The launch of the new Levi’s 501 CT earlier this year has led to an explosion of high street iterations of the oft-overlooked tapered cut. This should come as good news for heavier fellas or those who’ve not been skipping leg day. Why? Because tapered jeans are refreshingly roomy for blokes with big thighs and behinds, but who still want a slice of the streamlined silhouette that skinny- and slim-fits offer.
Not to be confused with the ill-advised carrot-fit that hit the big time a few years back, tapered cuts don’t have the same gratuitous crotch depth and can be worn without running the risk of looking like you’ve just, er, had a bit of an accident. Wear yours in exactly the same way you would a slim or skinny pair (if you could fit in them), but avoid trying to smarten them up too much, as their slightly more relaxed cut steers them more toward the casual side of things.
For the real deal, scoop up a pair of Levi’s CT, or check out Topman and ASOS to trial the trend without committing too much capital upfront.
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