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Today, Fashion Girl Heather tackles the touchy subject of the Men’s “Skinny” Denim trend with The Denim Guy Johnny Pinto!
Well ladies and gents, here we are in 2011 and fashion is as diverse and exciting as ever for both men and women. Men seem to be getting more involved in their look these days, which is great to see–and denim is as strong as ever.
That brings to mind a question… are Skinny Jeans here to stay?
This is going to be divided into two parts because as we all know, fashion trends for men are very different than those for women.
First, let’s talk about MEN.
When looking into trends in denim, the first person who comes to mind is my friend Johnny, a.k.a THE DENIM GUY (check out his site for everything from trend updates to denim reviews at: http://thedenimguy.com/.)
He is a denim expert and sees all the brands before the season starts. He knows what’s trending and what’s coming in upcoming seasons.
Johnny and I discussed “SKINNY JEANS FOR MEN” and this is what was covered:
(FGH = Fashion Girl Heather; TDG = the Denim Guy)
FGH: Fashion is ever changing but some trends seem to hang on longer than others. Do you think skinny jeans for men are here to stay?
TDG: Fashion is ever changing, trends come and go. Some longer than others. So when you ask if I think the “Skinny” for men is staying, I say YES, but we have to understand a few things….. Skinny is in, but men get scared with the word “skinny.” So we tend to call them slim fits.
Skinny/Slim fit denim will stay in trend, but not in the way we think of a 16-year old wearing them. For that extreme skinny look you see some high school kids in, they are literally going into stores and buying girls denim or wearing their sister’s denim. While they are setting the trend, fashion brands are taking that as inspiration and creating something for everyone else to wear, for your average fashionable guy.
We will see 3 new “slims” for men. “Straight Slim,” “Relaxed Slim,” and “Slouchy Skinny/Slim.” All pretty much have more room in the butt and thigh (depending on the guy’s body type), but all will get tighter in the knee and taper at the bottom. Guys want to be on trend but also be comfortable.
FGH: For a guy that wants to be fashionable, but maybe doesn’t feel comfortable in skinny jeans, what would you recommend?
TDG: Well it all depends on what the guy is wearing right now… (more…)