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The Definitive Guide to Mens Jeans: Finding Your Perfect Fit and Style

on Thu, Feb 27, 20

There’s so many different varieties of jeans out there when it comes to the world of denim. So much so that it can actually be quite confusing. Not only to tell the difference, but also in terms of finding your ideal style and fit. What’s actually the difference between mens slim fit jeans and skinny jeans? What’s actually a tapered leg? What’s the best style for your shape? Here at EQVVS, we want to make sure you’re clued up on the best jeans to suit your style, which is why we’ve put together our guide to some of our most popular styles. Along with our top picks from your favourite brands, including Emporio Armani, Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, and our latest addition, Nudie Jeans; we want you to find your next favourite pair of jeans right here!

Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans are a popular choice when it comes to modern trends and are quite a versatile style that provides a snug fit around the calves, helping to create a sleek and modern fit. While the clue is in the name, to ensure you get a good fitting pair of skinny jeans, there’s a few things to be aware of. Your ideal fit should of course not be too loose, but they shouldn’t be too tight either. This is especially important when it comes to the fit around the waist, as if it’s too tight this can alter the shape of your silhouette. It can sometimes be a case of experimenting with different sizes until you find the right fit, but a top tip is to buy an inch or two longer than you normally would, as this will stop them from riding upwards.


One of our favourites to arrive at EQVVS recently are these Skinny Fit Tight Terry Jeans from Nudie Jeans (£100), which are perfect for creating that classic style and a defined silhouette. We especially love these as Nudie Jeans design their garments with sustainability as a priority. Not only do they use vegan paper as an alternative to the traditional leather patch at the back, but they also offer free repairs for life. How’s that for value for money?

We’re also currently loving these Boss Skinny Fit Charleston Jeans (£139), which are part of the Boss Casualwear collection. The charcoal colourway is perfect for those who aren’t so keen on black or the traditional blue denim, and the stylish skinny fit is perfect for creating a laid back and casual look. Finished with the Boss branded leather patch at the rear, these skinny jeans will be a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

Skinny jeans are also a great option when it comes to creating a smarter look too, as these Pretty Green Skinny Fit Jeans (£80) demonstrate. Black is great for pairing with a button down shirt to create a stylish date night look or for a night out, and the cut of these will help to create a sleek and defined silhouette. The 5 pocket design is great for convenience while the Pretty Green logo features on the front and back pocket to really flaunt your style.

Slim Fit Jeans

If skinny jeans aren’t quite your thing, a pair of mens slim fit jeans might be more to your taste. Slim fit jeans are a modern and versatile addition to your wardrobe and still help to create a distinguished silhouette. They can be styled up or down depending on the occasion too. Wear with a button down shirt for a smart casual look or pair with your favourite tee and jacket for an effortlessly cool everyday look. Likewise, darker pairs are better for a smart casual style, while lighter pairs work best as part of your everyday wardrobe. While slim fit jeans work well on all body shapes and sizes, they work best on smaller builds due to their trim and simple cut. Those with bigger legs may find these tight around the calves, so a top tip is to go up a size if you need to - just make sure you get the length adjusted accordingly!


One of our favourites are these Slim Fit Lean Dean Jeans (£120) from Nudie Jeans, which are perfect for anyone who loves the classic blue jean style. As you’ll find with all Nudie Jeans products, you can wear these with confidence knowing that you’ve got free repairs for life and by rocking this pair you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment. Also featuring the traditional orange stitching and the Nudie Jeans ‘wave’ design on the back pockets, these jeans are most definitely a must have for your wardrobe.

We also love these J06 Slim Fit Emporio Armani Jeans (£140) which are a great choice for those who love a little extra luxury. Armani jeans are crafted with that hint of timeless elegance as well as ensuring everyday comfort, which is demonstrated perfectly in this bestselling style. The blue stretch cotton ensures a comfortable fit, while the iconic metal Armani logo badge sits proudly on the back pocket, along with the woven eagle displayed on the coin pocket.
Another addition to your casualwear wardrobe has to be these Lacoste Slim Fit Jeans (£105) which are a stylish everyday staple. There’s 5 pockets for plenty of convenience, and the jeans are finished with branded leather patch and of course, the classic embroidered Lacoste crocodile logo on the back pocket. Pair with your favourite tee or polo shirt along with crisp, white trainers and you’ll be good to go.

Straight Leg Jeans

Straight leg jeans are known to create a clean line from knee to ankle, and the looser fit means they suit a variety of different body shapes. Because they’re looser, a key thing to remember when styling them is to keep the fit of your whole outfit consistent so that the top and bottom matches. Specifically, looser fitting layers often work best as opposed to tight fitting shirts and tees. Straight leg jeans are also a good way to wear the double denim look, but again make sure you keep the fit of the whole outfit consistent!


These Tommy Hilfiger Straight Fit Denton Jeans (£110) are a great way to rock the straight leg style thanks to their classic cut and shape. Perfect for creating a relaxed and laid back look that’s effortlessly cool, these jeans will soon be a part of your everyday ensemble. You can also show off your style too, as they feature both a Tommy Hilfiger branded leather patch, along with the iconic Hilfiger stripe on the rear pockets.
For those who prefer darker shades, these Pretty Green Burnage Jeans (£80) fit the bill nicely. These are cut to a regular fit which makes them perfect for everyday wear, but the darker colour means they’ll also be a great choice for occasions where something a little smarter is needed! Alternatively, we love these J21 Emporio Armani Jeans (£110) which show off the classic Armani branding and are finished with golden orange stitching on the seams.

Tapered Leg Jeans

Finally, let's take a look at tapered leg jeans. This is a modern and versatile style that will soon become a key piece in your wardrobe. On the practical side, they’re a slightly more comfortable alternative to skinny jeans, all while still creating a distinguished silhouette. From a style perspective too, they’re also easier to style than slim fit or skinny jeans due to the fact they don’t throw the proportion of your build off, which may be the case if you’re of a slightly larger build and opt for skinny jeans. When it comes to pairing with other wardrobe essentials, the possibilities are endless. For a smart casual look, pair with a simple button down shirt and jacket, or for classic everyday, go for a plain t-shirt or crew neck jumper, and finish with a pair of white plimsolls.


For a comfortable pair of jeans you can wear everyday, we love these Steady Eddie II Jeans from Nudie Jeans (£120). Tapered jeans are designed to give you greater ability for movement, so they’re a great option for anyone who is constantly on the move. The classic dark colour of these Steady Eddie jeans means that you can easily pair them with other staples in your wardrobe too, while they’re still smart enough for those occasions where you need to be a bit more spruced up.

For an edgier look, we love these Taber Rip & Repair Jeans (£99) from the Boss Casualwear collection. In addition to the tapered fit, the rip and repair exterior creates a laid back style and contemporary silhouette, which makes them a great option for both everyday wear and nights out. Finished with the Boss branded leather patch at the back, you’ll need these in your collection of everyday essentials.

If you really want to make a statement, we recommend these Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Classic Tapered Fit Jeans (£150). What really makes these stand out jeans is the painted on-orb logo which features on the back pocket, giving them a little something extra. Finished with a the classic elements a good pair of jeans has, such as contrast stitching and branded leather logo patch, these will be your new favourite jeans and then some.

We hope this has given you some inspiration when it comes to finding that ideal pair of jeans for your wardrobe. Whether you’re wanting to experiment with a new style or you need to upgrade a pair of old faithfuls, check out our selection of designer denim from your favourite brands here at EQVVS and find your perfect match!

Or, take our short quiz and find out what jeans type is best for you!


Written by Amy Jackson - Content Writer at My Favourite Voucher Codes - 24th February 2020

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