I figure this might be more of a "show me" blog so I'll keep the written piece short and let the video do all the talking. Well I finally tackled jeans. I've been asked quite a bit to do a video on them and I finally took the plunge. My intention this was to be a detailed post that features a slew of brands that cater to athletic men but tend I realized this post would be longer than I want it to be and to respect your time, I'd rather give you bite sized, to the point article about this. There are three brands I know of that fall under the price conscious category( $100 range or less) and they are Levis, Gap and Joseph Abboud. First we are going to take a look at The Gap and what they have to offer to the athletic man.
The Gap Athletic Stretch Jeans
This should be a no brainer since I buy my chinos from there and they fit my quads and legs perfectly. So of course they would have jeans for guys like me and they didn't disappoint. They have two types that I feel cater to Fit Men: The Straight and The Athletic Stretch. The Straight was alright, definitely fits around the quads well but with no stretch, you might feel a little restriction when moving or sitting. If you prefer a bit of room down to you calves (say you got some bulging calves) then this might be the pair for you as it has a straight flow from the roomier quads down to the ankles. However for me, even though I almost bought them, I prefer my legs to be slightly tapered. In comes the athletic stretch jeans and I absolutely love them! They fit the quads perfectly, the legs are tapered perfectly even when I cuff them and the best part is that they are made with 2% spandex which accommodates our movements.
So if you're in the market for jeans, I definitely recommend The Gap, not only are they stylish and comfortable, they are affordable as well (heard Levis don't do sales and they jeans are about $70, we'll find out).