How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Learned To Love Skinny Jeans

Now a lot has been said over the last few weeks about skinny jeans. I am ill qualified to comment on matter’s pertaining to women’s jeans. Men’s Jeans however I think I can help with. Not sure I can help with men’s skinny jeans though. Can I?

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The title (for those who are too young to remember when films were in black and white for reasons other than style) is of course a reference to Dr. Strangelove. And while comparing skinny jeans to the atomic bomb may seem a bit over the top, please understand when I say that I was by no means prepared to test out men’s skinny jeans. They are uncomfortable and I really don’t have the legs for it (I’m serious).

Learning To Love The Jeans

Despite this, everything deserves a fair hearing. And given that my last pair of skinny jeans were now too small to go over my arm, I tried to put up with a pair.

Early impressions were bad. Let’s get one thing straight. I know what size jeans I need. The fact that I was seriously questioning my own eyes when trying on a pair of jeans does not mean my diet is failing worse than I thought. It does mean that these jeans are tight. I mean seriously. My friend told me the clues in the name (cheers mate).

That being said I am a sucker for seeing bad ideas through to the end. I wore these jeans therefore for a few days. The first few were not pleasant. Changing in and out of them took considerably more effort than my Wrangler Durables (so comfortable…sorry).

But then a funny thing actually happened. I started to enjoy wearing them. I know, it was a strange and terrifying experience. I caught myself walking down the street with confidence. I felt like I actually looked good. I got the appeal for a few glorious days. Men’s skinny jeans aren’t so bad.

Since then, I’ve changed by to my normal jeans and I think I still prefer bog standard regular fit. I’m going to stop having a go at men’s skinny jeans (except ex girlfriend jeans, that’s a stage too far). They’re a choice and you are free to make it for yourself. So if you want some skinny jean’s why not try these!