Every Man Essentials: Straight-Leg Denim
There’s a reason Every Man Essential number six is specific to straight-leg denim. It’s due to the fact that there are so many variations of denim out there. From super skinny to extra wide, it’s easy to see why so many men lack proper judgement when it comes to wearing well-fitting jeans. I mean, how’s a guy to choose?
1. Diesel Safado Straight-Leg Jeans (sale $177.65, Bluefly): Done in a medium blue (which looks more yellowed in the photo than in real life), these Diesel jeans are good quality. And for the price tag they certainly should be. Made in Italy, the mid-weight crosshatched denim has purposeful fading along the thigh and seat. The thighs are creased for a worn-in appearance. These straight-leg jeans are far from skinny; they’ve got a 16-inch opening.
2. Levi’s® 501® Jean in Worn True Wash (select colours $69.50, J.Crew): History lesson time! This jean first debuted more than 100 years ago, made from iconic Cone Denim®. Because of the quality and timeless appeal of the jeans, they’re still available today. They’re hand-sanded for an authentic worn-in look. And while they are straight-leg, these classic jeans still have a relaxed fit.
3. GAP 1969 Premium Straight Fit Jeans ($54.50, GAP): From their Gap 1969 Premium Jeans line, check out these straight-leg jeans. Redesigned for a better fit, Gap’s new and improved straight-leg denim features adjustments to the back rise. What does this mean for you? Less pull when you sit down, no gaping, and an easier fit around your hips.