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Any Skinny Guys Wear Straight or Classic Jeans/Chinos/Cords?

datrat

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Conventional wisdom says skinny guys should wear slim jeans/chinos/cords. But I find the extra mobility of straight or classic cut jeans helpful on a bicycle or when sitting for long periods of time. I also think the slim look with most brands is a little too slim and statement-making. So even though I wear shirts marketed as slim, I wear pants that are straight or classic.

Any other skinny guys do this?
 

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while my midsection is more "dad bod" now than ever, I do have very skinny and long legs. My biggest issue is the low rise that comes with skinny/slim pants. I find anything with less than a 10" rise to be uncomfortable and an automatic rejection.
 

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Humble brag?

Being skinny you can get away with wearing pretty much anything.

Just look at how stylish Japanese dress. Many are slim, but look great in oversized clothes.
 

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I'm a skinny guy and recently made a style change from preppy/business casual slim clothing to a more heritage/workwear inspired style including engineer boots. This required me to move to a wider cut of pant and, honestly, I much prefer it.

As you mentioned, its better for mobility but it also allows me to more easily wear base layers in cold weather. I couldn't imagine wearing base layers under some of the slimmer pants I used to wear. Another benefit is that, once I start back working out, I'll have room to spare as far as growth is concerned.
 

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I'm a skinny guy and recently made a style change from preppy/business casual slim clothing to a more heritage/workwear inspired style including engineer boots. This required me to move to a wider cut of pant and, honestly, I much prefer it.

As you mentioned, its better for mobility but it also allows me to more easily wear base layers in cold weather. I couldn't imagine wearing base layers under some of the slimmer pants I used to wear. Another benefit is that, once I start back working out, I'll have room to spare as far as growth is concerned.
yes thats the other part! I was beginning to think I was nuts because whenever i walked into a jcrew the salespeople would say “you *need* to buy the 484” when I was looking at the 770s. But wear any big hiking boots with those kind of cuts and it starts to look a little strange. Ive also been getting more into technical clothing like baselayers and a looser cut makes a huge difference if you want to wear thermals, esp with denim, which catches on the long johns a bit more!
 

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