questionswhat do you think about men wearing "skinny…

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they look awful and uncomfortable.
there is a reason why Levi 505 and 550 are timeless.

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My daughter recently insisted that I get a pair of these 'skinny' jeans. It appears I ended up with 'skinniest'. She tells me that they look good on me, and the wife apparently agrees. So to answer your question : Who buys these?

Men who are told to.

:p

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With a guy with the body to pull it off, I certainly enjoy ogling a nice butt in a tight fitting pair of jeans. Nice long legs emphasized by a close fit. Why should guys be exempt from wearing uncomfortable clothing just to show off their assets? We ladies have tottered around in high heels for decades wearing clothes that no one would choose for comfort because it's a social expectation. Gander sauce, boys!

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I think the quotes should be around "men".

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I think people should wear whatever makes them happy. I have a great need for novelty t shirts and mocking those around around me. Freedom and covert criticism for all, I say!!

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@slickwilly: Always a good plan! I was actually about to post that I have never seen a man that I thought looked good in skinny jeans, but you know what does look good? A man who keeps his wife and daughter happy. : )

You have now made me re-think my position that skinny jeans automatically=douchebag. Damn it. I hate it when I grow.

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When I see it, I automatically pre-judge. Then again, it's a hipster thing.

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I think they are comfortable and becoming, but only to a certain extent...
I tend to wear the "straight" fits that are just one size above the "skinny" ones.
I wore a pair of my sister's 00 Hollister jeans for half a day once, and, though they fit, and my ass had never looked better in jeans, it was quite uncomfortable, and just a tad ridiculous.

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In addition to being very uncomfortable, there are very, very few guys who have the build to even consider wearing these. Most guys are too big, and look like an oversized dark smurf on the bottom. Too skinny guys look like tree branches painted blue.

But, go ahead and wear them. It just makes it easier to spot you as a d-bag: as if the soul patch, ugly glasses, and bad haircut weren't a big enough give away.

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Generally speaking, I could care less what other people wear. I've spent enough time wearing things that I now look back on and say "What was I thinking?!?!?!" that I feel like a person in a stone house throwing glass.

If they fit right, and the person wearing it looks good, more power to them. If they don't fit well, then the person wearing them looks somewhat (or really) silly. Either way, doesn't really affect me, so why should I worry about it?

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@meh3884 and @cowboydann are right. Only I should have the opportunity to look this good.

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" I'm just trying to understand the man that goes to the department store and seeks these god aweful things out by choice"

Well, not any "man" that wants kids in the near future! They pretty much do the same thing as a hot tub or tight briefs to a mans "package".

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No real improvement over the elephantine fashion of the huge rapper pants. Can't guys find clothes that fit?

I saw James Bond on Leno the other night in a suit that would fit a 12-year-old. Pants and jacket too. Comical. I was waiting for the splitting sound when he sat down.

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I can barely get my calves into them, how in the world am I going to get them over my thighs? So, no, I would never wear them if for no other reason that they won't go over my legs. Also, they look stupid.

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@moondrake: You can look at my butt and quads when I am out running in my tights/compression shorts. The rest of the time you are just going to have to deal with my 501s.

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I was looking through my sister's old high school year books over Christmas (1987-1990) and that just cemented my conclusion that fashions will come and go and it's all arbitrary. What people thought looked good in the late '80's looks ridiculous now. I'm sure that skinny jeans will be a part of the "what were they thinking?" fashion comments in coming decades.

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@slickwilly: Thats the most acceptable answer I've seen. :-) Thankfully, my wife is happy with my normal straight fit and boot cuts.

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If you have a build like Jack Skellington you aren't going to get the girls/guys who like guys covered in rippling muscles. You always want to market to those who are buying what you are selling. So if you are super skinny you let your bangs grow ridiculously long, put on your eyeliner and skinny jeans, head to the nearest Chris Angel fan club meeting and BAM! full social calendar. :)

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It depends what you consider skinny. I don't like pants that are baggy but I don't like them tight either. I'm very picky about my pants.

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@moondrake: Good to hear from a lady on the question :-) Once again I think those are more the origional cowboy fit jeans from Levi. I'm really not against a tighter pair of jeans if you look good in them, but skinny jeans are a different kind of tight. I just don't think Butt cleavage is sexy.

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@gt0163c: Great. I thought it was time to pull the acid wash Jordache denim jacket back out of the closet. Heavy Sigh. Way to burst my bubble.

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@wilfbrim: LOL. The Police Academy is only about a half mile from my house and they make the prospects run all over my neighborhood so I get a lot of enjoyment watching the baby cops work out in tight shorts and Ts. The mountain where I live is popular with serious cyclists so I get plenty of spandex eye candy there as well. I just like reminding guys from time to time that it's a two-way street these days, we gals have come to have some of the same expectations men have always enjoyed about members of the opposite sex making an effort to look good for us.

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I wear Levi's slim straights because they're more comfortable without making me look like "shapeless-dad-in-a sweater-vest-let's-hit-the-golf-course-and-tee-up-fellas" in GAP jeans.

I guess I'm half a man.

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Men don't wear skinny jeans.

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They aren't men if they are wearing them.

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@nmchapma: To: "cowboy straight leg origional levi's jeans".
Exactly :) My legs aren't too beefy though, and I have a tiny butt, so they work out ok

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@meh3884: @publicart does look pretty sexy in those skinny jeans.

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@thumperchick: "There seems to have a been a happy middle ground for a few years in the early 00's where everyone's pants fit them, weren't skin tight, or ridiculously baggy, were worn at hips or waist - and didn't have bell bottoms on them. Why can't we all just agree to keep that as a norm?"

I'm in! Let's make it so!

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@dmaz: I assume these are like cowboy straight leg origional levi's jeans? I still think those are a bit tight for my enormous legs but not near what I'm thinking of. I'm talking about those super low rise circulation reducing ankle hugging butt cleavage showing things.

@bnbsouthworth: Amen. the big jeans are just as bad. I can appreciate some extra room to move around and get work done but it's terrible to have to hold up your pants whilst trapsing through the mall.

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I have a pair of skinny jeans, but I barely ever wear them. Basically just for the girlfriend when we go out somewhere "nice". Definitely uncomfortable and I won't be picking up more.

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There seems to have a been a happy middle ground for a few years in the early 00's where everyone's pants fit them, weren't skin tight, or ridiculously baggy, were worn at hips or waist - and didn't have bell bottoms on them. Why can't we all just agree to keep that as a norm?

I don't get the skinny jeans thing. I don't get it for men or women. It looks weird to me. But hey, I also don't get why the ugliest of the 80's trends are back in either. Or the creepy porn star facial hair and hairstyles of the late 70's. But, that's just me. While I don't get it, or particularly like it... I don't really care what someone else wears or likes.

OH, with one glaring exception. A friend of mine is a... fluffy man. He's 6'+ of cuddly. There is a picture someone took of him in a striped hoodie and skinny jeans - from behind. It looks like someone photoshopped his top half onto a flat-reared lady's bottom half. It's priceless. (That's what chubby guys look like in skinny jeans to me, btw)

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I prefer men to look manly. Skinny jeans IMO look very feminine on a guy. Turn off for me, but it's their choice. I wear what I like and am comfortable with, no matter what anyone else thinks.

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I'm fine with it. Makes it harder for them to run away when you throw things at them :D

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I got some over Christmas. Still haven't worn them. I have far too much of a gut to pull them off. Maybe if I was extremely scrawny. That is the only kind of male I have seen able to pull them off.

On the comfort note... I can see how they might take some getting used to, but I don't see them as constantly uncomfortable or anything extreme. Besides, some people find a tight fit to be more comfortable. I personally like the feeling of tight jeans around my "behind", and only really want them looser starting from the thighs down (try scratching a deep itch on your leg with skin tight pants). That is entirely based on the feeling of comfort though; no idea what pants like that would look like (probably not stylish?).

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No man should ever wear skinny jeans..... even @publicart....no matter what @meh3884 and @cowboydann say!

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@raider9924: You're just jeal of how much attention @publicart gets for his pants.

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I'm an older straight guy, with a diverse and eclectic mix of friends and acquaintances
The guys I know that wear them are either 1) Insecure, desperate for a date, and trying to look fashionable, or 2) Gay, and #1, too. Mostly #2, tho.
The girls are like the Tshirt and tights types. For the same reasons. I prefer the tights.
Whether it's religion, politics or fashion, if you are compelled to dress and act in a way that doesn't fit the real world ... it's not the world at fault.

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"What do you think about men wearing "skinny" jeans?"
I would not call them "men"

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Button-fly 501s are as close as you'll get me to non-loose fit jeans. Even then I only wear them to special occasions.

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Wow, this has gotten a lot of answers.
Basically, my wife looks great in Skinny Jeans and she likes them; however, I have never ever tried on a pair, nor would she ever ask me to.
She likes my "relaxed fit" jeans. I always make fun of guys that wear Skinny Jeans...they just look ridiculous and feminine!

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I try "Not" to think about men in skinny jeans.