Here’s a catch-22: You don’t like shopping for jeans, but they’re your favorite wardrobe staple. Odds are you’ve been rocking the same few pairs well past their prime. They say the suit makes the man, but we’d argue it’s the jeans, so why not invest in some new pairs of denim?
They need to fit—and they need to fit well. But let’s be clear here: Fitting well doesn’t have to mean fitting tight. When jeans fit well, they aren’t slouchy. They stay under your waist. There should be some sort of shape under there. However, a lot of fit guys have issues with fit, because of the size of their quads, calves, and hamstrings.
To help you determine the best pair for you, we put together a guide of the top options for five major body types. In case this is news to you, the male form is broken down into three main body types: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. But since not every guy fits neatly into one of those “types,” we also included ecto/mesomorph as well as meso/endomorph.
Here’s what you need to know to figure out what body type is most like yours:
- Ectomorph is a thin guy with a thin frame
- Ectomorph-mesomorph is the tall-ish, skinny-ish guy
- Mesomorph is an average guy with an average frame
- Mesomorph-endomorph is the bigger-than-average guy
- Endomorph is a large guy with a large frame
Scroll through to find the best jeans for your body type.
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