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GQ Recommends How to Wear Jeans (5 Styles) | GQ

We’re not ready to rock low rise denim yet either. GQ editors are here to recommend five different styles of jean silhouettes including straight leg, flare, slim straight, high-waisted, and skater fits. From the classic Levi’s 501 to a Buck Mason slim straight silhouette, Avidan, Yang-Yi, Gerald, Sam, and Miles teach you how to style GQ’s 5 favorite denim looks.

I’m not exactly sure how many jeans i own the numbers probably close to like 12 or 13 between like 25 and 35 i think i own about 30 40 pairs of jeans hey what’s up everyone this is gq recommends and today we are going to talk about jeans how often do i wear jeans i mean i wear jeans every day unless i’m going to like a funeral or something they’re endlessly

Versatile and go with everything you own gene fits exist on such a wide spectrum all of our bodies are different so all of our genes to be different as well the straight leg jeans are the original cut of jeans the levi’s 501 the holy grail of all jeans that is the gene that invented jeans the 501 is probably the place to start it’s a straight silhouette and there’s

No like narrow taper or anything it’s not too tight it’s not too relaxed the rise which is to say like how high or low the waist goes is usually like a what we would call a mid-rise a pair of like really classic straight leg jeans feel to me so much like that greaser movement i love to throw a denim jacket on top and go full canadian tuxedo i am canadian so it’s

My birthright wear tough pair of boots with them just wear a classic white t-shirt with them denzel looking like a king at the airport this is a great example of how these jeans can dress up or dress down you throw them on with a t-shirt you throw them on with a jacket they look just as killer it’s pretty easy to dress up a straight leg i mean how i would do

It is probably like a blazer maybe a button-up shirt maybe even like denim on denim like with a western shirt and a blazer there are some photos of harrison ford looking great if you’re looking to buy a pair you’re on a budget the best place to start is levi’s they invented the american blue jean or you could try a brand like left field it’s really hardy it’s

Really tough it looks like the jeans that james dean would have worn in the 50s if you’re really trying to get freaky and trying to step things up then you can go to a japanese label like capital they are the be-all and end-all of artisanal denim with interesting colors with interesting weaves it’s just it’s art flare jean is a very 70s style it’s a very

Sort of like rock and roll it feels very retro these days i think flare kind of covers or encompasses several different categories you have the boot cut which is made for like putting over a cowboy boot and then you have the bell bottom 70 or style which can get like crazy i like to wear flare jeans with black chelsea boots which looks really classic but i also

Like to just wear them with you know zomba sneakers these guys are all wearing capital hippie jeans which are basically vintage pairs of denim patched in this really crazy way to sort of evoke the style of denim warren by hippies in the 60s it’s really cool when you can sort of bring into the modern day by wearing it with jordans i think that’s superfly jeremy

O’haras love jeremy o’hara’s i believe these are gucci jeans they look amazing that’s a flare it’s definitely wider than like a boot cut jean if you’re gonna do a cropped flare do it like this so you can see the loafer i wouldn’t go any higher than that if you walk into any good vintage store these days you’ll find a rack of flare jeans on the runway there’s a lot

Of designers doing pretty aggressive you know radical flare silhouettes levi’s actually just reintroduced a flare silhouette that’s high-waisted and has a nice subtle flared leg i think for flare jeans wrangler for sure love levi’s love a lemare jean gucci makes a great flared jean celine makes a great flair jean if you’re looking to splurge today i’m wearing

A pair of slim straight jeans a trimmed down but definitely not skinny take on a classic straight leg these in particular are vintage levi’s 5.0 fries from the early 70s i would say a pretty formal look all things considered i’m actually wearing what’s called a tie so a slim straight silhouette is pretty similar to a straight leg and think of it as like still a

Straight silhouette but a little bit narrower and generally the slimmer you get the waist will also be a little bit lower i wouldn’t say they’re low rise but they’re usually a little bit lower than a mid-rise they sit really nicely over a pair of sleeker chelsea boots or clean toe derbies or even classic chucks i would actually pair this with a more formal shoe

I think they look really great with a pair of cowboy boots and just a plain t-shirt i mean if you have a plain white t-shirt and a pair of jeans you have an outfit i would generally try to keep the silhouette up top similar a shirt that’s a little bit more fitted again not like skinny i would add that if you’re worried about buying a pair of jeans that will look

Dated for some reason in five years you’re safe with these they will always look timeless because they’re not very timely every brand has their own slim silhouette if you’re really like i don’t know anything else i’ll just go to levi’s you can do that buck mason also is a little bit more expensive and from there man like what brand doesn’t make one if you’re

Looking to spend a little bit more i think a lot of guys will start to go to apc or 316 or rag and bone these are the ramones in a classic slim straight gene i love how much attitude they have like how much punkish derision they have for the man i think it all comes from the jeans high-waisted jeans are exactly what they sound like they sit high on your waist

Kind of up to your navel it’s a very late 80s early 90s look it gives you that like freddie mercury jimi hendrix type of vibe it kind of elongates your body it’s relaxed but also feels a bit more like pulled in since it sits up here high-waisted jeans being cool again is a very recent thing i think you’ll remember in like the 2000s early 2010s low-rise was still

A thing right for men and women we’ve started to see those waistlines creep up higher and higher your waistline is fully on display you should have a fun belt to show it off whether that’s something really classic whether that’s a little bit thinner which might be a cool look whether it’s a fun loud color definitely when you have a high-waisted jean you should

Tuck in your shirt i think you want people to see that it’s a high-waisted jean and it just also accentuates your figure i like a half tuck if you’re wearing a button down i’m known to do a half tuck i think if you’re wearing a t-shirt tuck it in fully for a more accessible jeans like under a hundred dollars i like wrangler’s dress jean it has like a bit of a

Flare it’s higher waisted but it feels more dressy evan mock this is an amazingly bold look there’s his navel the jeans being that high like do a lot of the work here making sure that you’re not exposing too much and yet just that little bit of skin takes this look to a whole other level i think i’d love to own these pair of jeans the detailing in the pockets

Is great they’re a great fit they’re not too tight around your calves they’re wider at the bottom there’s like a two inch break there which is always great by the boot david bowie is david bowie how could you not love everything about david bowie yeah he has a great denim kind of a faded black wash has a great belt they sit higher waisted they hug your calf

Which is awesome yeah this is a sick look so what are skater jeans i’m not a skateboarder obviously skaters tend to wear jeans that are wider in the thigh it’s just easier to be like active in jeans that are not tight in the thighs skaters also tend to wear jeans that are cropped if not super cropped at least not super long you don’t want too much jean getting

In the way of what you’re doing you want to also show off your sneakers so in my mind a skater cut is lower on the waist for sure but it’s pretty loose and fluid probably held up by like a shoelace belt if anything funnily enough i think the people who style skater jeans the best are actual skaters so at any point south of canal street you’ll see guys in baggy

T-shirts super low-rise sheens and maybe a trucker hat they naturally lend themselves towards less formal outfits although you can certainly pair them with like a pair of clogs and a really large double-breasted overcoat and still look pretty sick i do have a couple pairs of jeans that are sort of reminiscent of skater jeans such as this pair which is quite wide

In the thighs and then you know also a little cropped it’s super adaptable you know today i’m wearing them with chunky prada chelsea boots but yesterday i wore them with loafers i wouldn’t wear skater jeans with like a jacket a button-down shirt i mostly just wear with t-shirts so i’m looking at a picture of james harden wearing a very nicely fitting pair of

Skater jeans and he’s a huge sneaker head so it makes sense that he wants a silhouette that kind of ends before his shoes james harden makes these look just so easy as you can see they’re a little paint splattered i’m not sure if that happened when he was in the studio i think either way it looks it looks kind of cool i would also point out that he’s obviously

A taller dude and this makes him look really well proportioned because they’re cropped and don’t put too much emphasis on his lower half asap rocky is obviously a style god i don’t think he’s ever worn a bad fit and these jeans are cropped at the hem he’s wearing them with vans it looks like rocky has a little strand of pearls sort of serving as a wallet chain

I’ve never seen that before i think it’s incredible if you’re looking for under 100 skater jeans i’d probably go to levi’s in the roughly 300 range sounds unconventional but i’d probably send you to supreme despite the graphic tees their jeans are super sturdy and will last you for years well thanks for watching all of our wonderful gene content tune in next

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