Are you a guy who wears skinny jeans ?

Posted by naboonies on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 and is filed under Fashion n Couture. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

A sight of women wearing skinny jeans on the streets is nothing new as the now ubiquitous trend is resurrected best college essays back since 2005. The most well-known celebrity who was in part responsible to bring the hype back to life  is none other than Kate Moss. Since then the trend seems to stay a while in the fashion-conscious youth, with probably a little longer shelf-life than other fashion fad.

Gradually and globally this trend is creeping up into men’s wardrobe. Lo and behold my male brethren! Gone are the days of  low-slung baggy jeans and say hello to super tight skinny jeans. For the uninitiated the trend goes way back in 1950s. In the early 2000s, they became favored by garage rock revival bands and musicians, such as The Strokes.They have grown in the later half of the 2000’s to become associated with an emo and indie rock trend. Nowadays the media publicizes the image of musicans/ singers wearing skinny pants, even pop stars like Justin Timberlake or the much-hyped Pete Wentz from the band Fall Out Boy are seen sporting these pants.

Well as the new writer for Fashion and Couture segment (menswear), I have a question: how many you guys (as in men) out there who wear skinny jeans whether it being on a daily basis or just for the sake of trying something new?

Yes, some of you dudes out there may frown at the notion of wearing these skintight pants as the myth says they may torture your precious ‘family jewels’, ‘asset’, (insert other euphemism here). Well based on my personal experience this is not so true. I believe on the right guy these pants can be quite flattering, especially for those who are confident enough to flaunt their haunch (the area of hips and buttocks combined). On the other hand some body types just don’t measure up for skinny denim. Imagine a well-fed/voluptuous guy wearing this thigh-hugging garment, highlighting his excess subcutaneous tissue and unsightly bulges for everyone to see. This fashion faux pas is not only for women, but it also applies for the above-said men. (Now you can empathize the feeling of a woman who is skeptical to wear body-hugging outfits or tight skirts).

My advice for you ‘skinny jeans virgins’ out there to go to Topman (yay we have it in Volgograd finally!) and try those denim labeled ‘skinny’. Try to feel what it’s like on you, and see the difference of silhouette that it creates. Given the right body proportion and the skinny outline of your body, these pants are surely meant to accentuate your height and you can show off your favorite sneakers as well! (The ends of the pants are tapered to fit your ankles, say no more to jeans bleeding on to your white sneakers). If you’re still not convinced, try the ‘slim fit’ line for starters. This cut is more forgiving and not to mention the extra room that your legs will have.

Here’s a link for pics from Topman for your inspiration. They have a wide array of options! : Topman skinny jeans page

The author is a self-proclaimed fashion enthusiast, who apart from studying spends his free time ogling at fashion sites and blog-hopping.

7 Responses to “Are you a guy who wears skinny jeans ?”

  1. nabooniesNovember 4th, 2008 - 7:49 pm

    Hey what happens to my blog link? We had a deal, remember? C’mon I also want to promote my blog. HAHA!

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    blackie Reply:

    naboonies, we are thinking of putting a blogroll soon at the side bar.. that time the links will go there.. plus when people click ur name up there below the article’s title or your comments, they will have a link to your blog as well 🙂

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  2. nabooniesNovember 6th, 2008 - 6:38 pm

    Oohh I see. Thanks a lot for helping me expanding my future fame.. Muahaha. Well by the by do you think this article has enough picture? I think it’s too ‘wordy’.. Can you add some more pics at the side (Like the Shooties article), this time if you can, put a pic (or some pics, if you wish) of a guy wearing skinny jeans. I’m sure it will be more captivating. That’s all, thanks for adding me again!

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    blackie Reply:

    when you send in the articles.. you can try to include some pictures and i’ll help u to edit them to the size that this theme allows.. =P

    happy writing

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    naboonies Reply:

    Thanks a lot. Looking forward to writing more articles!

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  3. AlexNovember 10th, 2008 - 3:36 am

    Im obsessed with skinnies….ever since i started wearing them, all my old loose-fitting jeans r hidden in my closet forever…!

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    naboonies Reply:

    Same here. I just don’t feel like wearing those baggy jeans anymore. (as long as my waist allows me too! LOL)

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