Recently, I was asked what my prediction was for skinny jeans and when the trend will fizzle out. My answer was, not for a long time. As a die-hard fan myself, skinny jeans are both slimming and versatile, when worn appropriately.
The big question is, are they appropriate for dudes? In broad strokes, I would normally say it’s all about your attitude and self confidence, go for it! But let’s be realistic, skinny jeans are not for everyone. Sure, if you are a child, a young twenty-something hipster, in a rock band – in which case age has no boundaries (think Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, ACDC), even a cougar with fierce attitude and discerning taste can pull it off, but the average joe is going to be ridiculed and stoned by his friends.
Gentlemen, if you have any self pride and dignity, unless you fit into any of the above mentioned categories, in addition to having a long and lean body type, I would steer clear of skinny jeans. It’s hard enough for men to stay on top of their game (and I am talking both literally and figuratively), but to put your twig and berries at a suffocating infertile risk is just sheer shenanigans. Leave the skinny jeans to the EMO loving club kids. Why put your health and reputation at risk? Wouldn’t a pair of leggings be more comfortable than a pair of skin tight denim jeans anyway? In any case, they both look ridiculous on men, that is, if you’re straight. If you want to be taken seriously and look amazing at the same time, stick to a slim fitting straight leg jean for a sleeker and refined look.
–Nikki Cho Russo