Pure Jean-ius- Men’s Denim Special

Let me get straight to the point: there is more than one style of denim for men. In fact there is a plethora of options to choose from. Straight cut, boot cut, slim fit, vintage wash, etc. It can be confusing and quite frankly, a bit intimidating. Here’s what you need to know about your next potential pair of jeans.

The Cuts (the fit of the denim):

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The Straight Leg: Men’s denim does not get much classic than this item. It’s simple, easy to wear, and suitable for everyday occasions. Note that it’s called a “straight fit” because there is no difference in the shape of the leg from hip to hem.

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The Slim Fit:. It’s the straight fit’s edgier cousin, yet more reserved that the skinny fit. The slim fit  is suitable for all those hipsters out there writing their epic novels in a coffee shop. It gives off an effortless air of coolness. Note how the leg tapers slightly from hip to hem and fits closer to the body.

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The Skinny Fit: More extreme than the slim fit, the skinny fits very close to the body and tapers into a narrow leg opening at the hem. If you just started a band, wearing the skinny fit will cement an edgy rock and roll/punk image. Look at how the fit of the leg tapers more visibly from hip to hem.

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The Boot Cut: It’s the straight-leg’s blue-collar brother. Aptly named the boot cut so that it fits over boots. The leg flares ever so slightly beneath the knee so that the hem can accomodate a bulky shoe. It’s suitable for everyday workwear. Not much risk here, but the classics are always appreciated.

The Washes (the color of the denim):

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Light: This faded version is most appropriate for the younger crowd.

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Medium: No age limit here. Classic and easy to find. Perfect for just about every occasion.

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Dark: Great option if you are going out and hitting the town hard. It’s dressier without being dressed up. Sleek and cool.

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Vintage: Work hard, play harder. It’s a bit roughed up and more distress will make the wash look better.




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