Types of men’s denim jeans

They are a convenient outfit for all ages to have and range from skinny jeans to slim jeans

In Summary

• Men tend to have only three choices of colours for denim jeans

• Only women are ready to explore other colours like maroon, green, pink and brown

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Denim jeans have become a must-have in the wardrobe of every man, young and old.

No matter the choice of colours, they can be worn to casual events all the time.

However, men tend to be limited to black, blue and white denim jeans.

Only women are ready to explore other colours, like maroon, green, pink and brown.


This is the latest trend of jeans adopted by men aged 20-30.

Skinny jeans have a narrow leg style and at times have folds at the bottom.

They are best suited for slim men, who look a bit taller in them.

The bottom part of the trouser can either be fully folded, reducing its length, or have layers of fold.


We also have super skinny jeans, which have a lighter material that sticks to the legs.

Skinny jeans can be paired with tight-fitting tops and a blazer, not official shirts.


Tapered jeans follow the natural tapered shape of your legs, narrowing down from the thigh to the ankle.

Tapered jeans differ from slim jeans in that they refer to how the legs are cut.

While slim jeans refer to how the jeans fit around the leg.

 Tapered jeans can be worn in a casual outfit, rocking a T-shirt and white sneakers.

Alternatively, one can dress them up with some business casual shoes, a button-down shirt and a blazer.


This is the most basic style of denim jeans without any design from the waist to the feet.

They can be worn for both casual and smart casual looks.

Straight jeans have a stretchy material that does not have any extensions.

From the name, the jeans are basically straight.

These can be paired with denim shirts, long-sleeved T-shirts or even sweatshirts.


The difference between slim and skinny jeans is the fitness and allowance.

Slim jeans follow the contour of your legs without having to be shaped at the bottom.

Men with a bit wider legs need to go for an extra size to ensure the pants remain slim-fitting.

They can then adjust the size to what fits them.

Slim jeans are also versatile and have no limit on what to wear.

They can be worn with a blazer and shirt or a checked shirt from dealers such as insight clothing.

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