How to pick the right jeans
Who would have thought that buying a pair of jeans could get so complicated? These days there are so many fits, looks and colours, it comes as no surprise that a lot of men end up picking a pair that is far from the most flattering for them.
There are a number of rules to follow to ensure you find the perfect jeans. For example, only go for a classic fit if you think you will be wearing them in a relaxed, everyday situation. Opt for a tailored cut and you can dress up the look for a formal finish.
Also, consider the skinny option. It can look refined and sophisticated, although it may be a step too far for some, in which case try a straight or slim leg. If you are going tighter, check to see what the elasticity is, as blends including linen or spandex should give you more movement.
Check the numbers of pockets too, as too many, too long or too wide can draw attention to your stomach, or make you appear larger in that area. If you are struggling to decide on which colour to go for, the darker option is always the safest – the jeans can be worn at any time, around the house or in a bar or club, and they tend to be the most flattering, revealing less detail.
The final rule is to involve the help of a denim master, with enough jeans to ensure that the perfect pair must be somewhere within their store. 7 For All Mankind, the famed US brand with an outlet in City Walk, Jumeirah, carries all kinds of fits, fabrics and finishes, as well as sportswear, belts and accessories. It probably has your ideal pair on its shelves right now. Open daily 10am-10pm.