Jun 24, 2009
Look at these cool guys..
Awesome for us, we have a great selection of pant fits to choose from. However, one thing people are always confusing are slim fits and skinny jeans. To plainly get it out of the way, SLIM FIT IS NOT SKINNY. Nowhere near. Sure, they sound similar but if you go to a store and try on both fits, you will know that they are drastically different. Allow me to explain.
Here are the three fits in question.
Straight fit is usually the standard type of fit for denim. There are also Boot Cut and “Relaxed”, but for the sake of comparison, we won’t talk about them now. Straight fits are good with any kind of shoes you wear, and nearly any kind of physique. They’re just standard fit denim, no questions asked. If you aren’t sure, go with straight as they will never fail you.
It is just as the name implies: slimmer than straight. That’s all there is to it. This fit is narrower in the thighs so if you play football or do a lot of leg lifts, they will be strange to fit into at first. However, there isn’t any hugging of the nuts as people would love to say these days. They should be called thigh huggers if anything.
Skinny pants are what can be considered tight. I mean, really fucking tight. Skinny pants have supremely narrower legs than anything in this world. These are man leggings.
As you can see, the fits get slimmer and slimmer. Slim fit is slightly slimmer than the standard, however skinny is ridiculously snug. Here’s how they look in comparison to each other:
When you see the 3 different fits next to each other, you realize how much they differ. Many people think skinny/slim are the same thing but they aren’t. Slim fit pants are what I normally wear, and if I’d have to wear skinny someday (yeah, okay), I would wear it by going up at least two sizes in waist to compensate for the lack of room. Many retailers go down sizes when they make skinny denim, so if you have any kind of muscular build, I would definitely suggest to not even bothering with skinny denim. Just get slim fits and go down a size—skinny isn’t even worth it.
Why wear slim fits/skinny
They look really good, and believe it or not, they’re extremely comfortable. Personally, I prefer slim fit styles over all, especially when it comes to denim. Contrary to popular belief, they do not choke your crotch or make you feel uneasy. Quite the opposite actually. They keep your shit nice and tight and locked down and you just feel so firm and planted. You also don’t get that dragging feeling of wearing looser and baggier pants. Don’t even bother with boot cuts or relaxed fits unless you buy them as work pants for construction or lumberjacking.