Jeans are a must-have in every wardrobe. They are versatile, durable and go well with almost anything. However, choosing the right pair of jeans is not only about finding the right size, but also the right cut as they should match your style and accentuate your assets. From classic straight jeans to modern slim fit jeans, all types of jeans have their own characteristics and style. We will show you the different styles of jeans in this guide so that you can find the perfect pair of jeans that suit you the most. We will also answer some FAQs about different types of jeans for men.
What is tapered fit and what are skinny jeans? The world of jeans is versatile and offers a suitable pair of trousers for everyone and for all occasions. We will show you the most important types of jeans and the differences between them.
Timeless / comfortable / straight leg
You can’t go wrong with straight fit jeans as they are a real classic. Straight fit jeans have a straight cut and they go from your thighs down to the hem around your ankles. This means they fit closer around your thighs, but they have a looser fit around your claves so you will still be able to move about in them comfortably.
Depending on the colour and style straight fit jeans suit every body shape and also any occasion. They also have great fit if you have large thighs.
Classic / comfortable / versatile
Regular fit jeans have a straight cut similar to a pair of straight fit jeans, but they are slightly narrower towards the ankles. They are therefore perfect for those who prefer a more classic jeans style but would like a closer fit below the knee.
This type of jeans is also versatile and can be combined with almost anything for everyday wear as well as for formal occasions. These jeans are suitable for any body shape because just like a pair of straight fit jeans they are loose-fitting, which offers you a lot of comfort and they are easy to move about in.
Loose-fitting / comfortable / casual
You should opt for a relaxed fit if you prefer a looser fit. These types of jeans are loose fitting from the hips all the way down to your ankles and they are very comfortable and easy to move about in. This style of jeans is very casual and they will remind of the trendy 90s.
Relaxed fit jeans suit any body shape. They have a relaxed fit, but they are suitable for everyday wear.
Trendy / stylish / tapered
Tapered fit jeans have an inverted shape and they taper towards the ankles. They often have a low crotch and they are loose around the hips and thighs and gradually tighten towards the bottom. In comparison to straight and regular fit jeans they have a closer fit, but they are not as close-fitting as slim fit or skinny jeans.
Tapered jeans are the right choice for men who prefer a trendy look. The tapered cut will cleverly accentuate your legs. These jeans have a loose fit around the hips and thighs, and they are suitable for men with larger thighs.
Slim / close fitting / fashionable
Slim fit jeans are close fitting, but they are still comfortable to wear and move around in. The hem of the jeans rests loosely on your shoes and can be folded up if necessary.
This style of jeans is perfect for men who prefer a pair of jeans that are closer fitting. This fit will make your legs appear longer, which makes this type of jeans a great choice if you would like to look taller. In combination with a matching top, slim fit jeans can be worn to formal events or worn as part of a casual outfit.
Skinny / close-fitting / trendy
Skinny jeans have a tighter fit which can make your upper body stand out. They still have a certain amount of stretch even though they have a tighter fit. This makes them comfortable to wear and easy to move about in. Skinny jeans are a great choice for formal occasions as well as for everyday wear.
In contrast to slim fit jeans, skinny jeans also have a tight fit around your ankles, which will make your shoes stand out.
Lots of jeans are available in larger sizes so that you can find your perfect pair of jeans!
At C&A we have a wide range of jeans to choose from and a lot of them have an element of stretch in them to ensure that your jeans are very comfortable to wear, and you can move about in them without any problems. The denim fabric used contains stretchy fibres that make the material more flexible and keep it crease-resistant. This means that you can wear your pair of jeans everyday without worrying about them creasing.
Discover our "Flex - On the go" collection where you'll find jeans that offer you a little extra comfort. Don’t forget to have a look at our "Jog Denim". These jeans are very comfortable thanks to the material composition that makes them feel like a comfy pair of joggers.
Are you still looking for a pair of jeans for the summer? We would recommend getting a pair of jeans with the "COOLMAX®" feature. The fibres of these jeans are very breathable, keep moisture away from your skin and help to keep you cool.
What is the difference between straight fit and regular fit? We will answer these and other questions below in our jeans FAQ.
Both types of jeans look quite similar as they are both characterised by their straight cut. The big difference is that regular fit jeans are slightly narrower towards the ankle in comparison to straight fit jeans, but they are not as tight around your ankles as tapered jeans. Regular jeans are a good choice if you prefer a closer fit around your ankles, but a loose fit overall.
This depends on your body shape and your preferred style. In general, you can't go wrong with a pair of straight jeans. They are timeless and the straight cut suits all body shapes. It is important that you choose the right size and length so that the jeans fit correctly and are comfortable to wear. If you are looking for a comfortable fit, choose jeans with elastane fibres. Flex jeans are stretchy and therefore particularly comfortable.
A pair of jeans should always fit comfortably so that you can wear them in any everyday situation without having to forgo any comfort. You should opt for a pair of jeans with a higher waistband so that they don’t feel too tight around the stomach area. A pair of jeans with a higher waistband will make your stomach look slimmer and they have a good fit. In addition, jeans with spandex have an extra stretch that makes them more flexible for everyday wear and very comfortable to move around in.
Straight jeans are always a good choice as they suit all body shapes and they will give you a great look. If you prefer a smarter look opt for a pair of jeans in a darker colour, but if you prefer a more casual look you can go for a pair of relaxed fit jeans.
Have you heard about our Premium Denim? These jeans are made with less water and renewable energy in Germany.
There is a pair of jeans that will suit every body shape and style whether you prefer casual, classic or closer fitting. Make sure you choose the right size and find the perfect style that makes you feel confident and this will help you to find your new favourite pair of jeans!