What Do Women Like On Men – Stylish Jeans (Not Dad Jeans)

ALTHOUGH I NO longer wear tailored suits regularly, I still care about my image and know that a middle-aged man trying to dress like they're not middle-aged never works. What matters in midlife is that it should be a stage of life when you should be confident that you can navigate the current fashion trend and know what you wear should be as dignified as you are. All the things that you used to get wrong should be behind you.

It's 150 years since Levi's introduced the 501, and the tough material remains as relevant as ever. Denim can be found in any shape or form. It was worn, tattered, patched, and pristine all at the same time. It's on purses, shirts, jackets, skirts, shorts, hats, and jeans—in every fit imaginable, from skin-tight to ridiculously stupid. But it makes buying a pair of jeans a laborious task.

I'm not too fond of ill-fitting jeans, especially with your arse hanging out. Or your stomach is hanging over. Oh! And skinny anything is not a good look on a middle-aged guy, even if you have an incredible physique. If you need some youthfulness, make sure it is suitably of the grown-up kind. Due to overwhelming embarrassment, your jeans shouldn't make your kids want to walk ten paces behind you.

My message here is to keep it simple and classic(ish) but avoid dull or frumpy bargain-basement clothing. When you get it right, you will always have it right, ignoring trends. The bad news is that looking good is going to cost you money.

There is a contemporary style to suit your style and every body type. Because jeans come in many different styles, there's something for every shape. There are regular, straight-leg, relaxed, skinny, low-slung and baggy, boot-cut, high-waisted jeans – I don't think I missed anything. Yet, simple and regular should be your go-to choice.

Do get the correct rise. If your rise is too high, it'll make you look older with low-rise jeans, making it look like you're trying too hard.

Don't wear Dad's (Jeremy Clarkson— ill-fitting, too high-waisted, faded by age) jeans excessively loose, especially in the legs. Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs was always known for his black turtleneck, blue denim jeans and New Balance trainers.

Jeans and motorcycling are synonymous with rebellious style, but then again, motorcycles have a way of making everything look rebellious. I'm known as a walking contradiction, and my style reflects tradition and rebellion; sometimes, I want to fit in, but the desire to push back is what I love most. I only wear a little denim, but it has to be spot-on when I do. Like most men, I've repeat-bought the same make of jeans for years because jean trends stay mostly the same, but there comes a time when you want to change your look. 

So, three years ago, after an extensive Google search to find a pair of jeans I could wear on my motorcycle that provided protection and wear out on an occasional night out to the pub, I discovered Rokker jeans. What makes them unique is that they have a more traditional feel than the material you usually get with motorcycle jeans with a protective layer.

I remember going onto their website, and I liked a lot of their clothing because it's rare to come across a stylish site aimed at bikers. Even if you don't ride a motorcycle, check them out because they make some cool gear that would look good on or off a motorcycle. The jeans I bought are low-rise, lightweight and stylish enough to wear anywhere, bike or not.

Consider your denim jeans as an investment. For me, it's about a perfect cut. Fashions come and go, yet jeans that fit well, like my pair of Rokker's, will stand the test of time paired with boots and white-T. It's a fashion that always works.

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