One of the things I’ve struggled with when it comes to jeans is finding the right pair to fit my more athletic body type. I’m kind of a fitness buff, so sometimes muscles and jeans don’t fit together all that well, especially when it comes to waistbands that don’t gap and thighs that aren’t too tight. Granted, I have reviewed a ton of incredible jeans on Denimology lately that have eliminated this problem for me, even though I’ve noticed a change in the fit in some of my older jeans now that I’ve gotten fitter and I know I certainly do not represent the epitome of a fitness buff as I am no bodybuilder or Crossfit fanatic (give me Insanity any day though)! So with this piece, I introduce Barbell Denim for athlete bodies!
I love Kickstarter. I love how it’s so easy now for now companies and inventors to get support and exposure for their projects nowadays thanks to the good old internet! I overheard a friend the other day talking about this new denim brand from Barbell Apparel, aptly named Barbell Denim, to provide a solution for hardcore athletes or people who just have more muscular bodies who also want to look great in jeans. However, the company isn’t aimed at excluding those who aren’t so fitness savvy. They state: “Designed for athletes, these jeans are made to fit comfortably over muscular legs by accommodating your quads and butt without forcing you to buy larger sizes for the small waist you work so hard for. However, Barbell Denim will accommodate any body type. Even if your legs aren’t particularly muscular, Barbell Denim will still look amazing on you and feel even more amazing as you move in them. Our hybrid denim stretches both ways so that it can compliment smaller legs, while still easily stretching to accommodate larger legs as well.”
Barbell Denim is also all about the details. They feature hand-finished pressed buttons, branded pocket liners, custom stamped rivets, premium hanger loops, and more. These jeans look incredibly durable too, as the fabric blend incorporates high-tensile strength stitching and yet they allow a wide range of movement and freedom. For women, available fits include a slim athletic fit and boot cut, and men are offered a straight athletic fit and a boot cut fit.
It’s certainly fun to see, as the denim industry became so saturated, both new and existing brands now coming up with their own unique fits, purposes and technologies. It was about time, right? Barbell Denim’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, with attention from The Huffington Post, Refinery29, SHAPE, Glamour, The Washington Post and more!
Help Barbell Denim out and support or view their Kickstarter campaign here. The campaign will go on until May 25, and it’s awesome to see it’s already met its $15,000 goal many times over!