Should A Man Iron A Crease In His Jeans? How Long Should Jeans Fit? Denim Jean Style Tips

Should A Man Iron A Crease In His Jeans HowLong Should Jeans Fit Denim Jean Style Tips Hi! I'm Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real MenReal Style.

Today, we're going to be talking about jeansand should they have a center crease and how long should they be.

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The question that came in, pretty simple, how long should my jeans be, Antonio, and do you put a center crease in the legs? Thank you very much.

” Well, that's a question that takes me backand it takes me back to when I was in high school.

We'd go to football practice in the morningand after football practice, everyone's getting on their clothes for school.

I grew up in West Texas.

We call them the kickers, the cowboys, andthese were — literally in high school, they rode bulls.

I had a good friend and I remember he hadto miss — he was one of our best linebackers and he basically came to school with his mouthwired shut two days before a game because he got stomped on by a bull.

It was just a big deal because he couldn'tplay in the football game, and this is West Texas.

You better be playing the football game.

We had a broom handle in the locker room andthe reason the broom handle was there was these guys had so much starch and their jeanswere so pressed — these are Wranglers — that they would have to throw the broom handlein there to open up the jeans before they could get those on because that was the kickeror the Western look, is to have those pressed, creased, starched jeans.

This is back in the mid '90s.

I don't know if it's the same anymore, butthey would have those shirts as well, those western shirts, and I think Garth Brooks wasbig.

I remember even people wearing the black overhere, black over there, the white — hey, they had more style than me.

If you would've seen my style back then, it'snothing like this.

In any case, that's the only place I've everseen people get away and actually look decent for what they're going for, creased jeans.

Otherwise, you don't want to go creased jeans, never.

Nowadays, jeans are casual.

You don't want to have a center line crease, so let's throw it out there.

Unless you are a cowboy growing up in the1990s or stuck in the 1990s — and you can leave a comment down below, guys.

I am not an expert.

I haven't been back to West Texas for a while, so maybe people are still doing this, but I don't know.

I love to hear on the comments if there'sanyone out there creasing their jeans.

I personally don't think that you need tobe doing it.

Now, let's talk quickly about the length ofyour jeans.

It depends on what you're going to wear withthem.

Often, that's in the description of the jeans.

If you're going to be wearing boots, bootshave a heel whether they'd be work boots, Western boots, or any other type of boot outthere.

You could expect to be a little bit higherup off the ground.

Because of that, you want a longer jean, buthow can you determine this when you're purchasing them and you don't necessarily have the shoesyou're going to wear? Well, you need to understand when you putthe jeans on at the store, you don't want to have shoes on.

If you're going to be wearing these jeans, let's say they're a low-rise cut or they're slim or they're just a regular cut and you'regoing to be wearing these with shoes, then in that case, you're not going to need muchheight on them.

You want to make sure when you don't haveyour shoes on that the back of the jean — let me just use this example right here.

The back right here is just touching yourheel.

It can go a little bit beyond because youcan actually get this adjusted, very easy to do.

A lot of places, if you ask them especiallyif they are a jean specialty store, you can ask them to hem the jeans and they will actuallymake them a little bit shorter, but you can never make them longer.

So make sure that you can at least get thejean under the back of your heel just a bit.

Now, if it's a boot cut, you want that bitto be a little bit more.

You want it to be, I would say, at least aninch and a half to two inches so you're going to be able to step on those jeans quite abit because if you're wearing boots, you're going to be up off the ground a bit more andI like to see a little bit of bunching at the bottom if you're wearing boots.

It doesn’t have to be a whole lot.

Again, depending on your taste, you can alwaysbring them up, but remember, you can never bring jeans down.

They just don't leave that excess materialin the way it’s usually cut there at the bottom.

By the way, in case you're wondering, I'mgoing to be doing a really cool series on jeans here soon.

I'm working with my friends over at Brown, Deim.

Christopher, he's launched a company.

And so, this is going to be a lot of fun.

He uses the same denim fabric, Samurai Jeans, a high-quality Japanese denim basically.

These jeans are really interesting becausethe lining here around the pocket, around the J pocket here, which I've talked aboutin a video awhile back, he actually uses eel.

The rivets, he uses recycled 9 mil casingalong with 50 cal casing, things I've never seen he uses.

On the back belt loop, he uses a stingray, so little things like this really set his denim apart and this is higher end denim.

This is stuff that you can expect to spenda few hundred dollars for.

I'm not going to get into the price of denimhere, but what I am saying, guys, is pay attention to those small details especially the length.

Remember, you can always shorten, you cannever lengthen, and avoid creases unless, like you said, you're a cowboy growing upin the 1990s.

Hey, I give you guys a lot of room.

Take care.

I will see you guys in the next video.