(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
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
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:
- The Margot and Carlie both have a longer more comfortable fly length.
- The Carlie has the deepest functional front pockets that I’ve found in women’s jean.
- Some washes of the High Riser are offered with multiple inseams (28.5″, 30.5″, and 32.5″).
- 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!
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
You are correct, much like women, certain styles of jeans require the figure to pull them off!
I guess I’m lucky in that regard that I can manage size 24 or 25 depending on the brand.
I’d agree, the key is finding the jean that goes with your leg shape.
Quick question, for womens jeans that use the 0,2, 3,5,7 and so forth sizing, what is the equivalent to a mens size 32?
It depends. I can wear a 0 most of the time, however, if a jean is cut differently, I may have to go to a 3.
Best way is try them on.
Depending on the brand ??? a size 12-14 .
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 🙂
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!
I found a lady tailor that puts pockets in my women’s jeans red bank nj
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.
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.
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.
Just started wearing women’s skinny jeans and love them. They are very comfortable.
Glad you like them too!
That’s all I wear anymore. All my jeans are women’s jeans, from skinny, to boot cut. But I don’t pay attention to the zipper length. Since I’ll just unbutton and unzip to do what I need to do. And personally, I prefer low rise over the high rise jeans. I just find they fit me better. With the softer, stretchy material they feel much more comfortable. The other tell is fewer belt loops, but like you mentioned most people have no clue anyway. I’ll even wear jeggings so long as they have functional front pockets.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Lorna, I’m a guys. I totally agree with you. All my jeans are women’s skinny jeans. Love them!????
Very cool! What pairs do you like?
N.Y.D.J. ; especially coated. The style named ” Angelina ” with slanted ,front zippered, faux pockets ; ala , Emma Peel or Roy Rogers-like- ” smile ” pockets are my favorite.
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 🙂
I say us guys can look as good in a pair of skintight jeans … :),
which jeans do you like best ?
Try Celebrity Pink skinny and super skinny jeans at Macy’s!
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 !
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.
Ankle zippers are cool!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
Buy on Ebay .
American Eagle has some pretty good women’s skinny jeans, the only problem with their jeans is the inconsistency of front pockets size. Sometimes they’re way too small and sometimes they’re perfect. Found a pair in the sales rack today, and the pockets are as big as men’s jeans. They are Hi rise jeggings super stretch size 6. I only buy them when I can comfortably fit my phone and wallet in front.
American Eagle have some pretty good women’s skinny jeans. Only problem: pockets are either way too small or perfect. I only buy the ones with pockets that can fit my phone and my wallet.
I found some today: Hi rise super stretch jeggings size 6 with front pockets as big as men’s jeans. They’re very comfortable.
I like wearing AE jeggings. I’ve got a size 12 right now but after I wear them, I get pains in my groin area. I wanna continue to wear AE jeggings without the pain afterwords, got any ideas?
rub it where it hurts …
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 ????.
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.
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!
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-
Unfortunately, that link didn’t work. What was the name of the jeans you’re referring to?
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.
I die nut a Freddy Wow great
Cannon upload a picture here
Great you wear these I hesitate to buy the leather look pants
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.
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.
Are they women’s or men’s jeans? because H&M does make men’s skinny jeans with that style too.
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.
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.
Glad you’re enjoying your women’s jeans too! It’s crazy how much more versatile and comfortable women’s denim can be!
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.
Wow could you send me a picture I like to buy too, but hesitate
Hi Rob, Henry,
I just started wearing women’s extreme skinny jeans, Topshop Joni and Dr Denim lexy… posted some photos here… really loving them…
the Freddie’s sound very cool –
Henry – are you on the Forum? – would like to see the Freddies!! Matt
Hi Matt, Lorna has sorted out my hassles with the Forum. So I will send you some pics of the Freddies.
That would-be great like to see a man in Freddy jeans
Rob – are you on the forum too? Matt
Hey,Rob, have tried Topshop Joni’s?, they are Fab!, Matt
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
Hi Rob, I do recommend them… some pictures of mine are here http://forum.thejeansblog.com/forum/women-s-jeans-for-men/24-the-best-women-s-skinny-jeans-for-men/page2 how about you share some of your looks? would love to see some, Matt
Hey Mat thanks will show mine too
hey Rob, tried any new jeans recently, i’m thinking about Dr Denim https://www.drdenim.com/uk/plenty-organic-black…. Matt
Hi Henry, excellent!, Matt
Yes mat I am on thuis forum too
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?
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!
Will do a Henry there is a shop close by in Maastricht The Netherland, let’s try
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.
Hi I love wearing girls extreme skinny jeans
I have more then 50 of these
Love it but what to wear underneath?
Thong underwear. There are plenty for men to pick from now.
Thanks I do already, sometimes even nothing.
Cooler days,pantyhose works well to.
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.
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.
Oh that’s really weird, could you email me at [email protected] with your password you would like it to be and I will sort that out for you.
Posted a couple more photos today, have you tried Joni’s yet?, they are great fun!
Absolutely love this article!!!! Glad i found it!!!
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
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.
Nothing wrong with sharing jeans! Adam and I do!
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.
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!
James – can’t agree more, i’m also of a small frame and proper skintight fit definatly looks the best on me, always on the look out for new ideas tho… :), been trying various super skinny jeans and also enjoy the looks:)
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!!!?
Its great when a lady says something nice like that ????
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.
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 ????
Yes I did take it as a positive.
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:
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?
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!
I finally refound this article months later- I tracked down a pair of the COH Rocket listed in this article and I love them. Ive bought a few other pairs of women’s jeans since as well and nothing has compared. I didn’t realize how awesome hirise was!
So glad you like them!
hi-rise is awesome!… I think a lot of guys are missing out!
I still quite like topshop joni, hi-rise super-skinny fit
– old picture from the forum linked below…
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!!!
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.
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?
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?
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
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?
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 ????
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!
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.
Love wearing women’s jeans.One is they are more comfortable to wear than men’s jeans and love the styles.
I just wanted to add this article (if you don’t mind Lorna) I found online about muscly men wearing jeggings. I’m seeing this style recently and I think it’s a good style. Another reason why jeggings might be the perfect fit for many body types.
Perfectly fine, thank you for sharing!
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.
Yeah! I do that too. But I have one problem. If I wear them they make my legs and butt more feminine. I mean they give a womanly shape. Is that even good?
hey reys, my opinion is it can be good if you are happy with how they fit you, I have some which some might say are a bit on the femine side but I like them 🙂 , it all depends on the look and feel you are going for/happy with.
Yeah! I do. But there’s a problem. It gives me a feminine shape to my legs and butt. Overall it gives me a womanly shape. Is that supposed to happen?
Yeah! I do. But there’s a problem. It gives me a feminine shape to my legs and butt. Overall it gives me a womanly shape. Is that supposed to happen?
Depends which pairs you’re buying and how you’re wearing them? Plenty of styles can look masculine.
I wore some from FashionNova called canopy jeans. I thought this would be the best brand
Oh yeah, I have never tried them, but I don’t think they have a great quality and are probably quite feminine as they’re probably legging style with feminine details right? It’s whatever you like yourself though, you’re own preference!
I’d love to see a review on Women’s Levi jeans for men, Levi’s seem to be popular with guys who wear women’s jeans.
I bought one from fashion nova named canopy Jeans assuming it’s a good brand
To my surprise I found some really good juniors skinny jeans at Fallas Parades. I also purchased skinny hi rise stretch pants in blue. Considering they don’t have a fitting room, the jeans seem to fit really well. Totally a fan of them now. Jeans for 12.99 can’t beat that. A bigger surprise is that in the men’s section of Hot Topic Super skinny jeans really have great tight jeans to sizes as small as 26 waist! They actually fit as good as women’s jeans with tye added bonus of bigger front pocket. So yes there are great places to find great skinny jeans.
Speaking of great prices, Macy’s has Celebrity Pink Skinny and Super Skinny jeans for juniors that fit like a second skin…priced as low as $19.99 at times up to the regular price of $44.00. I have at least a dozen pairs in different washes, etc. They ALL have 5 true pockets, as I don’t like brands with the front faux pockets.
Just bought some topshop Jamie jeans after trying the girlfriends on hers were a little too tight on the waist for me so I’ve sized up but the leg length and ankle opening are perfect with enough room for my manly parts
Glad you have found some that fit! That’s what Adam does, tries on mine, and he trusts my suggestions lol.
Can anyone give me ideas on sizing for womens.Mens 31 waist,what would it convert to?Thinking size 8 to 10.Want them tight.
That’s way too big. I have a 28-30 inch waist; depending on the brand, I can wear a 0 sometimes a 1 or 2 for a skintight fit, but, mostly a 0. Also depends on material content as far as spandex is concerned.
The general consensus is to size down about 2-4, depending on the brand. So if you’re a 30 waist in men’s, you might fit a 26 or 28 in women’s. Adam is a 30 and wears between a 27 and 28. I’m not 100% sure what that equates to in dress sizes. I think a 5-6?
I have recently started to wear levi 711 skinny jeans for woman, I love the way they look and feel, and I like to wear them very tight as I think they look best that way. I wear a 34 in mens jeans but I size down to a 27 in the 711’s, they fit really nice. I do feel self conscious going out in them but people don’t seem to mind. It’s great to see that other guys here like wearing woman’s jeans too, I really hope I can get more confidant wearing them socially as I love them so much!
go for it! especially with Levi’s 711, it’s one of the ‘safest’ jeans to go out with. 711’s reminds me of those women’s jeans that are styled similar to men’s style (in a skinnier fit i must admit) but modified to fit women’s bodies better. but alot of guys have slim figures so they actually fit the bill, contrary to popular beliefs! seriously, how different is wearing women’s Levi’s to the so-called girlfriend jean they had for men years ago? not much, I bet ya lol!
Thanks! I think the girlfriend jean has bigger back pockets, I like the 711 better though, they are my favourite jeans. The 711 are indeed similar to mens super skinny jeans but they do have a slightly feminine appearance with the smaller back pockets but thats what I like about them.
Nice going! So what if some people did care about what you wear? I was told one time that I look better in skinny jeans (juniors) than some women. I am fortunate to be on the skinny side, which helps tremendously.
Too many women shouldn’t be wearing them, however. The operative word here is “skinny”.
Thanks, It’s great to get some encouragement here. I think I look good in them and I just want to wear them more often and not feel self conscious, I’m on the skinny side too.
just found this site – i’m a skinny guy, so mens jeans have always been a challenge. Just got my first pair of womens jeans. since i’ve got longer legs – 33 or 34 inseam and a 32 inch waist, hard to find good womens jeans that are long enough. with you article above, i could not find the citizens of humanity Carlie jean for sale – has it been discontinued and if so, is there a replacement or alternative that they carry in longer lengths?
also, any recommendations for other brands with longer lengths from anyone on the forum that they’ve found?
Look for Celebrity Pink at Macy’s. I have about 25 pairs of different washes, etc. They are soft, very stretchy with a nice skin-tight fit all the way to the ankles. I wear a 0 because I’m thin and tall. They look nice with ankle boots or whatever.
Will check it out. Thanks for recommendation.
You should try women’s Levi jeans, I’ve been wearing them for a while now and they are great.
Jon – what styles of Levis do you recommend?
Hi Brett, well I like the Levi 711 skinny jeans, they fit me really well. The dark blue wash is really nice. I like skinny jeans best. The best thing for you to do would be to go to the store and try a few different styles for yourself. That way you can find something you like. The Levi store employees were great when I went there, and they won’t mind you trying women’s jeans. One of the girls there said that lot’s of guys wear women’s jeans, and she was very helpful in finding the right pair for me.
Hi Jon, I just bought some 711’s and they are great, they fit like super skinny jeans. Thanks. I’d recommend them to any guy who wants to wear women’s Levis.
You should try women’s Levi jeans, I’ve been wearing them for a while now and they are great.
I like Ryder boot cut stretch jeans or Walmart Boot cut stretch jeans.
I also started wearing high waist girls jeans, Topshop Joni jeans are my favorit, love it how tight and high they are. They give me that perfect girls shape from behind. I wear a longer t-shirt over them, which I pull up when I notice a cute guy, it works every time ;à.
I love Topshop Joni!… wear them all sorts of ways but my top look is smart, black coated joni’s, Chelsea boots, and a skinny white shirt – tucked in! paired with a skinny black tie too, some may think this is too much, but I think it’s perfect for showing oneself off??
Black coated Topshop Jonis with Chelsea boots is a really good look, Matt – black skinnies always look way skinnier. I wear ultra tight black Jamies with Chelsea boots or cuban heel boots – BTW the trick with Jamies is to buy them longer as they are cropped by about 4 inches and of course to size down two waist sizes as they are really high-waisted.
I agree. black skin tight jeans, with stretch, male or female with Cuban heeled boots or thick soled white creepers are my favourite. I take them in round the knee so that they are evenly tight all the way down. Henry
I, too, like very tight black jeans, guys or ladies, with Cuban heel boots of thick soled creepers.
Sometimes I like to wear women’s Levi jeans, they fit well and most people don’t seem to know the they are women’s jeans anyway. They just look like stylish Levis only they fit really good.
I like to wear women’s jeans especially the jeggings from American Eagle. I think it’s nice to see others wear what makes them feel good. I wanna participate in the action too so If i’m 5’11 and my weight is somewhere around 180. I currently wear size 36 in mens so what does that convert to for women’s jean? Let me know in the comments below
I’m not sure. I have a 28 inch waist; most of the time, I can wear a 0, or a 1.
Best thing is try them on. It depends a lot on how “skinny” they are, the amount of spandex, etc.
Well I used to wear size 12 cause my waist was 34 but recently I’ve grown to a size 36 so that probably means I upgrade myself to a 14 just so I don’t feel much pain in the private areas.
I love wearing women’s jeans, I have tried Gloria Vanderbilt and they fit great. I also love Ann Taylor clothes. You just need to find a style and brand that works for you. TJ Maxx carries some great brands as does Nordstrom’s Rack. Both places you find great styles at great prices and no problem with trying them on when things return to normal.
Do you form a bulge when wearing women’s jeans and if so does it bother you? I wanna wear women’s jeans but don’t feel comfortable having a bulge.
It depends on the pants. Most jeans and pants fit well, if you are wearing jeans or pants that do form the bulge then you have the wrong size.
I don’t think this statement is entirely true. If one has a dick it will leave a bulge. Since skinny jeans purposely don’t have much room and are inherently tight. I suppose one could tuck but I think if it doesn’t leave a bulge then either you have the wrong size or aren’t wearing skinny jeans.
I do and it doesn’t bother me. Women have bulges on their chest, so who cares. And if it bothers someone then maybe they shouldn’t be looking at my crotch. Or you can wear a longer shirt if it really bothers you that much. An untucked dress shirt or t-shirt works fine.
I have a black sheer top from Kohls that looks really nice. I have worn it a lot and nobody has questioned if it was a women’s top or not. Nothing fancy or flashy just semi sheer and nice looking button up.
Ok so I’ve updated the size to 14 for American Eagle Jeggings. Not so much pain in the privates as when I was wearing size 12 but maybe I go up one more size to make sure the Jeggings are pain free. Other than that they feel really good.
Recently I bought some Women’s super skinny jeans that are so tight I have difficulty getting them on, but once I have them on I don’t want to take them off, they feel and look so good! I have to tuck to get into them without it looking unsightly. I’m just a regular guy who has discovered the love of super tight Women’s jeans and I would like to wear them. The problem I have is that I’m really nervous about going out in them, I don’t know how to overcome this. I was wondering if there is anyone here who could give me some advise and help with this problem.
The mere fact that you are prepared to go out in supremely tight jeans shows a start to the confidence involved. Look at yourself in a mirror. Do you like what you see? If so take the next step . Go out there. Just take the plunge. Once you are out there you will start to feel more self assured and then this will start to show off. People respond more positively to confidence and this outweighs any reservation that people will think that what you are wearing is odd. Henry
Thanks for the encouragement! So today, after about four hours of nervously checking myself out in the mirror and pacing up and down, I finally got the courage to go the shops in them. Getting out the door was the hardest part. At first I was very nervous but after a while I realised nobody seemed to notice. It felt really good, like I was actually being myself and wearing what I want to wear. I’m going to do it again soon and try to build it up in small steps until I’m ready to do it full time.
If i like what i see in the mirror ??? Im good to go. And I have started seeing men out wearing skinny’s. I see them doing it with what looks like no problems which helped me along. I love the feel, I love the look, Just go for it !!! You’ll be at ease in public in no time !!!
Unsightly? I let it show. Rather I just don’t worry about it. Women don’t hide their breasts. Not usually anyway. I just don’t care I guess. If you’re worried wear a long shirt the first few times, like a polo or long t-shirt. Most people will never see you again so who cares? I wear them to work even. My point is to take baby steps if you need to. After a while you’ll be as comfortable as you would be wearing regular jeans.
The jeans I’m referring to are super tight, for me not tucking would look way OTT, I mean you could see everything if I didn’t do it. As I said to Henry above I eventually managed to go out today (helped by these comments) so my goal is to think of them as just my skinny Jeans. I’d love to be able to wear them to work and social occasions like you do but it’s a positive first step for me. As you say baby steps at first. Thanks for the help!
My pleasure. Mine are super tight as well. In fact half of what I wear is jeggings, and I often go commando. And not to brag, but I’m not exactly small down there. But I’m off the mindset that if they’re offended….. then they were looking somewhere maybe they shouldn’t have been. Good luck. You’ve got a good start I think.
Stay confident. Who cares what others think? Go for it!
The thing is I’m still really nervous someone I know will see me in the jeans when I go out. They are very skintight all over, not just the legs! I’m planning to try go out for a full day in them next week so that should help build my confidence hopefully.
Keep at it Mark. If you have the legs, not too skinny like knitting needles or to muscular like a gym instructor, then jeans must be skin tight all over, like cold weather cycling jeggings, but only made out of stretch denim. Tight jeans can look good on the right women’s legs. The same for men. Make sure you always push the boundary. When you feel it’s not appropriate to wear your tightest jeans, like a family Sunday lunch, or to work, wear slightly less tight ones, but tight enough to push the boundary a bit. This sends a message that this sort of fashion is your thing so that if and when they see you in your tightest, they won’t mentally raies an eyebrow.
These days one can get away with far tighter jeans than say 10, 15 years ago
I have been out a lot but always in a town I’m visiting never in my town. The only comments I have ever received is you look really nice. I think if you keep it classy and look normal then nobody is going to question. For example if you fully crossdress don’t wear a formal dress to a place where nobody else is dressing that way. In other words blend in. I once wore a nice looking blue semi sheer top from White House Black Market into a fast food place. I had on ladies pants with the top and a lady in line next to me goes out of her way to comment on my top saying I love that top it looks really nice. I thought wow I could not believe that she noticed. However you really could not tell that I was wearing all women’s clothes other than my shoes which I just pair up my shoes to match my outfit. I still have not figured out how to do that so I just wear my matching shoes with whatever outfit I plan on wearing. I would love to have the courage to wear some cute ankle boots or heels with one of these outfits but I know I would stand out like a sore thumb.
Not necessarily…I have several pairs of women’s boots, most ankle and slightly above. It completes a very sexy outfit!! Go for it!!
Mark – so good to hear you have gone out in your amazing super tight fitting jeans!! – what are they? … to be honest like you I stood in front of the mirror and thought can I?… then I found the first time out in them felt super brave and the more you strut your style in them the more fun it becomes!… I now need my jeans to be tighter and tighter! – spray-on to extreme super spray on – i wearing them with a smart look – skinny button up shirt and Chelsea boots or shoes… enjoy!
Hi Matt, I have actually been going out in them more often now. I’m just doing the things around town I would normally do but wearing the jeans to get used to it. I’m really trying not to be nervous about wearing them but still feeling anxiety about it. I have had some women’s Levi’s for a few years but they were not that tight. I’m a size 34 in men’s jeans and they are 32. I like skinny jeans, and I saw some photos of a guy in the Levi 711’s and I thought It would be cool to try them. I picked up a pair size 26×32 and they fit so tight it takes a while to get them on. But they look really nice, basically like leggings made from stretch denim. I pull them up as high as I can and wear a belt. I like the five pocket design, the stitching and details and especially the Levi back pockets which sit quite high up on the back. They are very spray on with hardly any wrinkling. Not what you would expect a guy to wear I know, but they feel great, you get used to the tightness after a while. You are right Matt, I have found they are fun to wear! Now if only I can stop feeling like I’m not supposed to wear them because I’m a guy!
this guy wears his jeans just like you do!!… they feel great on – I love the skintight look and feel – to be honest you will find you can’t go back – standard skinny jeans will feel so baggy!!!
Does anyone know of any Women’s skinny jeans that have back pockets that are placed high up on the back? I like the way these look. I’m looking for stretch skinny five pocket jeans.
some ideas for you 🙂
– dr denim solitaire
– topshop Joni are a must!!! – high waisted girly – and fun!!
I checked out the Joni jeans on the topshop site, the thing about those Joni’s is they have no front pockets or belt loops, I like those on a pair of jeans. There are so many jeans out there it’s hard finding the ones you like.
hey mark, finding the perfect pair is tricky – there are some Joni with belt loops… but still no front pockets…
link is here..
they are very skinny tho – I have this pair… on a guy there they don’t look so feminine when matched well in a outfit – but definitely have the wow factor!
you could try the Jamie jeans
keep trying new things and lets know how you get on… 🙂
Hi Matt, I just cant get past the lack of front pockets in the Joni’s, otherwise they look great. Yes… Wow! It’s comforting for me to know there are guy’s like you who like wearing tight women’s jeans. I feel like I’m not alone. I like the way the Joni’s fit, nice and skintight, but also I like having front pockets in my jeans, it gives me something to put my hands into. Today, I’m getting much more confident about wearing my tightest jeans. I’ll be honest, I have now decided that i’m going to wear my Women’s skinny jeans and I don’t care what people might think. Up till recently I have not been so sure. So far I have only had positive comments about the jeans when I have been out in them, and I have enjoyed wearing them out a lot. People I have met when I have been out wearing them have actually said they looked great and fit me well. And of course I think they look good on me. So, now I have made up my mind that I’m going to to finally wear them out in front of everyone, including my friends, workmates and family. I’m going to wear them everyday in front of everybody and there is no going back! Some people will say they are way too tight for me, but I don’t care, I’m actually going to wear them anyway! Someone said that I looked like a girl from behind but so what, you know I don’t care? I think it’s more important to be true to yourself, don’t you think? Ok, I’ll admit I’m really, really afraid but this time I’m determined to do it, I’m wearing them and that is all there is to it. I’m doing it.
hey mark – so how did you get on… I do understand the afraid feeling, but it’s also a really brave feel to when you just wear them and wear them proud! – go for it my friend we are rooting for you!… you won’t look back.
Do share what are you wearing with your skin-tight jeans… find you can dress them up – Chelsea boots/smart shirt (skinny fit!!) etc and dress em down too…
Well I have somewhat got over the fear and I’m wearing them openly now. I met some friends when I was out wearing them, and they were ok about it. I was really self consciousness though, but one of my friends literally said that they loved my tight jeans and they really liked them! I’m still so nervous about the way the jeans look on me, they are so incredibly tight around my hips, and I know I look like girl from the waist down, especially from behind as the jeans are very tight and the back pockets are so high. I’m definitely getting stares! I get butterflies in my stomach a lot especially when I meet someone I know. But why can’t men wear tight jeans styled like this too? I’m just putting them on every morning and telling myself that I want to wear them, and I have been managing to do it so far. I’m new to this so I’m only just figuring out what I should wear with the jeans. I’m wearing them casually at the moment with converse and bomber jacket. I want to look like a guy, but in women’s skintight skinny jeans. Any advice on what to wear with the jeans would be appreciated, thanks!
great to hear you are bravely wearing your skintight skinny jeans… I like converse with them and causal looks .. but my favourite way is to wear mine as part of a smart outfit… so from the top-down I like wearing skinny-fit white shirts (long-sleeve for winter, short sleeve for summer) sometimes even with a tie, I always have my shirt tucked into the jeans, and finished with suede Chelsea boots or slim shoes. Now this creates a form-fitting silhouette… maybe I look girly from behind too? – I’ve never really thought too much about it that way tho – and wouldn’t really both me too much to be honest… my girl-friends say its a compliment… so if we look a bit feminine well that’s ok.
I experiment with different jeans.. so the Topshop Joni’s are my most feminine style (no front pockets ….) I also have some asos jeggings, dr denim lexy are nice, they are more unisex… I keep trying to find tighter-fitting jeans … let us know how you get on 🙂 … the most important thing is that you like them and like how they are on you.
Could anyone recommend Women’s skinny jeans that have the jean pockets placed high up at the back? I’m looking for standard five pocket jeans, thanks.
L’AGENCE and J Brand are usually higher up, but not super high.
So Lorna someone pretending to be me is answering questions re oct 26 1.40pm
I’ve removed it 🙂
Thanks for the tip Lorna, I’m searching for those perfect jeans! I love the jeans blog, you have some very interesting and informative articles here about all things denim. I hope you will post more content soon, especially relating to anything to do with men’s skinny jeans or men wearing women’s jeans. It seems to be quite a common thing these days. Is the forum still operational? It doesn’t register for me, just a blank error page.
Hi Mark, no the forum closed as it wasn’t very beneficial unfortunately. Everyone communicates here in the comment section instead. So glad you love the blog!
I’m sorry to hear that, I love the blog, and I ?? wearing jeans!
In my view a male or female with a tight bum and the right legs, not too skinny or too muscular, looks very good from behind in tight jeans. It is eye candy and I challenge anyone who is not a total frump who does not agree. Go onto Pinterest, select http://loveskinnyjeans1.tumblr.com or https://superskinnyjeansboys.tumblr.com and other similar sites and you will see plenty of excellent examples of guys in tight/skinny jeans.
This should embolden any one with the right attributes to go out and about in tight jeans.
I just got myself some of these from ASOS… the tightest denim I have worn!!
Loving them, no hiding they are for women … but happy with them tucked into my ankle boots and striding out !
They look amazing, I’d definitely wear them. Love the back pockets. How is the sizing on them? I’m sure you look great in them Matt. I’d like stretch jeans exactly the same as those, that would be perfect for me!
they are amazing Mark! – I’m taking a W25 L32, (for comparison I’m around 28in men’s skinny jeans), these have are quite high on the waist with great back pockets and I size down to get an extra skinny fit… recommend !
So cool, Isn’t it great us guys can wear our jeans like this too? If only they were actual five pocket jeans I’d be really into them. I’m definitely tempted to order a pair though. I’m still wearing women’s Levis 710 and 711, but I should try some others. I just like the traditional five pocket stretch skinny jean best .
yes it is!, like you I wouldn’t have thought I’d be wearing jeans like these. I originally thought the same about the front pockets – but actually I now dig them… I feel extremely brave wearing these out as they are so tight-fitting and they are clearly girls jeans, which means back-pocket placement is so cool … all great fun all at the same time – as we have a burst of good weather here I popped on a short sleeve skinny shirt for a sleek-look… front of the shirt tucked into the jeans, back loose.
Matt, I’d love to see some photos of you wearing your jeans, especially the ASOS ones, just to see how they look and how you style them.
PS levis 710 and 711 are still very cool!!, and i’m sure they look amazing on you – which colors of denim do you prefer?
I generally go for darker colours. My latest pair of Levi’s is in a dark charcoal grey, really nice. They are the 711 skinny in the colour hit me up. I got them a few sizes smaller the usual to try a tighter fit, and I liked them. They look like ballet tights made from stretch denim, but with the definition, styling and pockets of jeans. The back pocket placement is important for me, they have to be small and positioned quite high up to get the right look. You can’t go wrong with blue, grey or black jeans really. I was thinking of getting a pair of Lee scarlet skinny jeans next, have you tried those?
I totally get the sizing down!… my aim is get as close to tights as possible, but still them being jeans 🙂 – do you like your jeans high on the waist?… get your point about the pockets too…
How about the Ridley from ASOS, high waist, proper pockets, nicely placed small rear pockets… I’m thinking they look great
I haven’t tried the Lee Scarlett – they look good , 711 are very cool… let us know how you get on…
So I ordered myself a lot of different Levi’s. The 720, 721, 311, 312 and mile high. Besides that I tried the AE leggings the dream and next level.
I was looking for high stretch containing jeans for flattering shaping and comfort. Reasons being that I workout a lot and my body is quite on the athletic side (wide hips, large behind and big thighs). However my issue was mostly with the crotch area (well-endowed, so it shows quite a lot), and the small pockets were quite bothersome (not all that bad with AE). Furthermore, I found that I had to size down on the length of the Levi’s. Men’s jeans I have 32 but 30 on the Levi’s. I liked the 721s the most because of the leg opening being a bit bigger, these looked the least feminine.
So yeah not a lot of succes here, so this got me searching for a men’s alternative. Enter hyperflex from replay jeans. These are slim fit (+- 13 inch hem) but stretch quite a bit ranging from 4-8% stretch. As a bonus they look very denim like. These are my go-to now.
Anyway, the Levi’s would fit me at around 28-29 and the AE jeggins at 10. I wear the replay Anbass hyperflex at 31/32 and they shape really well. It’s like a mix between skinny and slim IMO. They’re around $190/230 I think but get discounted quite often.
Additionally there’s a female variant as well, I tried them on (size 30) but personally found the male jeans more flattering and better fitting for my personal anatomy. This is also due to the low rise on most of them, which makes it incredibly hard to hide your male package.
Anyway thought I’d inform you guys. I’m probably not gonna try female skinny’s for a while due to the disappointing results. Perhaps a more premium brand like 7 for all mankind will haul in better results.
Have you considered slim fit womens jeans? They will still offer a fitted look, but the keg opening would be less skinny spandex Jegging look.
Tried it out with the Levi’s, it was ok but it still fit too tight around the crotch area. Perhaps its just the brand that doesn’t fit so well.
Was already looking at 7 for all mankind pyper, so perhaps I’ll follow up on your advice in the near future.
Appreciate the response
If you can find your size the Levi’s mens 519’s are super good
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I’m a great fan of wearing tight women’s jeans since they make my butt so cute.
I also like it when girl’s notice I’m wearing women’s jeans. My favorite jeans are really tight low rise women’s jeans (Only Jeans, Pepe Jeans, Miss Sixty, edc by esprit, Levi’s Revel, just to name a few…).
Since I have been wearing them for years I’m not afraid to go out in public with them. Jeans are in my opinion unisex, and I like the girl’s fit so much which emphasize the right parts of the body.
I think I was born at just the right time. Back in the 70s we all wore our jeans super tight – have a look at the cover of the Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” album for an example. They weren’t tight all the way to the ankle, but they were tight around the crotch and butt. The old “FUS” brand was always particular good for a bubble butt if you had a very small bum! I was pleased when the trend for tight jeans returned (under the term “skinny”) but disappointed to discover they were tight around the calves and loose around the hips. Back in the day there was no stigma associated with running around in short shorts, and speedos had no associations and were considered the norm. You could wear a thong if you had a good physique. The only issue I remember having was that, while showing the outline of your assets (male or female) was the norm, the jeans had to be black or blue; white was considered very edgy. And any other colour was just weird. I always thought white looked sexiest, but to keep in line with my friends I only went as far as “very faded pale blue”! But some of us worse our jeans so tight we looked almost naked. I remember after washing my tightest pair on a hot wash I could no longer get on my bike for fear of injury. Happy days!
My experience exactly albeit a bit before my time – I bought the Sticky fingers CD, then I managed to acquire a second hand copy of the LP -with the zipper – But in those days tightness would limit one i.t.o. movement. That is, until stretch denim came along, and was able to give new meaning to the word ‘tightness’ which became ‘skinny’ and then ‘spray-on’ , and not just round the bum, but all the way down. Men took a while to follow woman, but they did to wonderful effect. So now I wear my jeans skin tight all the way down – with the denim taken in a bit past the knee so maintain the tightness. My wife says how can your jeans be tighter than mine?
All this works well with thick soled creepers – with secret socks. Then if I want to wear Chelsea boots (with the Cuban heel of course) I have them a little wider , so that the denim is able to fit tightly, of course, over the top part of the boot. But now, horror of abject horrors, loose denim is appearing on women which means men will follow suit. The sight of people wearing curtains (drapes) appals me no matter what the dictates of fashion may be. I believe I have the legs so I will NEVER, EVER wear loose denim.
I always thought baggy jeans looked neutral on guys and bad on girls, but tight looked good on both (subject to figure). Stretch is good for movement but it doesn’t feel as hot as non-stretch. Back in the day a girlfriend could not get my jeans off without my help, and asked why I wore them so tight. I told her they felt like a warm friendly hand all day! I was initially disappointed with stretch which, while they were tight around the legs, I could still get my hands down inside. That never seemed right to me somehow though I appreciate that attitudes to “outlines” have changed over the years. We were always neutral about it before (or even proud) whereas now we’re in denial that we are not all children’s teddy-bears and that no-one has anything down there of interest!