The best jeans styles for tall & slender men

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The best jeans styles for tall & slender men
Tall and slender men have their choice of jeans styles. (Aaron Graubart/Photodisc/Getty Images)

When it comes to jeans, tall and slender men have the good fortune of being able to choose virtually any style. However, with so many choices and ever-changing trends in the world of denim, style-conscious men can benefit by limiting their options to what compliments their figures best. A guy searching for the perfect pair of jeans would benefit from finding the brand or designer that most closely matches his sense of style.

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Classic Fit

As opposed to some other styles such as slim fit that sit slightly below the waist, classic-fit jeans have waistlines worn at the waist and the pant leg runs straight from the thigh down to the bottom. Different brands may also refer to classic-fit jeans as "straight leg" or "regular" fit. The classic fit exists in the middle of the jeans spectrum: It opposes the excess tightness of skinny fits as well as the excess bagginess of loose fits. For slender guys who prefer a timeless compliment to their body type, classic fit should not disappoint.

Slim Fit

For a trendy and younger look, slender men can opt for slim fit jeans or their tighter manifestation, "skinny" jeans. The slim fit naturally works best with slender men because the style reveals more of a person's silhouette. Slim-fit jeans, unlike classic-fitting jeans, tend to sit slightly below the waist and have a lower rise -- less distance from the crotch seam to the bottom of the waist line. Slim-fit jeans appear slightly tapered toward the ankle, creating the appearance of a narrowing leg. For form flexibility, slim jeans typically require elasticity through the use of spandex in addition to the usual cotton. Even for skinny guys, the tightness of slim jeans can cause some initial discomfort. For guys willing and able to squeeze into them, a word of caution: As always in the world of fashion, cool comes and goes.

Boot Cut

Overall, the boot cut provides a very flattering style for taller men by highlighting the leg's length. The distinct style of boot cut jeans features a rather snug fit through the thigh area. From the knee down, the pant leg flares, creating the unmistakable silhouette that reached its zenith in bell-bottoms of the 1970s. The boot cut represents a reliable, urbane choice for men who want to add a little more flare --- literally --- to their jeans style. For a trendier pair in this style, slender men can choose a slimmer fit above the knee to accentuate the bottom half's flare.

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