In the Just Stop series, Details fashion director Matthew Marden identifies abominations in men's fashion. This week he has a major issue with skinny jeans.
Let me start by saying that Joey Ramone had amazing style and Hedi Slimane is a genius. I mention them because they are two strong examples of guys who do slim jeans justice. (Notice I said slim.) They are both proponents of denim with a very narrow, straight leg. Narrow and straight fits are good, but skinny? Never.
Jeans that hug your calf muscles are not attractive. Simply put: If they hug your calves, then they also hug everything else, and I don't need to see that. No one does. Jeggings are for girls. Always opt for a straight leg. It's more flattering, and it gives a clean silhouette, even if the denim is distressed. Tapered means tight, so tread lightly. And while we're at it, boot-cuts are for cowboys only, so stay away from those, too. Unless, of course, you are a cowboy.
—Matthew Marden (@DetailsMatt), fashion director at Details