Different Styles of Jeans for Men

There is no other garment as versatile and universal as a pair of jeans. So, how do you find the perfect fit for you? Well, it’s going to take some experimentation because there are a surprising number of styles, even just for men. It might sound like hard work, but the time and effort are thoroughly worth it as when you find your ideal jeans, it’s a lifetime love affair.

Whilst the search continues, you can dabble with some different styles along the way. Denim started to become popular in around 1871 and has been evolving for over two centuries. When you go jeans shopping, you might only have ‘blue jeans’ on your mind, but there are a myriad of shades, details, fits and washes to consider. Don’t think you must limit yourself to the same type you’ve been wearing all this time, here are the men’s styles that are sure to contain the perfect fit for you:

  1. Straight

The straight cut is the most commonly work style with the straight fit pretty much self-explanatory. The thigh area is not wide, and the fabric does not widen as it travels down the leg either. There is no variance, it’s just straight and this style suits those guys with an athletic shape. Check out the range of Farah Jeans available from

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  1. Skinny

All the rage right now, skinny fit jeans cling to the body’s shape, offering a flattering contour. These jeans sit tight on the thighs and calf muscles, narrowing down towards the hem. They give the appearance of longer and slimmer legs, so are a good choice for men with shorter legs.

  1. Slim Fit

These are very much like skinny fit but not quite so tight. They are a good choice for fitting the lower body just right, being not too loose or overly tight. Men who are thinner should not avoid these as they are a flattering cut.

  1. Relaxed

Relaxed fit jeans are the ultimate in comfort with a slightly bigger thigh and calf area, ideally suited to men with wider legs. However, the cut is such that it looks flattering on almost all body shape types.

  1. Bootcut

If you love the cowboy look, then you have them to thank for this style of jeans. They were designed so the jeans would fit over the top of cowboy boots. They are a great choice for more muscular guys.

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  1. Loose Fit

These jeans feature lots of fabric on the thighs, hips and calf areas, being purposely baggy in their cut. They are most flattering to men with a wider lower body shape or anyone who wants to look like Eminem!