The Ultimate Fit Guide for Men’s Jeans

April 11, 2018

The Ultimate Fit Guide for Men’s Jeans
Trunk Club

Maybe you know that you hate skinny jeans. Or super baggy jeans. But maybe you don’t know what style of jeans you like. Enter the Trunk Club Denim Guide. Scroll on to learn about standard denim styles, and which ones are the best suited for your frame.

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Oval

The trick: Stretch it out.

How to do that: If you carry weight in your midsection, look for denim with “stretch” on the label. Otherwise, any slim-straight style should offer enough room to move. That said, beware of anything too roomy or relaxed—excess fabric will just add more bulk to your frame.

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Athletic

The trick: Create breathing room.

How to do that: If you have muscle, you’ll want to wear jeans that fall a little bit away from your frame. Opt for more relaxed straight-leg and slim-straight styles to avoid any Bruce Banner situations.

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Rectangle

The trick: Keep it simple.

How to do that: When you have a fairly uniform body shape, you don’t want to throw things into disproportion by wearing pants—or shirts, for that matter—with too much volume. Stick with slim and slim-straight silhouettes that follow your natural build.

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Inverted triangle

The trick: Balance your proportions.

How to do that: Are your shoulders noticeably broader than your waist? Skinny jeans will only exaggerate that. Create just the right balance with slim and slim-straight styles—especially in a lighter wash—that even things out without weighing you down.

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At Trunk Club, our stylists help people build their best wardrobes by discovering what fits their body, their budget, and their personal style.