4 Easy Steps to Help You Look Better with Denim

Updated: Feb 23

I’m glad you’re here. I also believe that all hope is not lost for you and your significant other. As promised by the title, we are going to talk about helping your husband go from looking like he came straight from the local thrift store to him looking like the hottest man in your life.

First things first, how do you even begin to have the conversation with him that his style is sub-par and that his baggy jeans and white New Balance shoes have to go?

1. Start Slow: Ask what you can do first.

Conversations about change are always easier when you are the one seeking change first. Ask your spouse what clothes they like on you best or if they would like to see you try something else. Then, while you’re already at the store, suggest that you go looking for some new jeans for them. Sneaky. But effective.

2. Remind them to keep an open mind.

When you go suggesting new styles… remind them to keep an open mind; AND, when a new style looks good… tell them that they have never looked better. Men especially love being told that they look amazing from their spouse (even if they don’t say they like it!). That little ego boost goes a long way when trying on a new style. Then, over time, other people will be giving them compliments as well and the change will be complete!

But what specific things should you be looking for in a pair of jeans? With hundreds of options from various fits, styles, and washes it can be hard to find what will be best for your husband. If you’re not sure, start here:

3. Find the right fit

This is absolutely the first place to begin. Make sure that you have the proper waist and length picked out. Then, depending on your husband's body shape, choose the right “fit.” Fits, for example, come in various styles: skinny, slim, slim straight, straight, relaxed, and loose. For starters, avoid skinny, relaxed, loose, and anything with a boot cut. If it starts to flare out at the knee, it’s a no-go. If your husband has a larger build then go with a straight fit. If he’s more athletic, try a slim or slim straight.

For me personally, I’ve found the slim straight Extreme Motion jeans from Lee that I picked up at JCPenney to be the best fit. They taper down at the knee while having just the right amount of stretch in them to fit around my fat thighs.

4. Choose the right wash

AVOID LIGHT BLUE JEANS. Unless you’re dead sure that it will work with the shoes and shirt he’ll be wearing, it’s a much safer bet to go with a nice dark blue color. The darker colors look great with a pair of canvas shoes or even nicer leather shoes. This will allow your husband to be more versatile and use the same pair of jeans to dress up or dress down. (psst… It’s also helpful since it’s easy on the wallet too!)

Well… there you have it, my friends. If you’re struggling with a spouse that still wears the same baggy jeans from his former days, take these tips and put them to action. You’ll thank yourself you did. And so will you’re husband. You know, sometime in the future. Once he is able to say “thanks for the memories” to those old jeans and white wide sneakers.

*This post is Sponsored by JCPenney


Author: Andrew McFarlane

Andrew McFarlane is a full-time dad and a parenting blogger. He shares advice for new parents, experienced parents, and any parent in-between at PapaPerspective.com. He does this through positive parenting methods, the best parenting gear, and lots of laughter. When he's not blogging about the best parenting practices, he'll be out taking photos, playing hockey, or spending time with his wife and 2 boys.

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