How to Look Great in Stretch Jeans

How to Look Great in Stretch Jeans

Are you planning to wear stretch jeans? Consisting of both denim and an elastic material, stretch jeans have become a popular alternative to traditional jeans. They are soft, comfortable and able to contour to your body. Because of the nuances between them and regular jeans, though, you’ll need to follow some basic tips when wearing them. In this post, you’ll learn more about stretch jeans and how to look great when wearing them. Hard Washed You should consider choosing a pair of hard-washed stretch jeans. Like all stretch jeans, they are characterized by the use of an elastic material in their construction. They are called “hard washed” because they are washed in hot water during production. Jeans are often labeled as either washed or dry, depending on whether they are washed during production. Hard washed simply means the jeans were washed at high temperatures. Exposure to hot water helps to protect the jeans from premature shrinkage as well as fading. As a result, hard-washed stretch jeans are an excellent all-around choice. Selvedge In addition to being hard washed, you may want to choose a pair of stretch jeans featuring selvedge denim. Selvedge denim, of course, refers to hemmed pant legs. The bottom of the pant legs doesn’t just abruptly stop. Rather, they are hemmed a few inches in place. Stretch jeans featuring a selvedge denim construction offer several benefits, one of which is a uniquely stylish appearance. Since the bottom of the pant legs are hemmed, they tend to stand out while offering a high level of aesthetics. Furthermore, a selvedge denim construction protects the stretch jeans from damage....
Why Do Jeans Have a Leather Patch on the Back?

Why Do Jeans Have a Leather Patch on the Back?

When putting on a pair of jeans, have you ever noticed the small leather path on the back? Whether it’s a generic or designer brand, most jeans feature a single leather back. As shown in the photo above, it typically features the brand name. Considering that it’s just a label, though, you might be wondering why so many jeans feature this characteristic leather patch. The History of Jacrons There’s actually a name for the leather patch found on the back on jeans. Known as jacrons, they’ve been around for over a century. Research shows that Levi was the first denim brand to begin using jacrons on its jeans. In the late 1800s, the U.S.-based denim brand introduced jacrons in its denim overalls. Shortly thereafter, Levi began using them in its jeans. While Levi continues to use jacrons in its jeans — even after more than a century later — it’s not the only brand that uses them. Jacrons have become synonymous with brand-specific jeans. You’ll find them on nearly all brands of jeans. Even small, lesser-known brands, in fact, use jacrons on their jeans. What Is a Jacron? The term “jacron” refers to a small rectangular- or square-shaped patch found on the backside of a jeans’ waistband. Even if you’re unfamiliar with them, you’ve probably come across jacrons when shopping for jeans. As previously mentioned, nearly all denim brands use them in their jeans. In the past, jacrons were made exclusively of genuine leather. You might be surprised to learn that it was the only part of jeans made of leather. Jeans, of course, are comprised mostly of denim,...
7 Things to Consider When Choosing Chino Jeans

7 Things to Consider When Choosing Chino Jeans

Are you in the market for a new pair of chino jeans? With characteristics of both chinos and jeans, they’ve become a popular style of pants among men and women alike. Chino jeans look like regular jeans from afar, but they are made of 100% cotton chino cloth to achieve a superior level of softness. As a result, they offer the best of both worlds. Not all chino jeans are the same, however. Whether you’re planning to wear them around town, when working, vacationing or on any occasion, though, you’ll need to choose the right pair. Below are seven important things to consider when choosing chino jeans. #1) Cut With a name like “chino jeans,” it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that they are available in many of the same cuts as jeans. Boot-cut chino jeans, for instance, are characterized by a large opening around the bottom of the pant legs, which you can slide over the top of your boots or shoes. Alternatively, there are straight-leg chino jeans that run straight through the legs without tapering. Other cuts in which chino jeans are made include skinny, slim, relaxed, low rise, medium rise and high rise. #2) Regular vs Stretch In addition to the cut, you’ll need to consider whether you want regular or stretch chino jeans. Regular chino jeans are made of 100% cotton chino cloth, whereas stretch chino jeans are made of a blended combination of both cotton chino cloth as well as an elastic material. Stretch chino jeans, including those sold here at MakeYourOwnJeans, contain a small amount of elastic material in their design....
Stretch Jeans: How Much Elastic Material Is Needed?

Stretch Jeans: How Much Elastic Material Is Needed?

Stretch jeans have become one of the most popular styles of jeans on the market. They feature a similar appearance as other jeans, but rather than being constructed entirely of denim, they are constructed of both denim and an elastic material. The presence of an elastic material allows the jeans to stretch without breaking, hence why they are known as “stretch jeans.” If you’re looking to purchase a new pair of stretch jeans, though, you’ll need to consider the amount of elastic material used in their construction. The Basics of Stretch Jeans Stretch jeans are made of a blend of multiple materials, specifically denim and an elastic material. All jeans, of course, contain denim. It’s a soft yet durable material consisting of cotton. Stretch jeans are made mostly of denim as well, but they contain a small amount of elastic material. Without any elastic material, jeans offer little or no elasticity. You might be able to stretch them slightly by pulling or tugging on them, but regular jeans lack the elasticity of their stretch counterparts. As a result, many men and women prefer stretch jeans. They are still soft and durable, but they are able to stretch more than regular jeans thanks to the elastic material used in their construction. Some of the most common elastic materials used in the construction of stretch jeans include the following: LycraPolyesterSpandex Slight Stretch Slight stretch jeans are characterized by a very small amount of elastic material. The slight stretch jeans sold here at MakeYourOwnJeans, for example, only have 0.5% elastic material used in their construction. The remaining 99.5% of their material consists...
Double-Zipper Jeans: A Fresh Take on This Classic Garment

Double-Zipper Jeans: A Fresh Take on This Classic Garment

Have you heard of double-zipper jeans? While not as popular as traditional jeans, they’ve been gaining momentum in recent years. With two pockets on both sides, dual-pocket jeans offer greater storage space — but that’s just the tip of the iceberg regarding their benefits. By investing in a pair of double-zipper jeans, you’ll probably discover countless other benefits. In this post, we’re going to explore the growing trend of double-zipper jeans by revealing how they differ from traditional jeans and why they are a smart investment for all fashion-conscious men and women. What Are Double-Zipper Jeans? Double-zipper jeans are denim pants that feature two zipper-style pockets on the front right and left sides. They don’t feature traditional pockets on the front. Rather, they feature zipper-style pockets. You can pull open any of these four zippers to reveal an underlying pocket. The Twiggy Double Zipper Black Jeans sold here at MakeYourOwnJeans, for instance, are a popular choice of double-zipper jeans. On the front right and left sides, they feature two zipper-style pockets. The zippers are discreet, but they add a new level of aesthetics that distinguishes double-zipper jeans from traditional jeans. Double-Zipper Jeans vs Traditional Jeans: What’s the Difference? Considering they are both made of denim — and they feature a similar appearance from afar — you might assume that double-zipper jeans are the same as traditional jeans. While similar, double-zipper jeans and traditional jeans aren’t the same. The main difference between double-zipper jeans and traditional jeans lies in their pockets, specifically their front pockets. Although there are exceptions, most jeans have front pockets. Not accounting for the watch pockets,...
Black Is Back: 7 Reasons to Choose Jet-Black Jeans

Black Is Back: 7 Reasons to Choose Jet-Black Jeans

There’s no denying the fact that blue is a popular color in which jeans are made and sold. When they were originally invented over a century ago, jeans were made exclusively using blue-colored denim. Since then, blue has continued to reign as the dominant color for jeans. While you can still wear blue jeans, though, black is an alternative color that offers some surprising benefits. Below are seven reasons to choosing jet-black jeans. #1) Complements All Skin Complexions Whether you have a fair, medium or dark skin tone, jet-black jeans will complement your natural complexion. Why does this matter? If your jeans clash with your skin complexion, they’ll bring down the aesthetics of your outfit and overall appearance. The jeans may feel comfortable to wear, but they if they clash with your skin complexion, they won’t improve or otherwise benefit your appearance. This isn’t a problem with jet-black jeans, however, because of their ability to complement all skin complexions. #2) Supports Multiple Layers You can easily wear jet-black jeans in a layered outfit. Layered outfits, of course, are popular because of their versatility. With a layered outfit, you won’t have to worry about the hot or cold weather causing you discomfort. If it’s too hot, you can simply take off an outer layer. If it’s too cold, on the other hand, you can put on another layer. Unfortunately, not all pants or trousers support the use of multiple layers. If you’re going to wear a pair of pants or trousers in a multi-layered outfit, you need to choose the right type. Jet-black jeans are an excellent choice because of...