So we’ve arrived in 2016, another year wiser and (probably) about an inch or two too wide in the belt. So we need to consider getting a comfortable pair of jeans to see us through till we drop those unsightly pounds again. But what? Well if we’re thinking of jeans that aren’t going to cost the Earth and are going to be comfortable enough for the duration, I can only think of one brand!
Shipping Up to Boston Jeans!
Wait what? Not Wrangler this time? Surely a pair of Wrangler Durable jeans would be perfect. Comfortable, durable, a great price. Why would any other pair of jeans be better than a good old trusty pair of Wrangler jeans.
All of the above is true. Except when you consider that these Boston Jeans are £14.99 here. £14.99?! How can they get the materials that cheap?
OK you might be thinking, they must feel cheap. Well, sorry to say all but that they do not. Sure, I’m a Wrangler fan and nothing is going to beat those bad boys in the comfort and durability terms. But these jeans don’t feel cheap at all. If anything, they just feel like a really comfortable pair of men’s jeans.
In a range of colours, these are a solid pair of jeans that you can rely on. And let/’s be honest, you don’t want an awesome set of jeans for this period. You need a pair you don’t mind getting rid of when you’ve shed those pounds. Not saying these are disposable, but I’m less attached to them than I am Wranglers.
Alternatively, Embarrass yourself slim
Really want motivation? Buy some skinny jeans and force yourself to wear them. After 3 days you will be DESPERATE to shed those unsightly pounds so that when you’re back to fighting weight you can joyously done your favorite pair of jeans. It may even stop you pigging out in the first place, as you will want nothing more than to avoid that next time!
So we’ve made it to the end of another year! It’s Christmas and we’re all going to be having a massive time of it I’m sure. However, I think it’s worth reflecting on some of our favourite jeans from the last 12 months. Maybe some will be in our sticking this year (we have big feet) or maybe not. But whatever happens, these jeans have made our 2015.
We were already big Wrangler fans before we came across these jeans, but I mean just look at them. That same great Wrangler look and style, the same comfort, but tougher?
We didn’t quite know how we would test these Wrangler jeans. They’re tough and we’ve worn them all year with no problem. However, one of our colleagues found himself tumbling down a slippery hill late one Saturday night and we are pleased to report that the jeans (and him) survived relatively unscathed. They needed a brush down, but the denim stayed strong, so they get my vote!
We like a lot of different jeans, but more than anything what we love is a good bargain. While we know we can get that from Wrangler with the durable range, there’s something about a pair of men’s jeans that cost less than £20 that appeals to everyone and that’s what we found with these Crosshatch jeans.
They’re not sophisticated and they’re not perfect, but the look and feel of wearing them is way more than what you’d expect for under £20. Yes you may be able to buy cheaper at a supermarket from their own brand, but we loved the quality of these.
I still associate Vans with men’s trainers as you’d probably expect. But we were pleasantly surprised by their jeans.
They are fantastic quality and feel comfortable and durable. They also look great, at home at any club or bar you care to frequent. Perfect for the young man about town!
So we’re fast approaching Christmas and the gift buying must be reaching fever pitch! Have you sorted those men’s jeans you were going to buy? Not yet? Then you need to listen to what we’ve got left to say before you charge into buying those men’s jeans!
There are a huge range of fantastic brands as we’ve discussed over the last few weeks. Wrangler jeans, Lee, Levi, Crosshatch, Vans, we’ve been on and on discussing them. Now we should finish of discussing a couple of other key points.
Colour of the Rainbow
Looking at all the different jeans that are around, you might well think that the colour of jeans is pretty simple. There’s blue or black, white if your giftee is interested in that style. Then however you might see some jeans that come in a variety of different colours. Surely it would be festive to pick up a pair of Wrangler Texas Stretch jeans in red to match their jumper? Or a green pair for the same reason. Keeping the jeans festive is important.
However, let’s be sensible and remember that these men’s jeans are going to be worn all year round when you buy the right pair. So if you choose a colour for your giftee that they would never wear outside of the festive season it’s going to be a bit of a waste.
The same can be said for style. We’ve been over how the different styles of men’s jeans are suited to different body types. So if you get the wrong style of jeans, then they are unlikely to get worn at all. The idea is pretty simple in that regard. We’ve talked about buying to the right brand, but we also need to be careful to buy the right colour and style too. The best way to ensure this is to check if you can (or ask someone who can) and think about the different styles of jeans you have seen this person wearing. That way you will guarantee a happy Christmas morning!
Christmas is about family occasions. They’re about getting together with the people you love and sitting down together for meals, games and generally feeling comfortable. However, what do you do if you’re required to be a bit more formal? There are some families who treat Christmas as being a pretty formal occasion. How are you supposed to settle down to a Christmas dinner in tight, uncomfortable pair of trousers. Surely you’d be better in a comfortable pair of wrangler jeans? How can you get away with that this Christmas?
Remember the whole point of this exercise is ensuring that when you sit down for Christmas dinner, you have a pair of comfortable jeans on. There’s no point in arguing to wear comfortable clothing and turning up in a tight fitting set of bootcut wrangler jeans. This is where the stretch range of Wrangler’s really does come into it’s own. Plenty of room for turkey!
There are some pairs of jeans that are never going to be acceptable in polite society. They’re the bright, off the beaten track colours that make you think look good in your local night club, but I can guarantee you’re not going to get away with it at your in-laws dinner table. Stick to dark blues and blacks, they look sensible and are more likely to go “unnoticed”
Don’t make a song and dance about it
Remember, you’re wearing the jeans for your benefit. Not for the benefit of those who you’re with. They might have noticed your jeans, they might not. Whatever they want to talk about over the washing up later is up to then. The chances are that people will likely forget about these things pretty quickly after a few sherries and mince pies. Just relax in the comfort of your jeans and worry not about the consequences.
To finish off our exploration of the various different men’s jeans you can choose from, we want to look at two opposite ends of the scale. Some names are synonymous with denim, others may not necessarily leap to mind for everyone. Not unknown, just known in different circles. So for this review of different men’s jeans available to you, we’re going to look at each end of that scale and see what’s what.
Men’s Levi Jeans
When people think of jeans, the chances are they either think of Wrangler jeans or Levi jeans. Levis represent an almost pinnacle of denim, the best men’s jeans that money can buy. True, many brands have since charged more for their jeans, coined the label of ‘designer jeans’ and expanded their ranges with many weird and wonderful ideas. But Levi is that brand that at it’s heart has become one of the corner stones on which the whole denim industry is based.
The thing is and some people may disagree here, Levi jeans are among the best men’s jeans in the world, fact. They are as iconic as they are well made. The thing to remember is that often times when something gains a reputation for being outstanding, it’s because it actually is. There are many great jeans around, but if you choose a pair of Levi jeans, you are making a great choice.
Men’s Crosshatch Jeans
Now I put a massive disclaimer at the start here in that I know Crosshatch jeans are by no means a fly by night designer. Established in 2001 they have been producing great jeans at great prices for years. They aren’t as well known as Levi’s but they are still brilliant.
Priced at as low as £15, they are obviously cheaper than Levi’s. They’re also great to wear and come in a variety of great styles ideal for almost any casual occasion. Understand when I say that I like Wrangler and Levi for their supreme quality. But Crosshatch are available at a much cheaper price while remaining a great pair of jeans.
Getting the right brand of anything is important. Getting the right brand of men’s jeans is even more vital than you think it is. There’s so many great brands available that choosing the right one is vital. So we’re about the help you a whole lot. There are two very similar brands of men’s jeans (in name at least) that we’re now going to make the distinction for you.
Lee Jeans are a great collection of Men’s jeans for the modern man. From the Lee Brooklyn to the Lee Daren, Powell and more. Lee jean’s for men are a great brand and they come in a variety of styles.
The Lee Brooklyn jeans are a great set of jeans for your everyday denim wearer. They even come in a stretch denim style perfect for everyday use. With comfort, style, colours and materials all ticked, they represent the perfect men’s jeans for any man. Add in great prices and you know that you’re onto a winner.
But there’s more to Lee jeans that these. Take Lee Powell jeans for example. They’re a fantastic set of low, slim jeans for wearing on a night out to a bar or club with your friends. If you’re looking for a great range of styles, you can’t go wrong with Lee jeans.
See how this could get confusing? Lee Cooper Jeans sound like a collection from the Lee jeans range. They are in fact a seperate brand, with their own great range of jeans.
They lean more towards the going out style of men’s jeans, with the modern faded look that remains popular in the more trendy men’s jeans. They’re priced extremely competitively and look like a set of jeans two, three times the price.
Two more great brands, both well worth a look as you head into Christmas. What next? You’ll find out.
So having identified what size and style men’s jeans you need to buy for Christmas, you now need to think of an appropriate brand of men’s jeans. Now as is often the case with these things, the answer to the question of style will feature in this. However, let’s look at some ideas for brands of men’s jeans that might be appropriate.
Men’s Wrangler Jeans
We love Wrangler Jeans here (as may be obvious by some of our posts). They are a brand of jeans that offer fantastic quality on top of great style and comfort. In all honesty the complete package. They’ve got a huge range of styles to suit any look and feel.
That being said, the reputation is Wrangler jeans is one of Cowboys and blue collar workers. They’re men’s jeans that are rugged and tough, something Wrangler are not interested in distancing themselves from with ranges relating to Texas and works like Toughmax in their product descriptions. They’re aren’t limited to these things, with Wrangler Ben and Wrangler Pittsboro jeans offering an alternative look and style. However, they’re jeans to be bought for the everyman, not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty.
Men’s Vans Jeans
To mix this up let’s look at something that is definitely not to be associated with blue collar manual workers!
Men’s vans jeans are a great offering from the traditional skaters standard bearer. Featuring a slim, tapered cut, these jeans are more readily associated with young hipsters, often wearing Van’s trainers and sometimes with their baseball caps on backwards. They are for the young and the young at heart. So if it’s useful exuberance you’re after, with a slim cut, Men’s vans jeans are a great choice.
Next week we’ll look at two more great Denim brands that it is very easy to confuse! Namely Lee and Lee Cooper men’s jeans!
Christmas is coming! You may not like it but there are only 55 days left to buy that special someone that gift that says what they mean to you. Well, we hope you care enough about some people to buy them more than a pair of socks(!) and one thing we would definitely recommend for that special fella in your life is a pair of nice men’s jeans.
So where to begin? How do you get the perfect pair of men’s jeans for your man? Let Denimhub guide you.
Before you go off looking at different styles of men’s jeans you need to identify one key piece of information. What size jeans are required! There’s no point putting the effort into picking your man a pair of jeans if he’s just going be unable to get into the (or find they’re falling down) on Christmas morning. So you need to find out what size of jeans he needs. Find a current pair too! No point getting one out of his wardrobe that he hasn’t worn in weeks, because the chances are there’s a reason for that. So get a pair out he’s just washed or maybe casually bring it up in conversation (your a size 32″!? No, you’re much skinnier than that) That way there’s no disappointment.
Get the style right
Almost as important as the above is the style of men’s jeans. If your man wears comfortable, baggy jeans he might not appreciate a set of skin tight tapered jeans and vice versa. It might not seem a lot (jeans are jeans right?!) but the fact is that unless you get a pair that are perfect for them then the chances are you won’t see them again.
Next time, getting the brand right. Is your guy a Wrangler man? Or a Lee man? Maybe he’s into Levi or Lee Cooper? This and more.
We’re going to finish off our look at different mens jeans for different body types by looking into some jeans for more stocky men. Now then, there is a temptation here to maybe go for tight fitting jeans to show off the muscular build. However, I would recommend steering clear of skinny mens jeans for this one. The purpose being is that there’s nothing to be gained by squeezing into skinny jeans when other jeans can likely work just as well. And there’s another reason.
Avoid Low Rise Men’s Jeans
Low rise jeans on someone of regular build can look good and they are certainly popular in the skinny jeans category. However, if you’re of a stocky build, I would urge you to avoid them. It’s important not to draw too much attention to your height and low rise jeans will certainly do that. So what would be best for you?
In our experience, we would recommend a set of mens jeans with a slightly wider fit. Look to comfortable, regular fit jeans. There’s no need to go for anything tighter and these will allow you maximum room, while being stylish.
We recommend: Wrangler Durable Jeans
Comfort is what Wrangler jeans do best. Their Texas Stretch ranger, the Arizona range, men’s Wrangler jeans epitomise style and comfort. We should also give a shout out to the Lee Brooklyn jeans we mentioned last week which were also strong candidates. However, to prove that you can get a great set of Wrangler jeans for under £30, we would recommend the Wrangler Durable jeans range. As far as men’s Wrangler jeans go, they’re up there with the best anyone can throw at you. They’re not necessarily going to match up with Wrangler’s other ranges but considering you can buy a pair for as little as £29.99 we think there’s not contest. Great Wrangler jeans, comfortable and stretchy for £29.99 (here at Jean Scene) who can ask for anything more?
We’ve covered a number of different body types in our posts about what styles of mens jeans are best for each individual body shape. We’ve recommended different styles and given our opinion on the matter. They are just suggestions, you can’t pigeon hole people. So whatever style you feel suits you is what’s best.
That being said, we’re going to continue our exploration of this idea by looking at the fuller gentleman. You can understand what I mean by that. So what style of denim would be best for these fellas?
Don’t Go Skinny
Well to start with I wouldn’t recommend skinny, tight jeans. We all know that they are considered very trendy and fashionable with a number of male celebs donning them on television and in glossy magazines. That being said, just because celebrities wear them doesn’t mean you should. What you should be looking for in your mens jeans is a more comfortable, relaxed fit. Something that provides that little bit of extra space and allows you comfort from your jeans. Obvious really, no point in squeezing yourself into tight jeans when these look better and wear better on you.
We recommend: Lee Brooklyn Comfort Jeans
There is a temptation in this scenario to duck this choice as there are so many great mens jeans that match this description. However, we’re opting for Lee Brooklyn Comfort jeans. Mens Lee jeans are stylish, easy to wear and are available at great prices that won’t break the bank. In terms of bang for book, Lee jeans are up there with Wrangler for providing top quality denim at a reasonable price. There are a number of mens Wrangler jeans that could also fit this bill but we like the blend offered by Lee Brooklyn jeans and for our purposes here, we think that their comfort jeans range is one of the best denims you can buy.