5 things you don’t want on jeans

Today’s post is by Garmsman Shaun. You can follow him on Instagram as @these_rough_notes

There are many fantastic and good things about jeans and denim for men. Ruggedly well-made jeans, made from wonderful and distinctive denim, classic and traditional styles. It’s hard to go wrong with denim, or is it? As a service to you, here are 5 jeans problems to avoid.

1. Logos

Name patch and a small tag, that’s all that’s required. Anything else is advertising and they’re not paying you to do that.

2. Extra pockets


5 is enough, its always been enough. If you start adding pockets they stop looking like jeans and just start to look a bit silly.

3. Rips

If you tear them by accident then use them for gardening. If they’re pre-ripped then you are paying for something that’s damaged, and it looks ridiculous.

4. No Space

If there isn’t any room between you and the denim then you’ve bought two sizes too small, or the wrong fit. It looks like you are wearing leggings. Which is fine if that’s what you want to do, but they’re not jeans any longer.

5. Fake fades

If you’ve worn the hell out of them and cultivated a nice fade then well done, they’ve become your constant companion. But if you buy them like that then its really obvious and again, you’re paying for the damage and jeans with a greatly reduced lifespan.


  • Michael 14/09/2018 at 20:41

    Large Turn-Ups. If you must; then no more than 15 mm.

  • David Noble 18/09/2018 at 11:56

    No Michael, you are wrong. Verily large turn ups rock.

  • Mathew 20/12/2018 at 17:29

    Oh man, don’t get me started on rips or large logos. Hate them, and wish they would just disappear. Glad it’s not just me lol

  • Jimmy B 15/05/2019 at 08:59

    Hard to argue with any of the five. Michael, in the comment section, brings up an extremely valid sixth and given that those who sport them, really fancy themselves, I’d put them in first place for Jeans Faux Pas.

  • Nick D 17/05/2020 at 13:20

    Black brogues/caramel pointiest/square toed slip on’s hanging out the bottom of them.


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