This season, skinny pants are out! Ok, maybe not fully expendable, but the style pendulum is swinging back towards the boot cut jeans of your youth. While you may be tempted to dig out a pair from the back of your close – ask yourself honestly, do they still fit? – today’s flares have a bit more of a modern feel.
What’s different about the new flares? First off, the leg is tapered on the thigh and down past the knee before gradually extending into a boot cut for that slim skinny look we all grew to love. Think of it as a combination, as if you’re skinnies and old boot cut jeans had a baby. The look is not only sleeker and sophisticated, but also makes for a great elongating silhouette.
Afraid you won’t be able to pull off denim that’s not clinging to your calves? No matter your dress size or body type, a flared leg will actually lengthen your legs, which will in turn improve the appearance of your thighs. This means if your short, you’ll actually look taller! If you’re plus-sized, you’ll look balanced and lean. Even a boyish figure will be enhanced due to a little extra fabric by your feet!
So jump on board this new flared trend! If you’re not ready to go all in, might we suggest incorporating just a pair or two into your wardrobe to change it up. No one says you need to give up your skinnies completely, but when you see how good you look in your new jeans, you might just want to!
Every so often, I am awarded the chance to review merchandise that leaves me awe-struck and wanting more. The Bowie jeans from the renowned denim brand Kasil Workshop are one such piece. Let me explain my enamor to you now so you can start saving up for a pair of your own, ’cause you need one.
First, although these jeans are pretty damn slim, they aren’t constrictive on the legs or the pelvis, which is my quintessential beef with skinny denim at large. Praise form-fitting! On top of that, the denim itself is super-soft and almost pliable, which not only helps them be more comfortable, but also makes the process of cuffing that much easier.
Secondly, despite being slim, Bowie’s pockets accommodate for all my carrying needs. The front pockets are deep, roomy, and sown with plum-colored cotton fabric – gotta say I love that last little detail. The right one also comes with a cute key pocket, perfect for storing a couple of quarters or a stick of gum. The back pockets are spacious too and come with a simple yet noticeable design, no studs or crazy patterns. Additionally, none of the pockets bulge when occupied, which I find a bit magical.
Thirdly, and this goes without saying, the stitching is top notch and the waist perfectly matches my waistline. Again, I’m head-over-heels in love with these jeans and I think you’d fall for them as well. Be sure to give their newest collection a gander at the Kasiljean Official Shop.
Did I mention that the interior of the cuffs match my Chucks?! SWOOOOoonnn….
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You probably shouldn’t be wearing skinny jeans given how some people ruined them for the rest of us. Still, something can be learned from talking about them.
KILL CITY BRAND – JUNKIE FITSTREAK WASH STRETCH TWILL
INFEASIBLE: Unisex skinny jeans
Even if hipsters hadn’t stripped us of the privilege to wear skinny jeans, unisex skinny jeans like these from Kill City would still be a dreadful idea. For like the billionth time, women can wear men’s jeans but not vice-versa and no in-betweens period. That and these in particular look like someone spilled milk all over them.
Grim Tim Dry Stretch Selvage
Feasible: Selvage, somewhat stretchy skinny jeans
In the distant future, maybe in a post-scarcity society run by cute robots and androgynes, the remaining men will shamelessly wear Nudie’s like the one featured above. Don’t hold your breath though.