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Sharp-Looking, Great Fit
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2018
After trying and returning literally 8-9 different styles of jeans over the last year or two (I hate clothes shopping in retail stores / will take the extra UPS drop-offs on my way to work), I finally found a pair that are stylish enough to wear in restaurants or business casual, but relaxed enough to wear to BBQs or just hanging out. A great all-purpose jean. They are the perfect compromise between the overly baggy "slob jeans" that many people wear and the overly styles "metro-snug" jeans that way too many guys seem to be wearing these days. Will never understand a style that makes it OK for a man to wear jeans that look like they were cut for women. Regardless of what your personal life looks like, guys should wear jeans that look like they were designed for guys.
But what type of shape you are matters a lot with jeans. What fits one body type is lousy for another. What I've found is when I tried the more "regular fit" type Wrangler jeans, they fit my thinner legs (and spare tire) great out of the bag, but as soon as I washed and dried them a couple times they shrunk and in all the wrong places, making the crotch too tight to sit down. Not to mention the "flood is coming" look. Conversely the more sytlistic "trim fit" jeans were uncomfortable from the start; how does anyone sit in those things without crushing their family jewels? Crazy.
But these jeans are just as comfortable standing or sitting as when I bought them, several months ago. I bough a couple pair and I try not to wash them more than a couple times a month; I've found you don't really need to. What our parents taught my siblings about washing every article of clothing after every use is just dumb when it comes to jeans especially. Socks, underwear, undershirts, t-shirts... generally yes. One day use and done. Jeans, no. Unless you're sweating a lot or spill something on them, washing jeans after every use is a sure-fire road to frustration. I wear each pair 3-4 times before washing them (unless as I say I'm doing something other than sitting at a desk all day in an air-conditioned room). That plus the better cut and fit vs. other Wrangler and Levi's types, has resulted in a great, long-lasting jean. They fade less too.
I am going to buy 2-3 pair of these every 12-18 months for as long as my body type allows it. :)