A Guide to Styling Men’s Slim Fit Jeans

a guide to men's slim fits

Typically we aren’t ones to take on myth busting, but as jean trends go, there is something we need to address.

Fact: not all slim fits are created skinny

As tailored, more polished jeans have continued to rise in popularity, so has our pool of options – and for good reason. These jeans offer a slightly more elevated, and arguably put-together look that we can’t scroll past in our Instagram feeds without pausing for a quick double-tap.

Here are our styling tips for making a slim fit work for you.

Double Dose of Denim

a clean, dark wash that pairs well with others (denim)
Jack & Jones Mike Slim Jean // Levi’s The Trucker Jacket

Hit copy and paste on your tried and blues. Everyone loves a comeback kid, and this nineties trend is back in full force. We love the idea of pairing a darker wash jean with a lighter denim on top to complete a look that’s sure to get attention.

Jack & Jones is a new brand to our denim roster, but we are loving the balance of understated detailing in a modern, super slim, silhouette.

Seasonal Switch

Dope is giving us major summer vibes by adding strategic destruction to the perfect light wash.
DOPE Devision Taper Jean // Nova Industries Floral T-shirt

There is something about a light wash that screams summer, and we can’t help but chime in with a resounding YES.

DOPE is our go-to brand for leading streetwear trends in men’s denim, and this strategically placed destruction is what we love them for. The Devision Taper is just that, a super slim fit that goes from a mid-rise waist to a tapered bottom opening ideal for showing off those new shoes you may have picked up.

With a trending light wash and slight destruction, we love pairing these jeans with a statement graphic that brings the cool factor front and center.

Next-level Detailing

rock revival has revolutionized the idea of denim detailing - and we are here for it.
Rock Revival Stan Slim Straight Jean // Buckle Black Space Tank

Make a statement without saying a word.

The Stan slim fit from Rock Revival adds a level of unique detailing that kicks your look up a notch. This jean falls into our comfort stretch category, meaning that it is closer to a true rigid denim in look and feel, but still offers just enough stretch where you want it.

An added bonus, all of that destruction you see is actually denim backed so you can slip on without worries.

Casual Comforts

go for the classic approach by pairing graphic tees and plaid with a medium wash jean.
BKE Alec Straight Jean // Affliction Devils Trail T-shirt // BKE Plaid Athletic Shirt

The day-to-day hustle is real, and we love this classic take on denim and plaid.

From BKE, the Alec is the slim fit you dream of. We’re taking it up a notch in the stretch categories, with this low-rise slim fit falling in superior stretch. Think soft denim that moves with you without losing its shape throughout the day.

An added bonus to the BKE Alec is the inseam options, with everything from short to extra-extra-long in some styles – these are the jeans that put fit first.

Polished Pick

making polished looks easy
Departwest Trouper Stretch Jean // Departwest Printed Shirt

Date night doesn’t always call for dress pants, and with jeans like these, it shouldn’t. Between the price and comfort level, it is really hard to find anything bad to say about Departwest denim. We guess one down-side is that once you introduce it into your closet, you may not want to wear anything else.

The Departwest Trouper is a great option for the guy that consistently is taking his outfit from day to night. With a slimmer cut that ends in a 14 1/2 inch bottom opening, this is a great intro to slim fit jeans.

Look sharp, be comfortable, and keep her happy – its kind of a win-win-win, really.

Looking for more? Check out all our jeans on Buckle.com.

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