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Types of Jean Fits for Men

Want to find the right denim? All jeans are not created equal! It's smart to invest in a variety of styles and fits that speak to your personal preference. Discover what's trending and learn about the different jean fits for men.

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Find Your Favorite Fits

Whether you're comfortable with your current go-to fit or want to try something new, we've tailored this selection to help ensure you're always looking your best. Here's the breakdown of the most common jean fits.


Slim Jeans are slender from the hip to the ankle. Similar to skinny jeans, they are fitted but have slightly more room throughout the leg. It looks great on most men, and is a solid popular choice if you appreciate a smart, sleek style. Brands like G-Star RAW, Calvin Klein Jeans and GUESS have great options.


The ultimate everyday jean—straight through the hip, thigh and leg—is destined to be in heavy rotation. Men's straight jeans are considered contemporary classics for the modern man. Enhance an off-duty look with your favorite styles in this fit from Levi's®, Silver Jeans Co., and Buffalo David Bitton.


Skinny jeans for men are tailored to fit narrow and close fitting throughout the leg. They've become a modern esesntial that solidifies the menswear trend toward streamlined silhouettes. Get sleek pairs from designers such as True Religion, GUESS, CK Jeans and other top brands.


Tapered jeans for men are a combination of straight and skinny fits. They're roomier throughout the thighs and taper into a slimmer fit toward the calves. They're a great option for men that want a slim appearance without a completely fitted feel. Check out brands like Levi's®, GUESS, and G-Star RAW.

Slim Straight

Slim-straight jeans have a slim-fit from the hip to the thigh and are straight through the leg. They’re a versatile choice to pair with your favorite shoes, boots and sneakers. Check out brands like Buffalo David Bitton, Guess, and CK Jean.


Pull together effortless denim style in relaxed jeans for men. It's an easy fit from top to bottom that's relaxed through the knee—a roomier fit enhances the comfort factor. Refresh your closet with pairs from some of our go-to brands like Silver Jeans Co., Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.


Men's bootcut jeans are equal parts rugged and refined, designed with a straight fit through the thigh and a slight flare from teh knee to the ankle. They're ideal to wear over boots for an outdoorsy look or if you have wide calf muscles. Count on this well-liked style from top brands including Levi's®, Buffalo David Bitton and INC International Concepts® (Created for Macy's).

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