Despite being one of the most versatile go-to items to fold away in drawers, skinny jeans are not for everyone, and some men prefer to opt for a more relaxed casual fit. Even if you do like sporting the skinny jeans, it’s always good to keep things fresh and try out different styles for an alternative look too. For whatever reason you favour a different style of jean – maybe you feel you suit fitted, skinny style, or simply prefer the comfort of a more flexible fit, there’s a number of different denim styles to consider as cool, stylish alternatives. Check out our quick guide to denim at Standout.co.uk, as we talk you through 5 of our favourite men’s skinny jean alternatives, that will keep you looking both sharp and on-trend all-year-round.
1. Tapered Jeans
Tapered jeans are a simple twist on a classic style of jeans. They taper to a smaller fit around the ankle, which creates a slimming illusion, as the rest of the jean remains relaxed and casual. Tapered Jeans are popular amongst men with bigger frames, as the jeans sit below the waist and feature a slim fit through the thigh, with a tapered leg opening at the bottom of the jean that draws in the leg and shapes the leg without being obvious, which a regular pair of denim jeans won’t provide.
Levi’s are known for their classic, tapered styles and offer a collection of tapered denim jeans at Standout.co.uk, in a wide assortment of fashionable, on-trend colours. For a more relaxed style, opt for a pair of casual, Levi’s slim taper jeans in olive (£59.95), as this dark-green shade pairs well with a range of muted colours and can be easily styled with a classic grey marl t-shirt (£16.95) and pair of kickback converse, or vans (£48.95) for a stylish, yet completely casual look.
Tapered jeans offer the comfort and styling factors of a classic pair of jeans, but can also be smartened up for a more formal look with a pair of dark brown brogues, teamed up with a tailored, button-up shirt. Standout.co.uk would suggest pairing a darker pair of tapered denim jeans, such as the Levi 512’s in Sage (£80.95), with a slick, white shirt, like our popular Religion Legion shirt (£38.95) to make a cool style statement.
2. Slim Jeans
Slim jeans are the perfect hybrid between relaxed and skinny jeans and offer a stylish, fitted alternative to a regular skinny jean. These popular pants help elevate an off-duty look and our range of slim styles at Standout.co.uk are made from stretchy fabrics for a comfortable yet cool addition to any man’s wardrobe. No matter your style, slim jeans is a classic style that works just as well for a night out, as it does for casual wear throughout the day. If you’re looking for a way to step out of your comfort zone, explore our range of slim jeans for men in a variety of colours.
Try a lighter pair of slim jeans, such as Levi’s 511’s in Leaf Clover (£72.95), that would pair perfectly with a smart, G-star long-sleeve polo shirt (£55.95), while a darker pair dresses up nicely with a simple, graphic-tee, such as our colour blocking Kappa t-shirt (£29.95), for a more casual weekday look.
3. Wide Leg Jeans
Paying a nod to one of the biggest trend revivals at the moment, wide-leg jeans are a classic pair of pants that were first made famous in the ’90s. When styled right with some low-key trainers and a graphic t-shirt, they can be a great, stylish addition to your jean collection.
Although the wide-leg jean trend is not for everyone and requires a little more confidence due to being a more out of the box style to your typical skinny jean, they can flatter a larger build and give off the illusion of being ‘put-together’, with minimum effort required! Levi’s, again bring a killer collection of this style of wide-leg jeans to Standout, with our favourites being Levi’s original fit 501’s. For a retro-inspired look, pair our Levi’s Stonewash jeans (£54.95), with a graphic sports tee, such as our Kappa Banda Coen tee (£27.95). Take your look one step further and team the outfit with a pair of chunky, 90’s inspired trainers, we would recommend one of our favourite trainer styles from revival brand, Diadora, as their N902 suede trainers (£67.95) offer a 90’s look, with the right amount of colour.
4. Turn Up Jeans
For the more style-conscious men amongst us, our range of denim-turn up jeans at Standout.co.uk, add extra-effortless detail to both formal and casual outfits. As well as offering up added bonus points for attention to detail, turn-up jeans are also an ideal style preference for men with shorter legs, as it creates a natural gap between the ankle and trouser leg, to give the illusion of longer legs. This also adds further styling points, as this gap can be flaunted with a matching pair of patterned socks. For example, take a pair of our fashionable turn-up jeans, such as our Scotch and Soda jeans (£86.95) with a crisp white tee and a pair of grey and navy patterned socks from Emporio Armani (£23.95), for a casual-yet-sophisticated take on an everyday outfit.
To comfortably style this type of jean in Winter, simply conceal your ankles with a pair of Chelsea boots. Standout.co.uk recommends our Jeffrey West western-style Scarface (£182.95) ankle boots, that will not only keep you warm in colder months when paired with a turn-up jean, the leather panelled boots will elevate your look completely.
If you’re wanting to try this look out before you invest in a pair of jeans – simply try it out with a pair you’ve already got. This look typically works best with a lighter pair of denim jeans, as this style of denim is usually a lot darker on the inside leg, and once turned up – will provide a cool, contrasting effect.
5. Cord Jeans
One of the biggest denim trend revivals of 2019 is the classic corduroy style jean. This popular fabric can cleverly add a mix of textures to the fold, giving your look a cool, contemporary edge – as well as being a warm, staple jean of choice for colder months. Though, it’s important to not go overboard with an assortment of colours and textures and stick to the basics when wearing cord. Especially when it comes to the type of jean fit, Standout.co.uk would recommend sticking to straight, or slim leg styles to avoid a complete cord overload, such as our Levi’s 511 slim cord (£59.95) jeans. When it comes to styling this staple pair of textured jeans, try treating cord jeans like you would a patterned trouser and style your bottoms with more muted wardrobe staples, like our minimal Calvin Klein logo t-shirt (£21.95). Add a minimal pair of trainers, such as our Cruyff Indiphisto Leather Trainers in black (£72.95)
Denim Jeans for Men at Standout.co.uk
Denim jeans are the most versatile, functional addition to any man’s wardrobe and here at Standout.co.uk, we have a huge range of jeans in the latest styles, fits and designs from some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Tommy Jeans, Calvin Klein, Jack & Jones and more. Regardless of your style preferences, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect pair of jeans with us – take a look at our whole range of men’s designer jeans at Standout.co.uk