The Best Women’s Skinny Jeans for Men

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(Image of Adam of Your Average Guy Style in Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Jeans)

It was nearly four years ago when the idea of men wearing women’s skinny jeans was raised on The Jeans Blog. It was (and continues to be) one of the most heavily commented upon articles that we have here. It is apparent that we have a large contingent of males in our reader base who wear women’s skinny jeans, so this article is for them and those who are on the fence about trying women’s jeans.

In my opinion, the taboo about men wearing women’s skinny jeans is overblown. Truthfully, when people see you on the street, they notice that you are wearing skinny jeans, not that you are wearing women’s jeans. As such, the real question for men is do they feel comfortable wearing skinny jeans? The answer seems to be a yes. In which case, it gets down to what brand and style of jeans gives you the fit and look you want for your body. There are certain tells such as rear pocket size and placement, inseam length, embroidery on the pockets, and fly length, which avid readers of this blog may pick up on as being characteristic of women’s jeans, but are mostly oblivious to the public at large.

With the proliferation of skinny and extreme skinny jeans for men why bother with women’s jeans? Well for one thing, women have been dealing with extremely skinny jeans for a considerable amount of time. Once you approach form fitting styles, the bio mechanics of walking and sitting introduce new challenges into finding a good fitting jean. Poorly designed jeans tend to bunch up at the knees and slip down from your waist. For example, if the leg is tight on your thighs or waist and the fabric has insufficient flexibility, they will start to bunch up around the knees. On the other hand, if the jeans are tight on the calves and the fabric has insufficient flexibility, the jeans will have a tendency to slide down below your waist.

I don’t know about you, but I hate having to constantly pull up my jeans to keep them in place. Innovations in women’s jeans which have yet to take hold in men’s styles are in soft stretchy fabrics, usually characterized by a low percentage of cotton fiber such as Paige’s Transcend material and the use of a higher rise for the jean. The newer fabrics beyond being incredibly comfortable, don’t stretch out yet have a flexibility that minimizes bunching along the leg. By going to a slightly higher rise, the jeans rest on the top of your hip bone which helps anchor them in place.

As someone who has dabbled in women’s jeans, I’d like to share my opinion on several pairs that will work for a man if he is willing to give it a try. Rest assured, I do have a pair of each and wear them often. The characteristics I take into account when selecting a pair of women’s jeans include:

  • Am I comfortable with the way they fit on me?
  • Is the inseam long enough as the jeans’ leg must cover my ankle?
  • Is there a sufficiently long fly for obvious reasons?
  • Do they stay in place with minimal slippage and/or bunching?
  • Plus, are the size & placement of the back pockets ok? If too small or placed too high, they can look overtly feminine.

Of the women’s jeans that I’ve found that men can wear, I’ve categorized them into “extreme skinny” and “tall-lean”. I’m only going to comment on why these cuts work for men in general. With respect to washes, distressing, and highlighting, that is a matter of your personal taste. For those of you who are new to women’s jeans, here is some sizing advice for you:

  • I’ve found that two sizes down from your male waist size usually gives an okay fit. So if your male waist size is 30″, size down to a 28″ for women’s jeans. If you want them super skinny and love the very stretchy fabric, depending on the brand, you can size down up to 3 sizes, but it varies on what jeans you are trying.

Extreme Women’s Skinny Jeans For Men

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PAIGE HOXTON | HUDSON BARBARA | J BRAND MARIA | AG FARRAH

I categorize “extreme skinny” as basically almost but not quite as skinny as leggings. They are skinny along the thighs and calves but have enough of a leg opening to go over your ankle retaining the appearance of jeans. From my experience, these styles above work. They are all of a higher rise with a bit of slouch and giving me a great skinny look. All of them have an inseam of about 30″ with a sufficient leg opening to cover my ankles, rest on my feet, and avoid the legging look. All of them have a good fly length, but have minimally useful pocket depth.

I’d rank the Paige Hoxton’s at the top of the list as they don’t exhibit any of the tells traditionally associated with women’s jeans. Depending on the wash, the Hudson Barbara’s may have faux front pockets. I generally stay away from faux front pockets but they can be worn if covered with a longer jacket.The J-Brand Maria’s have somewhat small rear pockets that could be noticed. I’d recommend wearing a longer sweater or jacket with them if pocket size is a concern. The AG Farrah’s have embroidered rear pockets, however as the they are the same embroidery that AG uses on their men’s jeans I gave them a pass.

Tall & Lean Women’s Skinny Jeans For Men

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PAIGE MARGOT | CITIZENS OF HUMANITY CARLIE | MADEWELL HIGH RISER | CITIZENS OF HUMANITY ROCKET

The “tall lean” category have a slightly higher rise and longer inseam which works best for some of us taller men. The jean’s that I’d recommend are above. It should be noted that all of the washes that I’ve tried in this category used approximately a 90% cotton content which I like as it maintains the traditional denim feel. To date, with correctly fitted jeans, I’ve yet to experience bothersome stretch-out. Key item’s that make a difference are:

  1. The Margot and Carlie both have a longer more comfortable fly length.
  2. The Carlie has the deepest functional front pockets that I’ve found in women’s jean.
  3. Some washes of the High Riser are offered with multiple inseams (28.5″, 30.5″, and 32.5″).
  4. Citizens of Humanity’s Rocket Jeans may be an option too, however I have insufficient experience to weigh in with a definitive opinion, but Adam here loves and wears them often. They come in two inseam lengths too.

Of all the skinny jeans, the Carlie’s are becoming my favorite pair. It should be noted that if premium brands are outside your normal price range, Madewell is a decent lower priced alternative. So if skinny jeans are your go to style, women’s versions have to be considered an option if you are looking for your perfect pair. Whether that holds true for other styles is TBD. As always, the brands websites can give you more details regarding the jeans covered in this article. Let us know what women’s jeans you guys love to wear as well.

This wonderful blog post has been re-published for all of our new readers. There’s a lot of new people here who require help with women’s skinny jeans for men, so hopefully everyone enjoys this blog post again and you can also join in the comment discussion as well. Please let us know what your favourite women’s jeans are that are minimal and unisex in design! 

93 Comments

  1. Henry Coppens
    October 27, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Hi, For the years from when spray-on type jeans became available for women to when the manufacturers started to make them for men, I resorted to buying womens tight jeans. This was the only way to get the tight skin contact fit. I had no problem with this at all and, as you say, now that spray on jeans are available for men whose to know. Jeans this tight on a man require that the man has some shape to the legs – not like match sticks and not like a rugby player. Henry

    • October 27, 2016 / 12:06 pm

      You are correct, much like women, certain styles of jeans require the figure to pull them off!

      • Lou
        June 12, 2018 / 5:15 am

        I guess I’m lucky in that regard that I can manage size 24 or 25 depending on the brand.

    • Tim
      October 28, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      I’d agree, the key is finding the jean that goes with your leg shape.

  2. Eddie
    October 28, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Great to see this article. I wear women’s skinny jeans as well, I love the comfort of them, and even the non skinny styles fit me better than men’s do.
    Like the author says though, the cut is everything and low waist is not really an option any more than short zippers. (Those additional things we guys have to get in the front you know, they take planning at times lol).
    My go to jeans are the same Citizens of Humanity above, also Topshop Moto Baxter, then Denim Co skinny, I find those the best and suggest fit for my shape (without feeling like I’m stuck in a vice when wearing them). One size down from my 30 waist to a 28 does me personally, everyone’s going to find their own guide here I think.
    Pockets too, agree entirely, they can make or break a pair of these, particularly for guys I guess (perhaps I’m too picky ?).
    Also I’m now used to the phrase “excuse me sir, the men’s section is over there” that I get from shop assistants lol. And on that subject I’d recommend asking female shop assistant advice when test driving a few pairs of women’s skinnies, I’ve found once they get past the fact that there’s a guy who’s happy to wear women’s jeans they give really good feedback. And honest too 🙂
    This is a good subject Adam, let’s go there 🙂

    • October 28, 2016 / 11:40 am

      Hi Eddie! Really happy you found Tim’s article interesting and helpful. Adam was who we featured as the main image, Time here actually wrote the article, but both Tim and Adam wear women’s jeans too. It seems there’s a lot of guys who wear women’s denim now, more so than wearing men’s denim, in this little community anyway. Pockets definitely make or break a pair of jeans and I think if you’re a guy trying to pull off a great look with tight skinnies, the last thing you need is girly pockets. It just doesn’t look right. Happy to see a fellow guy who loves these jeans though!

    • Tim
      October 28, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Eddie,

      Great feedback. With respect to non-skinny styles, what styles and brands do you like? When it comes to jeans comfort, fit, and style is what matters.

      Tim

      • Eddie
        November 6, 2016 / 4:23 pm

        Hi Tim,
        This is my favourite blog fyi, bravo everyone who’s involved in this (Tim/Laura and all).
        To answer Tim, fave womens non skinny jeans I wear are;

        Bettina Liano bootcut high waisters. They have a decent amount of room with their button fly, for those extra items to pack in. High enough to stop the dreaded rear spillover whenever bending down. Snug enough on the thighs but still not skinny technically, there’s room still.

        Ksubi Dee Dee button fly, also bootcut. These are fantastic in every way except they do wear thin faster than I’d otherwise like. For women’s jeans i never find myself hitching them up, also true to size and the only brand i dont have to downsize.

        Sass and Bide beauty in imperfection jeans, these are very old, bootcut yet again, space to move without being baggy, also the softest jeans i own, small amount of stretch makes them perfect for me. Like the feeling of a pair i never want to take off. Only thing i dont like is the girly pocket, singular. Which i removed and they are one pocket, one dark pocket shape, has its own style i think.

        There’s no doubt others but i forget now, maybe I’ll browse the jeans drawer another time if anyone’s interested.

        Eddie

        • November 6, 2016 / 10:40 pm

          Really glad you like the post, Eddie! It’s definitely a great one we worked on which I think, over time, will be incredibly popular for the guys! Lorna.

  3. Jay
    November 11, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Just started wearing women’s skinny jeans and love them. They are very comfortable.

    • November 11, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      Glad you like them too!

  4. mike
    November 12, 2016 / 5:28 am

    I love the look and feel of the jegging look. for me, they have to be skintight all the way to the ankle. I even put ankle zippers on mine.

    • Henry Coppens
      November 12, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Hi Lorna,

      A most interesting site.
      Why do women wear high heels? Mostly, I would imagine, to look sexy, feeling confident, fashionable, attractive, stylish and all these good things. They do NOT wear them for comfort. So for guys wearing very skinny womens jeans. OR SO IT SHOULD BE to my mind. Maybe too, to show a little edginess, dodginess, ahead of the game, youthfulness, perhaps showing gayness, although not my case. So it rather amuses me when guys give practical excuses for wearing such jeans like comfort, pockets and zips in the right place etc. when what they really mean is to do or be the above.

      Henry

      • November 12, 2016 / 2:15 pm

        Hi Henry,

        It’s a combination of a few things I believe. Each guy has his own reason for wearing women’s jeans and they range from comfort, skinniness, washes and design, right through to the thrill of wearing women’s clothing. You can trust me when comfort is actually part of it though. Women’s denim in today’s world is incredibly stretchy, thin, lightweight, and super soft, that’s why we love to wear them tight ourselves. Guys denim is usually heavier, not stretchy, and uncomfortable when worn tight. So in order to get that skinny jean appearance which looks fashionable, opting for women’s skinny jeans which are very stretchy and soft if very comfortable. I know first hand as my fiance wears them for that reason. He doesn’t touch the regular jeans, only the really stretchy, soft fabric ones. I hope that helps!

        • Tim
          November 13, 2016 / 3:47 pm

          I would have to echo Lorna’s comment. Henry,

          I’d have to echo Lorna’s opinion on comfort at least as it relates to extreme skinny jeans. Because of the fabric used in women’s jeans, they provide a level of comfort that really allows you to go ultra skinny. I assume over time, such fabrics will start to show up in men’s jeans as well.

        • Clem
          May 4, 2017 / 10:12 am

          Lorna, I’m a guys. I totally agree with you. All my jeans are women’s skinny jeans. Love them!????

          • May 4, 2017 / 1:38 pm

            Very cool! What pairs do you like?

        • Lou
          June 15, 2018 / 1:21 am

          It would be all of the above as you listed! Interestingly after wearing women’s skinny jeans I now know the sexy feeling a woman gets from wearing skin tight jeans. Modern fabric technology has made them incredibly comfortable and many attractive washes are available with women’s jeans. Most of my skinny jeans look painted on but a slender woman will always look better than me in skin tight jeans 🙂

        • September 10, 2018 / 2:53 am

          It is is not women’s clothing , it is menswear modified for the female anatomy but the leg choices must be the same for males !

      • July 6, 2018 / 2:57 pm

        Are females showing ” gayness ” by wearing historical, traditional menswear like pants or jeans in particular ? Why didn’t this opinion come from you ? You have “drunk the fashion double standard ” and definite anti-male freedom within historical Western menswear not the cross-dressing that females have done highly successfully the last 50 years big time ! My favorite manufacturer is N.Y.D.J. ; esepecially their Angelina black coated ( frontal slanted pockets, ala, Roy Rogers or Gene Autry and their Sheri coated skinny with male deep frontal pockets.

    • November 12, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Ankle zippers are cool!

  5. Henry Coppens
    November 14, 2016 / 9:25 am

    I have several pairs of woman’s skin tight jeans made out of the soft very stretchy type denim and indeed they are very comfortable. You almost don’t know you have them on. But as I say, comfort is not the reason why I chose them. It is the nature of the material that allows one to wear them and enjoy the tight, cool, edgy look. Henry

  6. Just Me
    November 29, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Any less expensive brand and styles that you recommend? I like stretch and snug not super tight but on a tight budget. Also I do need deeper front pockets as well.
    Thanks for any suggestions.

    • November 30, 2016 / 1:15 am

      I think Topshop are quite popular among some guys, as they are cheaper, but I can’t state on the front pockets as women’s are usually much smaller in the front pocket area, they’re nothing like men’s. Hopefully someone else can chip in though and do signup to our forum and leave a comment in the women’s jeans for men section as someone can help you there too!

      http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/category/clothing-427/jeans-446

    • Wally
      September 13, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      If you have a Macy store close by, I highly (5 stars) recommend Junior’s Celebrity Pink jeans. There are several cuts, but they’re all pretty close to a skin-tight fit. Most of mine are Dawson Super Skinny fit, they are reasonably priced (normally, $44) on sale as low as $19.99, and fit like a glove. Nice feel, incredible skin-tight fit all the way to the ankles AND with real pockets in front. I wear a 0 size. They are awesome!! No reason to spend $50-hundreds of dollars for a super tight fit. Try ’em. You’ll like ’em!

      Wally

      • anonimatovato
        September 13, 2018 / 5:02 pm

        If you have stores like Ross Dress For Less or Marshall’s, they sell nice good quality women’s skinny jeans. That’s where I get most of my jeans. If you like women’s Hollister jeans, they usually have a $25 jean sale for a limited time, and many of their newer jeggings fits you like a glove but with good stretch. Some of there newer jeggings don’t have the back pockets they used to have, now many of them look plain. Charlotte Russe also have specials often, so yes, there are good places to shop to get nice jeans without spending much.

  7. Eric
    January 14, 2017 / 4:39 am

    I love wearing women’s jeans. It makes me feel real sexy. I have two pairs of women’s ???? and im going to continue to buy and wear women’s ????.

  8. Henry Coppens
    January 14, 2017 / 10:25 am

    Totally agree with Eric. Out here in the bottom of Africa we are rather limited with regard to brands and the big names tend to be very expensive. I splashed out and bought a pair of off white Freddy WR.UP. Size medium. What is your opinion of these ? The material is fantastic -quite soft. I wear them with white creepers with a double black sole.. This combination is great for dancing as one can do all sorts of moves on the tips of the toes!!! Then I discovered a local clothing retailer were selling Chinese made type of women’s jeggings in 10 different shades from black through pastel shades to white. They cost the equivalent of 12 pounds sterling a pair so I bought all 10. The material is nice and stretchy too but more ‘denimmy’ than the Freddy.

    Henry

    • January 20, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      Oh wow, you wear Freddy? That’s bravery. I don’t know of anyone who would wear them who wasn’t a girl into fitness because of the way the pockets are placed. If you’re comfy in them, that’s fantastic!

      • Team Pit-a-Full
        January 22, 2017 / 5:11 pm

        The idea of Freddy jeans is great… for both women and men, but the design is wrong. Ive seen many women wear these and it looks awkward.
        The seam that goes under the bum should go all the way to the center joint (where both inseams meet the crotch seam) instead of connecting to the inseam.
        Also, the crotch seam (from front waist to rear waist) should be slightly shortened to enhance the “fitted” or sculpted look.
        Until the redesign… the best skinny jeans/ jeggings for men are still these-
        http://www.ebay.com/itm/272012721549?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=570829141897&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

        • February 2, 2017 / 1:35 pm

          Unfortunately, that link didn’t work. What was the name of the jeans you’re referring to?

        • Sunny
          December 6, 2017 / 9:30 pm

          You should try both regular waist and low waist in whichever style you like. I’ve noticed the sizing and the rise is a bit inconsistent. I just bought a pair of thicker material DIWO fabric pants, which I got in a larger size because of the material, and they are super low.

          • Rob
            December 8, 2017 / 11:55 am

            I die nut a Freddy Wow great
            Cannon upload a picture here

    • Rob
      October 9, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      Great you wear these I hesitate to buy the leather look pants

  9. Henry Coppens
    January 23, 2017 / 7:54 am

    Hi Team Pit-A-Full,

    Thanks for your comments. I was unaware of the significance on looks of how pants are made. Interesting.

    Thank you for the link for jeans/jeggings on ebay – which I will pursue.

    Henry

  10. Richard
    March 19, 2017 / 9:16 am

    Thank you for this article. It reassures me that other men just wearing women’s jeans too.Last year I bought my first women’s jeans. I was looking for a black skinny jeans but I couldn’t succeed. All mens jeans that I tried were not stretchy enough and they had too oversized back pockets that didn’t look well on me. When my girlfriend said I just have too try a jeans from the womens section, I first got a bit nervous but I agreed and gave it a try. After trying a few women’s jeans I finally bought this one: http://m.hm.com/de/product/49320?article=49320-A. I have to say that these jeans are very male-friendly and they fit great. The back pockets are also just right. Not too large or too small. I wear these jeans quite often and no one ever has recognized they are actually women’s jeans.

    • anonimatovato
      September 7, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Are they women’s or men’s jeans? because H&M does make men’s skinny jeans with that style too.

  11. Henry Coppens
    March 19, 2017 / 10:39 am

    As you see from my previous comments, I have been wearing woman’s jeans for a while. I cannot ever recall anyone ever having asked me if they are women’s jeans or commented as such . Perhaps they have behind my back! A key to identifying if a male is wearing woman’s jeans is which way round the fly zipper is fitted. Sometime woman’s jeans have the zipper the other way round to men’s jeans, but I have many woman’s jeans where the zipper is the same side as men’s jeans. So this is not a good indicator.

  12. Chip
    July 22, 2017 / 6:06 am

    I have been wearing women’s jeans for about 10 years. My first pair was from a popular thrift store. They were Gap stretch boot cut. I found them mixed in with the men’s jeans. I tried them on and fell in love. They were slim fitting, had stretch and looked good on me. Five bucks and I owned my first pair of women’s jeans.

    I currently wear Express Barely Boot cut jeans, Old Navy boot cut, Levi’s women’s 505 straight, 714 straight and 314 straight jeans. I love the fit and feel of them all. I cut open the bottom of the front pocket and fit in iron-on pockets from a fabric store. That extends the tiny front pocket to normal size. I have tried on numerous men’s slim fit stretch jeans but they don’t fit well and don’t stretch much. Also women’s jeans denim feel so much better. It is just more soft, stretchy and comfortable.

    • July 23, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Glad you’re enjoying your women’s jeans too! It’s crazy how much more versatile and comfortable women’s denim can be!

  13. Henry Coppens
    August 4, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    I love my Freddie ‘jeans’ – the feel of the material and the closeness of the fit are appealing. But more important I believe I look cool and feel so as well especially from the many favourable comments I get, mostly from women. But I suppose this is to be expected since women in general wear skinny jeans much more than men.

    As always thanks for the great insight.

    Henry

    • Rob
      October 9, 2017 / 8:54 am

      Wow could you send me a picture I like to buy too, but hesitate

      • Matt
        November 19, 2017 / 4:30 pm

        Henry – are you on the Forum? – would like to see the Freddies!! Matt

        • Henry Coppens
          November 19, 2017 / 6:19 pm

          Hi Matt, Lorna has sorted out my hassles with the Forum. So I will send you some pics of the Freddies.

          • Rob
            November 19, 2017 / 6:48 pm

            That would-be great like to see a man in Freddy jeans

            • Matt
              November 19, 2017 / 7:10 pm

              Rob – are you on the forum too? Matt

            • Matt
              November 21, 2017 / 4:39 pm

              Hey,Rob, have tried Topshop Joni’s?, they are Fab!, Matt

            • Rob
              November 21, 2017 / 8:31 pm

              No not yet, but I have at least 60 different lady’s super skinny jeans en also many wetllook jeans nice skinny soft and shiny

            • Rob
              November 22, 2017 / 8:56 pm

              Hey Mat thanks will show mine too

          • Matt
            November 19, 2017 / 7:01 pm

            Hi Henry, excellent!, Matt

            • Rob
              November 21, 2017 / 7:56 am

              Yes mat I am on thuis forum too

    • Rob
      November 21, 2017 / 8:06 am

      Hi Henry,
      I am concidering to buy Freddy jeans especially the leather ones.
      But I first want to see how these look for men.
      You have Freddy’s not?
      Would you share a picture?
      Thanks
      Rob

      • Henry Coppens
        November 21, 2017 / 8:18 am

        Hi Rob,

        I will, as soon as I am back at home. Go and try a pair on at your nearest Freddy outlet. The leather-look ones are my favourite. I initially thought female shop assistants would tend to look askance at males trying on female jeans. But I have NEVER found this to be the case. They are always helpful and enthusiastic – but then a sale is a sale!

        Henry

        • Rob
          November 21, 2017 / 8:21 am

          Will do a Henry there is a shop close by in Maastricht The Netherland, let’s try
          Thanks
          Rob

      • Sunny
        December 6, 2017 / 9:22 pm

        I have several pairs of Freddy wr.up pants in both the zip up and the athletic. They are super comfortable and look like running tights to most people. I have only ever noticed once girl looking, with quite a curious look on her face.

  14. Rob
    October 9, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Hi I love wearing girls extreme skinny jeans
    I have more then 50 of these
    Love it but what to wear underneath?

    • Sunny
      December 6, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      Thong underwear. There are plenty for men to pick from now.

      • Rob
        December 6, 2017 / 11:58 pm

        Thanks I do already, sometimes even nothing.

  15. Henry Coppens
    October 9, 2017 / 9:06 am

    As I have said long before the manufacturers decided there was a market for mens very skinny jeans, I wore woman’s skinny jeans. No one has ever noticed that they are woman’s jeans especially since many have the zip on the same side as mens jeans. Although many companies now make extreme skinny jeans for men, I still aways trawl the woman’s jeans as they have a far greater selection of styles and colours etc.

  16. Henry Coppens
    November 15, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Hi Lorna,
    Matt looks superb in his Topshop Joni’s. I would comment directly on the blog as you asked. I am registered, and it knows about me (my email) but won’t send me an e-mail advising me of a new password following an attempt to change it by using the ‘forgotten password’ facility. It won’t accept the password that I thought was the correct one.

    Henry

    • November 15, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Oh that’s really weird, could you email me at info@thejeansblog.com with your password you would like it to be and I will sort that out for you.

  17. Matt
    November 17, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Thanks Henry:)
    Posted a couple more photos today, have you tried Joni’s yet?, they are great fun!
    Matt

  18. Briana
    November 21, 2017 / 6:34 am

    Absolutely love this article!!!! Glad i found it!!!

  19. Briana
    November 21, 2017 / 6:36 am

    Good info!!!!

  20. Nursultan
    December 7, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    I recently bought women skinny jeans kill city brand as on stage outfit (lead guitarist for a local glam band), and to my surprise they are way comfy as hell, better than men jeans. I think i will start wearing them on regular basis

    • December 8, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Sounds cool!

  21. Hank
    February 21, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    After mistakenly ending up with one of my wife’s Levi’s 525 in my jeans drawer, and putting them on, I found that I loved them. They were the bigger size she was wearing when she was in her second trimester of pregnancy, and they fit and felt awesome. I then stole her Lee’s bootcut of the same size and wear them often as well. Her style of Lee bootcut are no longer available by Lee, but I can still buy the Levi’s 525, and have several pairs now. I rarely wear my designer men’s jeans anymore and prefer the women’s in size 16.

    • February 22, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Nothing wrong with sharing jeans! Adam and I do!

  22. James
    March 3, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    This is my first visit to this site and a happy visit it’s been too. I’ve been wearing women’s jeans for 10 years or more. Why? Why not?! But by way of some explanation, I simply love the look and feel of women’s skintight jeans, be they boot cut, skinny and jeggings. Bloke jeans are so uncomfortable and since I’m quite small, they look horrible too. Baggy jeans and clothes in general are for my shape a compete no-no. I’ve had plenty of great compliments over the years, mainly from ladies and it’s such a great boost.

    • March 3, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      I fully agree with you if you’re smaller, baggier clothes just swamp your frame. I know Adam always says women’s jeans are so much more comfortable than mens!

  23. Henry Coppens
    March 3, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    That’s one of the great pluses of wearing jeans that woman appreciate like those that they wear – the compliments. I have had one comment from a fried of my wife — how can you wear tighter jeans than me!!!?

    • James
      March 3, 2018 / 11:44 pm

      Its great when a lady says something nice like that ????

      • Henry Coppens
        March 6, 2018 / 2:52 pm

        Double edged sword – nice that she implies that one looks good in tight jeans but not so nice that she might be a bit jealous.

        • James
          March 14, 2018 / 1:17 am

          I think it was a compliment without any jealousy intended, but you know the lady and I don’t. Either way, take it as a positive ????

          • Henry Coppens
            March 14, 2018 / 7:17 am

            Yes I did take it as a positive.

  24. CV
    March 6, 2018 / 3:00 am

    Dang, you guys are braver than I am. I checked out some of the brands mentioned here and the embroidery on the back pockets is too girly for me for 90% of them.

    Still, I honestly love women’s jeans. I first tried a pair on for kicks when I found some on a hanger in a dressing room in an American eagle several years back. “I remember being like “why do these fit better than any pair of jeans I own?!” As a distance runner who is 130 pounds, women’s jeans honestly just fit better on my physique. I went back to AE and bought a pair later that month, but even with the very dark wash the back embroidery is just too recognizable as being women’s jeans. Awesome to wear around the house though, because they blow any other jeans out of the water.

    Came here looking for some new brands I can try but not much luck in looks that aren’t obviously women’s jeans. For anyone like me who digs the skinny look but not as much the feminine accents, the best pair I have ever found is the Bullhead Hermosas from Pacsun. Comfortable fit and look pretty good too with totally neutral back pockets on the newer ones. (the old ones had a single button on them with a flower but you can cover that with magic marker.)

    There are actually some (but not many) deceit guy’s skinnies out there too. In recent years AE made some super skinnies for guys using fabric similar to those in the women’s jeans I own, and they’re actually pretty amazing too. Those are by far the best pair of men’s jeans I own and the ones I wear most often. They fit way tighter than they look in this photo:

    https://www.ae.com/men-jeans-ae-extreme-flex-super-skinny-jean-dark-wash/web/s-prod/1112_4123_896?cm=sUS-cUSD&catId=cat5850028

    After much searching I also managed to track down a pair of the near legendary Levi’s ex girlfriend jeans. (they were advertised as men’s jeans made with women’s fabric. Revolutionary back in like ’11) and I hate to say these definitely didn’t’ meet expectations. I got my normal waist size and the waist was way too loose, but the legs were so tight (with v little stretch material) that I could hardly get my calves into them! Any pair of jeans where my legs are literally losing circulation but I still ave to wear a belt are… bad.

    So yeah, guys jeans still have a way to go. In the meantime… Any recommendations on women’s jeans with gender neutral looks?

    • March 6, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Hi, we have a lot of posts on women’s jeans here for men, or the super, super skinny jeans. There’s numerous styles to recommend with plain back pockets and no embroidery, so they’re gender neutral. What price range at you looking at? My fiance wears women’s jeans all the time and you can’t tell as he has plain back pockets! Happy to give any advice!

  25. Henry Coppens
    March 7, 2018 / 8:13 am

    As Lorna says there are plenty of woman’s tight jeans that one would not be able to tell they were for males or females – even the female jeans have front zippers the way male pants have and in a huge range of styles, washes, colours and things like pocket zippers, ankle zippers etc. I have about 30 pairs ranging from ‘el-cheapo’s’ to moderately pricey. I tend to keep a rolling stock, with older ones falling out of favour, which I give to charity, to make way for newer ones but all very skinny/tight.
    However I do have 2 – 3 pairs that are not so tight – more plain ‘skinny’, for occasions when super tight jeans are not appropriate (like a corporate cocktail party), although these days, one can almost get away with anything.
    To change tack, as I suspected ‘curtains’ (very baggy jeans) are now creeping into fashion. Heaven forbid!!!

    • Tim
      March 10, 2018 / 1:57 am

      Henry,

      I would have to agree with you. Wider leg jeans along with tapered cropped jeans maybe trending into style. The wider leg jeans started to show up last year in women’s styles from Frame and Agolde for example. They are now showing up in men’s styles as evidenced by Levi’s Sivertab line. The cropped look may gain a more noticeable presence as the weather warms. Citizens of Humanity now has a cropped offering for men which look to be based on their women’s styles which have been available for a couple of years.

      Skinnies are now a classic iconic style but the winds of change are starting to blow. It could be a great time to try new styles as we sort out if the winds will fill the sails to the next great icon.

  26. James
    March 14, 2018 / 1:25 am

    I had a pair of J Brand skinny jeans, retail £185, that I bought from a charity shop for about £5. Incredibly they were almost new and genuine too. Quite thick denim, not much stretch, very long 34″ inside leg and because they didn’t stretch, they were spray on skintight. The back pockets were plain and the rise about 9″. So apart from skintight, they could’ve been for girls or guys. They lasted about 3 years whereupon they started to wear thin on the inner thigh at the top, eventually tearing beyond repair. This was a real downer as they were quite lightly worn. I wonder whether I’ve been washing them wrong? Any ideas please?

    • March 14, 2018 / 2:36 am

      Those sound like a pair of the 912 or something from way back when, around when J Brand made skinny jeans all the rage, but they came with no stretch and long inseams! Were they dark blue? I would say it depends on how you were washing them and how often you were washing them? And when you wore them, what were you doing in them?

      • James
        March 15, 2018 / 9:13 am

        Hiya Lorna

        They were a mid blue. I’d wash them in a Miele on 30c, 1200 spin cycle, normal washing powder and Comfort conditioner usually after a few wears. I walk in them quite a lot so I’d expect some wear, but not so that wear and virtually tear. I’d gained a little weight but not so they we so tight I couldn’t sit or move!! Should I use a delicate / wool wash cycle instead of the machine’s denim cycle? Thanks for your help and also this great site xx

        • March 15, 2018 / 1:46 pm

          Hi James! That might be the issue, washing them so frequently. Most of us denim addicts rarely wash our jeans, it’s pretty much a case of if you’re clean when you wear them, they’re not really dirty unless you make them dirty, so we don’t wash unless absolutely needed. The washing process of jeans in a machine with washing powder (especially biological) and a fast spin can break down the fibers and any amount of heat does damage to the elastane as well. Cold wash is usually recommend, hand wash might be better or the gentlest cycle you have, a light non bio washing powder, don’t tumble dry. See how that goes?

          • James
            March 15, 2018 / 11:04 pm

            Hi Lorna

            Thanks for the tips. I’m always freshly showered when I get dressed regardless of the clothes so that shouldn’t be a problem, most days twice a day in fact. I might wear jeans two or even three times between washes, but hate wearing undies with tight jeans as i find them really uncomfortable so not washing them after more than that I’d be worried of an unpleasant underlying odour!! Good idea about the slower spin and I never tumble dry anything. I’ll do them on a 20c wool cycle and see how they turn out. At the end of the day, for me they’ve got to be clean so if I’m reducing their lifetime, I’ll have to buy more ????

            • March 17, 2018 / 12:22 pm

              Oh I didn’t know you didn’t wear underwear, yeah that would mean you need to wash more, ha ha. I’m sure you will figure it out!

  27. Lou
    June 12, 2018 / 5:12 am

    Current styles on skinny jeans just aren’t appealing for the last year or 2 so I just wear the ones accumulated over the past 10 years. The collection is nearing 60 pairs mainly comprised of J Brand 7 For All Mankind and Paige most recently but also includes a small number of Joe’s Jeans AG Jeans DL1961 and a defunct label called Degaine. There are 2 or 3 copies of some depending how much of a favorite they became. Then there are a handful of other more obscure labels that round out the collection. These past couple years I’ve been really into coated / waxed jeans and the lower in prices from sources like Ebay and Poshmark has made it easier to buy them. Lucky finds sometimes come up and skinny jeans that are new with tags sell for a very attractive price far below MSRP. The ones I really like wearing are all skin tight with flattering definition. Under 7FAM the only cut in the collect are simply known as The Skinny and they all fit perfectly. With J Brand my favorites are the 910 and 1810 and 91010 because they have a shorter inseam and are a bit tighter past the knee. With Paige it’s definitely the Verdugo cut for inseam and look painted on. The most recent addition is a coated Paige Verdugo in dark navy color that was brand new with tags. I also have a Citizens of Humanity Racer in black and the coating is incredibly nice. All the jeans are low to mid rise and have front pockets that open. They are only cleaned by gentile hand washing if they tolerate water and drip dried so they look new. I’ve rarely bought thru a retailer in recent years in favor of private individual sellers for jeans in new to near new condition.

  28. Walter
    August 12, 2018 / 3:46 am

    Love wearing women’s jeans.One is they are more comfortable to wear than men’s jeans and love the styles.

    • September 7, 2018 / 10:19 pm

      Perfectly fine, thank you for sharing!

  29. Henry Coppens
    September 13, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Hi Lorna.

    I haven’t forgotten to send you pics as promised. I have a new laptop and some correspondence in the switch from the old was lost including your e-mail. Please send yours to my e-mail which I assume you have.

    Thanks,

    Henry

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