Everyones entitled to looking and feeling great, and whether you’re 5’5, on the upper side of 6ft or anywhere in between, you’re no exception. The fit of your trousers/jeans is crucial in looking trendy and mature, and as you’re on Mainline MENSwear, we’re gonna assume you want to know how to dress like a man.
When it comes to clothing, there’s nothing more silly than seeing someone in poorly fitted jeans that are blatantly too large for the wearer. It doesn’t matter how high quality your clothes are, baggy looking trousers will immediately bring your whole outfit down making you look childish and immature.
For the man of shorter stature in particular, special care has to be taken when choosing the right jeans as fit can sometimes be an issue. Fear not, however, as we’re here to make your life easier so you can be confident in your purchase and even more so in your physical appearance! Just follow this article on the best jeans for short legs.
The main thing when selecting jeans for the man of shorter stature is to get the balance of length and width right. This may sound like more work than necessary when selecting some jeans, but it’s just a simple case of making sure your trousers of choice add length to your legs rather than adding further ‘stout’ to your already shorter frame; a mistake which will in turn cause your legs to look shorter than they really are.
For the reasons above, we recommend slim fit jeans over everything. Slim fit will hug your legs making them look thinner and longer, without the excessive tightness of skinny fit that can make people look top heavy – particularly shorter gents.
You can go for skinny fit jeans so long as you’re a slim, slender or skinny build yourself; but if you’re of average build and beyond, slim is going to be the best fit without a doubt as it will balance out the width of your upper body whilst still adding the illusion of length to your legs.
To sum up, selecting jeans for short legs really is easy; it’s simply a matter of going for jean fits that accentuate the length of your legs by making them look slimmer. Thus, go for slim or skinny fit jeans to get the most out of this illusion. Tapered fit trousers can work, so long as the jeans aren’t too loose fitting around the thigh area and don’t taper too quickly.
Written by Aaron Thompson