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In recent years, men everywhere have taken to wearing rather tight, figure-hugging jeans. While it’s eye-candy for the ladies, there are differences that need to be noted when choosing which fit to wear.

Side by side, these two styles may look similar but that’s far from the truth. There are subtle distinctions between these two types of jean which become noticeable when wearing them.

Slim-Fit Jeans

Slim fit jeans are similar to straight-leg jeans as both have a narrow leg opening that doesn’t flap about or flare out. They also contour to the shape of whoever is wearing them, but are a tighter fit than that of regular jeans.

There can be slight fit variations in different manufacturers and their jeans but the main similarity is the overall shape, which is narrow down the legs and even more so near the bottom. What is great about this style of jean is that it allows you the freedom of movement while still aligning to the structure of your frame and making you look super stylish.

Levis 511 Slim Fit Jeans Blue | Levis 511 Slim Fit Jeans Navy | Levis 511 Slim Fit Jeans Black

Skinny Jeans

Yes, skinny jeans do also sculpt to the shape of your figure, but they are a much tighter fit around the legs and hips; even narrower than that of the jeans above.

While these jeans show off what ‘your mamma gave ya’, they restrict your movement and mobility and so aren’t the most comfortable option available. Plus, your ‘fellas’ tend to feel a little crushed and unable to breathe.

Levis 510 Skinny Fit Jeans Blue | Levis Line 8 Skinny Jeans Blue | Levis Line 8 Skinny Jeans Black

Which Style is Right for You?

If you are looking to be mobile and stay active, then the slim-fit jean is the best choice for you. This is due to the jean being a wider fit, giving you the freedom of movement. The slim-fit jean is also seen as more casual than its opponent – the skinny jean.

However, this is not a written rule; you can wear either skinny or slim-fit, it is up to you. Just remember, the skinnier jean squashes your man plums more than the slim-fit. But, they do hug all the right places.

Written by Davinia Ridgwell

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