Guide to jeans – how to choose your perfect match
There is hardly a man in the wardrobe without at least one pair of jeans. After the jeans revolution among the hippies, they are so firmly taken its niche in the fashion that daily life without them seems to have some defective, and stylists have long been their “prescribed” in the basic closet.
Denim pants is always comfortable, practical and hardly in the near future will come from major trends. They, jeans, a long-time frequenters of fashion shows and catwalks, from pret-a-porter to haute-couture. And yet these wonderful pants have no sex or age – they have it all and under any circumstances.
In view of their “universal” popularity, varieties as women’sand men’s jeans a huge amount. Even the impression that the mission to find exactly the model, which is “sit”, hide flaws and emphasize dignity of the figure, seems difficult.
But if you understand the components that create the essential style pants, the choice of “those” jeans seems no longer so hard. So now we analyze the jeans on the shelves and will help to Orient in terminology.
- “Structure” jeans
- Planting or the height of the waist
- “The cornerstone” or the silhouette jeans
- The width of the leg or cut the bottom
- And several varieties of jeans
- Interesting facts about jeans
In most cases, each “denim” brand has a unique classification and specifies their own labeling on their products, but the basis for many years has remained unchanged, only occasionally supplemented with newfangled trends.
- rise (landing) – top, a belt or, in other words, this is what we call the height of the waist;
- fit is the main part from the waist to the knee, which defines the overall style and how the jeans sit on the figure;
- cut (leg) – the leg or the hem of the jeans, which also has an impact on the silhouette of the pants in General.
Planting or the height of the waist
High waist (high-waisted rise) is a convenient model which was originally invented for cowboys (not suitable for riders slipping back pants), but now particularly relevant among girls. This cut is attractive because it visually lengthens legs and accentuates the elegance of the waist.
If we talk about women’s high-waisted rise, then select jeans with a high waist, slender ladies are recommended, though, if you choose the right style and size, and ladies in body look so fit quite advantageous.
At the waist (rise original) – the top jeans sits slightly lower than in the overpriced models, and passes through the natural waistline. Popular among the height of the jeans, which is good for any gender, height and build.
Medium fit (regular or medium rise) – the most common type of fit in men’s and women’s jeans, where the belt is located directly under the waist line. It is a universal solution for any type of figure.
Low-waisted (low rise) – for the most part jeans with low waist prefer girls, although these options are found among male models. Because this type of landing visually widens the hips, it is best suited for thin young men and women with narrow hips and slightly marked waist.
Low fit (ultra low rise) – extreme type cut with the lowest position of the belt designed to slim, bold and shocking. These jeans are not designed for everyday wear and in need of proper selection of clothing in General. In the men’s segment are not used.
“The cornerstone” or the silhouette jeans
Straight fit (regular fit or classic) – judging from the name, this is the basic and most versatile type of cut which can be found from any manufacturer or fashion house. Due to the direct style that hides as excessive thinness and completeness, it is suitable for any male or female figure.
Loose fit (relaxed fit) – unlike the classics, this style is generally more spacious, not tight and does not hinder movement, and the waist line is moved down to the hips. For greater comfort and feeling of “freedom”, loose jeans are popular among both sexes of all ages.
Supersporty cut (loose, baggy fit) is compared with the previous have the widest style and in most cases a low waist. The predecessor of the fit was baggy work pants early twentieth century, which often had plenty of pockets for various tools. Now these pants are very popular among the representatives of streetstyle and hip-hop. By the way, these jeans are often called hip-hop mopes or just “tubes”.
Boyfriend jeans (boyfriend fit) – despite its name, a style designed exclusively for ladies. In fact, this is a classic men’s jeans adapted to the female half. This files most often have low or standard fit and straight leg Podkamenye medium width. The high interest of girls in this type of cut manufacturers offer a much richer variety of “Boyfriends”. The model is suitable for different types of shapes, but the owners of lush thighs better to give preference to less direct silhouette.
Jeans-Sliema (slim fit) – in English the word “slim” means “slim”. This kind of jeans tight figure and zauzhivaetsya to the bottom. Recently become popular not only among women but also men. The model can accentuate a trim silhouette, but if you choose the right fit and wide leg, visually hide figure flaws (large eggs or disproportionate to the figure).
Skinny jeans (skinny fit) – very narrow view of jeans, which we often called “pipes”. Because of its cut skinny jeans can’t hide excessive thinness or fullness, so they are perfect for people with the correct aspect ratio.
Jeggings (jeggings fit) – one of the last “inventions” of the fashion industry, which, as well as Boyfriends, it remains the prerogative of girls. Jeggings is a kind of hybrid between jeans and leggings. The fabric from which they are made, more subtle, elastic and form-fitting, so they also designed for a slim lady.
Legs, also called leg cut or have much less diversity. Varieties of all three.
Flared (boot cut) – old bell, who was at the peak of popularity in the 60’s and 70’s. Despite the fact that today they do not produce all trademarks, flared jeans do not lose their relevance and look very stylish. In addition to boot cut, the width of the two legs does not exceed the width of the belt, there are also flared cut, in which the width of the leg from the knee to the bottom is much more extreme. These jeans are called “bells”.
Tapered (tapered or tailored cut) – the last time such a cut is very popular all over the world. Choose them both men and women, although male models are still slightly larger. The main rule is the correct choice of footwear – it should not be too massive, and to kind of keep the overall silhouette, not coming out the integrity of the image.
And several varieties of jeans
Having considered the main options for casual jeans can’t we skip the less common models. They are quite a bit.
Cropped jeans – cropped jeans, which can be any cut and style.
Cargo jeans – jeans-bananas with large patch pockets.
Breeches – jeans that transcends the fashion of the officer’s uniform. Jeans breeches visually increase hips, because they are loose on top and tapered towards the bottom. Often the very breeches “hide” the spacious pockets.
Interesting facts about jeans
- The homeland of the fabric “denim”, from which jeans are made, is French town, and its name literally translates as “cloth from Nimes”.
- The origin of the word “jeans” has several versions, but the main two are recognized. Italy imported denim from Genoa that the Italian pronunciation sounds like “Genova”. Or, in the second version, the modern “jeans” have this name because the denim pants in the UK sold as “Jean” or “Jane”.
- The price of the first pair of jeans created by Levi Strauss, was worth only $1,46.
- In the world of high fashion jeans were only in the 60s. “Pioneer” was Louis ferro, which was first introduced on the show denim pants, fully embroidered with rhinestones. Today, almost every fashion house has its own line of jeans. “Inscribed” jeans release, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, Pierre Cardin and Alexander McQueen.
- Bought the most expensive pair of jeans are worth $60 000. No, she is not embroidered with precious stones or metals. This is the original model of 501 Levi Strauss & Co, released in 1951. The same amount for it, put a Japanese collector at the auction.