Basically, what we said in our post for the ladies, the same applies to you guys. Just in case you missed it: The leg style of slim jeans is slightly tapered while the leg style of skinny jeans is closely tapered. Slim jeans fit tighter at the seat and thigh while skinny jeans fit tight all the way from the thigh to the leg. Slim jeans have more room and are more comfortable to wear than skinny jeans.

Below you can see a clear example of both – the skinny and the slim fit – both jeans are from the same brand, Liverpool Jeans, and in basically the same wash. This should make it easier to compare.

In the last decade the slim fit has become increasingly more popular as opposed to the the relaxed or baggy denim styles. And we’re saying this based on the feedback of our male readers,

More and more of you guys also lean towards jeans that have at least some stretch, as opposed to the 100% rigid denim jeans. It took you guys a while, but once you tried on a pair of stretch jeans, most of you became totally hooked.

So for skinny jeans, you definitely want to look for stretch, at least 2%, if not more.

Scroll down for some of our team’s favorites right now.

Skinny Jeans

skinny jeans men
BLANKNYC Horatio Jeans, $98, 69% Cotton 29% Poylester 2% Spandex
black skinny jeans
UNIQLO Ultra Stretch Skinny Fit Jeans, $29.90 (available in many washes), 40% stretch
skinny jeans men
Ksubi Chitch Pure Dynamite Skinny Fit Jeans, $215, 98% cotton, 2% elastane

Slim Jeans

For those of you who prefer a not too tight fitting pair of jeans but still want to look cool without an overly relaxed and baggy fit, slim jeans would be your option. But as opposed to the skinny jeans, slim jeans can totally be made of 100% rigid denim. Check out some rigid denim options below:

rigid denim jeans
Tommy Jeans Recycled Cotton Slim Fit Jeans, $84.99, 100% cotton
selvedge jeans
GAP Selvedge Slim Jeans, $99, 100% cotton

If you love a rigid denim slim fit but don’t want to give up on comfort, 1% or 2% of elastane will still give you the look and feel of real denim and the comfort of stretch:

slim jeans
Acne Studios River Slim Leg Jeans, $290, 98% cotton 2% elastane
slim fit jeans
Neuw Iggy Slim Fit Jeans, $134 – 20%, 99% cotton, 1% elastane
men's stretch jeans
Hugo Boss Slim-Fit Jeans, $158, 98% cotton, 2% elastane

Below you can find some slim jeans options with a lot of stretch as well:

men's jeans
Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Jeans, $90, 82% cotton, 14% tencel, 3% polyester, 1% elastane
slim stretch jeans men
Fidelity Denim Torino Slim Jeans, $218, 79% cotton, 18% polyester, 2% rayon, 1% elastane
dark blue jeans
Paige Lennox Slim Fit Jeans, $119.40, 93% cotton, 5% polyester, 2% spandex

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