Adult readers and supervised teens, let's face it: there's not a whole lot of controversy about the fit of the front of men's jeans. It's two pockets and a fly. Sometimes the waistband covers the bellybutton, usually it's an inch or two below. Unless you're a hustler (or a rustler), it's all pretty standard stuff.
The fit in the rear, however...
This is a point of great debate. How -- and where -- should a man's seat sit? There are two highly polarized positions around this issue: the snug school and the baggy school.
Having done extensive online research in anticipation of my Kwik Sew men's jeans project, I have discovered the most popular trends in panted posteriors. Here goes.
The reigning ideal look for the fit fellow is this: snug, with only the slightest hint of the double cheek. Pocket position will vary, as will embellishment, but the basics stay the same.
Here we find ourselves in jeggings territory. This is to be avoided, friends, for what I hope are obvious reasons. Justin Bieber, maybe. Scratch that; never, on anyone.
As American as apple pie, and you can eat a lot of it in these: the ubiquitous baggy seat or Daddy jeans.
Another American classic, the high-waister with the roomy thigh. Inoffensive but flattering to few and hardly the stuff of Harlequin Romances or steamy daytime soaps. I say ugh.
This is my preference: Not too tight, not too loose, dark, with minimal embellishment. And cool with canvas Converse.
This is cute but once again we're in teen territory. Not for the over twenty-five.
Ouch on these Levi's -- the center seam looks too high to me. Thong-like fits are a no-no.
Friends, what do you think? I want to hear from you but one caveat. Please limit yourselves to buttocks, posterior, andthe ever-elegant seat. Fanny, tush, and buttare discouraged; ass and you're grounded.
How should a man's pants fit?
Comments are most welcome but remember the rules. There are children reading -- and some very sheltered adults!
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