Slim Fit Jeans: from a trend to a standard
From a long-standing trend, Slim Fit has become one of the most popular cuts for both men's and women’s jeans in skateboarding. As the name suggests, this style is characterised by one thing: a tight-fitting, straight-cut leg. These five-pocket pants are made of pure cotton denim or a mix of cotton and stretch materials. Here you can find slim fit
From a long-standing trend, Slim Fit has become one of the most popular cuts for both men's and women’s jeans in skateboarding. As the name suggests, this style is characterised by one thing: a tight-fitting, straight-cut leg. These five-pocket pants are made of pure cotton denim or a mix of cotton and stretch materials. Here you can find slim fit pants and jeans for guys and gals alike.
Slim Fit Jeans or Skinny Jeans - What's the Difference?
By definition, the term "slim fit" simply suggests that the pants have a tight cut. As you’ve probably already noticed, there are also other differences in how the pants actually sit. Slim fit jeans are therefore not the same as skinny jeans. Skinny jeans are a more extreme version of the slim fit and are basically like a second skin. Drainpipes are also another sub-category of slim fit pants. This type of jeans varies, however, in that the pant legs are straight at the bottom; whereas skinny jeans are tapered, tightly hugging the calves and ankles.
Most slim fit jeans from skateboard and streetwear brands such as Levi's Skate, Dickies, Kr3w and Volcom are cut a bit wider so that you aren’t restricted when skating. Nevertheless, these pants still have the basic tighter hugging legs that characterise this style of jeans. You can easily distinguish the skinny jeans on our models by how tight they fit on their legs. In particular, the pants from Cheap Monday have already reached cult-status.
Slim Fit pants for men? and for skating??
Of course, there are some people who are dead set in their “traditional” mentality and don’t think slim fit or skinny jeans belong on the legs of men, and especially not on skaters. You shouldn’t take the opinions of these intolerant, conformist, and sometimes homophobic and sexist people too seriously. Thoughtless remarks like “slim fit is gay” or “that’s only for girls” should be met with a simple smile and middle finger salute.
In the end, all that’s important is that you feel good in your clothes and in your own skin. So if it suits you, rock it!
What shoes should you wear with slim fit jeans?
If you’re concerned about your choice of shoes to wear with skinny or slim fit jeans, we’re here to help. Even if there are some differences of opinion, slim fit jeans pair best with narrow low-top skate shoes and sneakers or slip-ons. Otherwise, it’s always a safe bet when you simply wear what you want, how you want to. The key to style is confidence!
What to keep in mind when purchasing Slim Fit pants:
Don’t order your slim fit pants too small. You still need to be able to move around in your clothes. Otherwise, it won’t be long before you lose that top button or rip the crotch of your pants while skating or even just chilling.
If you like it tight, choose a pair of pants that sits tight on the models in our product pictures. You won’t get the look you’re going for by simply ordering a smaller size than usual.
In our product descriptions, you will learn how the pants or jeans really fit. We’ll tell you the size of our models and the size of the pants they’re wearing so you can best orientate yourself. If the pants run smaller or larger as compared to others, we’ll also let you know in the description.
If in addition to cotton, other materials such as elastane, polyester or polyamide are mentioned in our product descriptions, this means that the pants have some give and are stretchy. The additional flexibility is especially beneficial when you skate.
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