Loathe: Levi’s Ex-Girlfriend Jean

Levis, tight jeans, menswear, men's jeans, skinny jeans

The Ex-Girlfriend Jean by Levi's.

We are all familiar with the concept of the boyfriend jean, however Levi’s has taken it a step further and launched the Ex-Girlfriend Jean. They certainly have done a good job of creating a pair of jeans that look like they’ve been borrowed from a girl five sizes smaller. While I am attracted to men, and find several of them (notably my husband, Daniel, if you are reading this) very attractive, I prefer not to see their package on display through their jeans. Nor do I like to see them wearing leggings. You may as well call these leggings, or jeggings, and as most of you will, know my main mantra in life is “Leggings are not pants!” To all the men out there thinking that 1-tight jeans are still in fashion, or 2-these ex-girlfriend jeans might be a good idea, if you have to buy these, do yourself a favour and at least buy them 3 sizes too large.

Eureka! I’ve just had a revelation. They are called EX-girlfriend jeans because no girl will want to date a guy who wears jeans that tight.

  • Ray

    I don’t claim to be on top of the men’s fashion scene or anything. I try to dress nice (when I have to), I pick up the odd GQ now and then, and my proudest purchase is a tailor made Ermenegildo Zegna suit, so I think I know what looks good, but I can not figure out for the life of me what the deal is with this whole men dressing effeminate trend.

    Can you explain to me when it became fashionable, or avant garde for men to not dress like men? Now I know that Bryanboy is a super hero in the fashion bloggisphere and there’s a Vancouver ripoff version of him as well, but why are these guys given such huge props for being so fashionable as men?

    I hate to be cliche (and I won’t be getting any points with you for pointing at an actor for fashion) but George Clooney dresses like a man should dress.

  • Anonymous

    Haha, well, I think Bryanboy can get away with what he does because he is
    gay. I think that sort of thing works for a gay guy sometimes, but not a
    straight guy. Hedi Slimane introduced this whole skinny pants thing, and it
    was cool for a few seasons, but I agree that the effeminate trend is
    outdated and terribly tacky.

    I don’t think guys actually get props for dressing like that, at least not
    from women who are older than 22. Nowadays, they look silly. I think men are
    back in fashion, and boys are out. When it comes down to it, most women will
    take a George Clooney or a Brad Pitt type over a skinny guy whose jeans are
    three sizes smaller than their own.

  • http://www.imtheitgirl.com/ anya

    I loathe too.

  • aka abraxas

    The women who cant fit in them dont like to see them on anyone else

  • Anonymous

    I’m guessing you are one of those guys who likes to wear jeans so tight you
    risk being sterile? You might also be one of those guys who spend 3 hours on
    their hair in the morning and can’t use a drill to save their life.

    And yes, you are right, I definitely cannot fit into jeans like that, but it
    is not because I am too fat, it is because I am pregnant.

  • Christopher

    Ugly. Ugly Ugly. But no more so than those grotesque ‘Cheap Mondays’ jeans that everyone wears in Hoxton, and the sort of indie clubs where you will see people vomiting.

  • http://sololisa.com lisa

    I told my boyfriend about these and joked, “They’re called ex-girlfriend jeans because even after you break up, she’s STILL strangling your balls in some way.”

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  • Queerjuggalo

    who cares, your blog is pointless and boring

  • 5pmfriday

    (slap on forehead)… man, what a bunch of prudes.