Though the Wall Street Journal just broke the trend a few months ago, Williamsburg has been the skinny jeans capital of the world for nearly a decade now. So without further ado, here’s installment #04 of our Hipster-of-the-Month series, “Hipster With the Skinny Jeans”! This hipster is designed to sit on the edge of your desk or computer or whatever… his long legs dangling over.
And in case you’ve been wondering why skinny jeans are so popular in the first place, those arbitrators of cool over at WSJ have the scoop:
Explanations abound for why men would want to wear jeans that look so uncomfortable and impractical. Some fashion observers say skinny jeans’ hold on certain men stems in part from the wearers’ desire to show off their gym-sculpted bodies. [...]
The brands also hope the changes will make their skinny jeans appeal beyond the urban hipsters, skater-types, rockers and hip-hop fans who already wear them to men with meatier legs. “I’m an avid cyclist and need to have more room in my jeans because my quads are getting worked on so much,” says Michael Ball, co-founder of premium denim brand Rock & Republic, which late last year added stretch to its men’s skinny jeans [...]
Though the jeans may be getting easier to wear, the look isn’t easy to pull off. The trick is to wear skinny jeans with slim-fitting shirts and pointy-toed dress shoes or dressy boots. Any squarish, loose or, worse still, boxy-fit sweater or shirt can make a man’s proportions look out of whack and his legs way too skinny.
1. Download the Mr. Skinny Jeans foldable here (.pdf)
3. Cut along black solid lines
4. Fold along dotted lines and tape, as instructed
Thanks again to Bryan. And remember, send us photos/suggestions for future foldables!
DOWNLOAD THE HIPSTER IN SKINNY JEANS PDF HERE
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