All About Denim: Straight Leg Jeans

Fashion is typically not man’s strong suit. Try as we might, our gender as a whole usually isn’t the best at following the latest trends or even finding clothes that fit our bodies. But that doesn’t mean all is lost.

Denim is quite possibly one of the most versatile articles of clothing a guy can own. Dressed up or dressed down, a nice pair of jeans can be worn for any number of occasions. But take one look at the denim section of a store – or in some instances an entire store – and you may find your head starting to spin.

Stare at the selection too long and your eyes will glaze over, but look closely at the straight legs. As a novice to denim, this is where you want to start.

The Fit: Straight Leg Jeans


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Straight leg jeans are the most basic of jean styles. They’re named after their straight cut style that doesn’t taper in or flare out like other styles. The diameter of the leg is roughly the same from the knee to the ankle, giving way for the more subtle style of straight leg denim.

Who Wears Straight Leg Jeans?

Straight legs offer a utilitarian approach to jean fashion. They’re not just for hipsters or urbanites – often times they’re worn by someone just looking for a durable pair of denim pants. Because the style isn’t associated with any particular group, straight legs are a denim cut that transcends the trends of fashion. The style can be worn by young and old alike, so don’t be surprised to see your dad sporting the same pair of Levi’s.

If you’re looking for the simplest way to get in and out of the store with a pair of jeans in hand, look to the straight leg jeans. They don’t go out of fashion and they fit any body shape, so it’s difficult to fail. And that’s pretty much you’re goal after all: to not fail.

If straight leg jeans aren’t a good fit for you, check out our other guides to skinny jeans, boot cut jeans, and loose fit jeans.

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