it comes down to each of these fits of jeans,
and which do I believe look best on most guys?
Gotta bear in mind, these are only my opinions,
you can wear whatever you want.
But realistically, loose fit jeans and bootcut jeans,
they've been out of style for 10, 15 years now.
They're so big and baggy that they don't really
look good on anyone.
I used to wear these when I was a kid
because I had such thin legs, I thought that
the big physical size of these was gonna
make my legs look bigger.
In reality, it just did the opposite,
with the big baggy material wafting around everywhere.
It just made my legs look like tiny cocktail sticks
inside a tent.
These jeans, they don't really show off
any of your natural assets at all.
Also, most of the time, they hide your shoes.
Especially if I've got a nice pair of shoes on,
what's the point in covering 'em up?
I want them to be on show,
and normally pick something tighter than both of these.
When I've tried these ones myself,
I've never found them to be particularly comfortable,
and the folds, not nice.
I personally don't recommend either of these.
Straight jeans, okay, we're getting into
more acceptable territory for me.
Now if you're someone who's only ever tried
the looser fit, the bootcut jeans,
this could be your starting point.
I'd maybe recommend just trying one of these
to see how it is.
This is my pick of the bunch if you're a slightly older guy.
It's a mature look that aesthetically
looks better than the two baggier options.
Also, if you're a guy that's carrying
an extra bit of weight on ya,
this could be one to definitely try.
The straight jeans do keep a little bit
of excess fabric in there, so it could still be
a better choice than the baggy jeans for you.
Slim fit, right, this is one that I think
is actually a great choice for lots of guys.
And although the name says slim,
you might think, you know, that that's specifically
for thin guys, actually it's just really in reference
to the cut of the jean.
And these jeans look good on loads of guys
even if you're sort of average weight.
There's a lot more shape to these
compared to the previous ones,
but if you're a guy out there looking to try
certain types of jeans, it's not gonna be a risky one
like trying something like a spray on jean.
Quite a safe option.
Tends to look good on a lot of people.
And the same can really be said
for the slim taper jeans as well.
Now admittedly, these are ones that I haven't
tried all that much because I can't really get ahold
of them that often.
But I've been trying them more and more,
and actually been pretty pleased with them.
These are a bit of a halfway house
between something like a slim jean and a skinny jean.
So if you're someone a bit like me
who finds skinny jeans a little bit on the tight side,
but then sometimes the slim jeans are a bit baggy,
might be worth trying these ones.
Because they have the excess fabric
in the thighs a little bit,
and then are just tighter at the bottom,
these can be a great choice if you're a guy
with bigger or more muscular thighs.
And they also mean that you can still show your shoes off,
so for a lot of people watching this video,
these could be a good option, too.
Now we move on to skinny jeans.
Now the skinny jeans, I just think are a good option
for guys who are skinny.
If you've got really thin legs,
then this could be the one to try.
Now, some guys are totally against
anyone ever wearing skinny jeans,
and I can sort of understand it.
If you're a bigger guy, there's no way
you should bother trying these.
But if you're someone who has got really thin legs,
then something like this on your legs,
in a lot of cases, will look just like
a pair of average guys legs in a pair of slim jeans.
It's just a bit of a different proportionality.
The skinny jeans are arguably
the most popular type of jeans for guys under 30
in the UK at the moment.
It definitely shows off the type of legs you've got,
although it's not to everyone's taste.
What do I think, then, of the spray on jeans?
To be honest, I think that these are
too tight for most men.
Proportionally, in most cases, it doesn't look good,
and it leaves most guys looking like stick insects.
The only way I think that this can potentially
look good on someone is if you're literally skeletal.
If you have wafer thin legs, then this could be a choice,
which, I guess, if you're young
and you have a super high metabolism, maybe.
But in most cases, I think there's better options out there,
such as skinny, slim taper, or slim.
Either way, let me know in the comment section below
what's your personal favourite cut of jeans at the moment.
Remember, I've got links for all of these
in the description below so you can go and check them out,
try one of these for yourself.
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