5 Reasons Why Men Shouldn’t Wear Skinny Jeans

Following a fashion trend may have its unexpected side effects after all. 

Figure-hugging staples have been popular in clothing stores since the early 2000s. The highly flattering form that tight-fitting clothes provide on the body, particularly on the thighs, legs, and waist, is one of the many reasons why people wear skinny jeans. 

However, with the obvious harmful health concerns that experts are warning people over wearing tight clothes for prolonged periods, it's not difficult to see why skinny jeans aren’t the perfect choice when you’re dressing for comfort.

To avoid further health problems, here are the 5 reasons, backed by experts, why not to wear the mainstream trousers popularly worn by the "young and rebellious" teenagers.

1. They aren't comfortable 

Skinny jeans that are far too tight on the legs and hips can be restrictive around the groin area. Oftentimes, tight-fitting clothes always lead to uncomfortable experiences, so whenever you're feeling off down there, revert back to looser fitting trousers.

2. They lack functionality 

Originally, jeans were made as workwear for miners. They were made for them to squat down, move easily, and experience freedom of movement when they're working or panning for gold. 

In skinny jeans, doing those things can be difficult. Once you bend over, you're not just exposing your backside area. The fabric continues to stretch and constrict your legs with your every move, giving you little or none freedom of movement. 

3. The pockets aren't useful 

Due to their tight fabric, slipping that phone in and getting it out can be difficult. Putting wallets would also feel like you have a bump in your hips. 

If your skinny jeans don't provide that basic functionality of being able to carry something and pulling them out with an easy access, are they even worth wearing? 

4. They only suit a specific body type 

According to GQ Magazine, "skinny jeans really only work when they’re worn by improbably skinny people." That being said, skinny jeans don't suit all men's body types. 

If you're muscular, big, or heavy, squeezing your legs into a pair of skinny jeans won’t lead to a promising look. The tight design just won't compliment every body type.

5. They cause health problems

It's never worth it to put style before your own health. A medical article reported that wearing tight-fitting clothing, like skinny jeans, over a period of time can lead to major health issues, which include: 

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Lower sperm count
  • Fungal infections
  • Twisted testicles
  • Bladder weakness
  • Groin discomfort 

"With this survey we were keen to highlight that while men may like the look of tight-fitting jeans, it’s important that they are not compromising their health. Wearing skinny or ill-fitting jeans can lead to bladder weakness as a longer-term consequence," the article read, urging men not to put style before health. 

TAKEAWAY: At Cottonique, we believe that the best clothes give the most comfort through 100% cotton clothing. We always encourage our customers to continue doing what makes them feel at their best, so if wearing skinny jeans brings you comfort, then maybe it's not proper to discard them yet. 

However, if you're having a hard time shimmying and squeezing your way into uncomfortable skinny jeans, we think it’s best you switch to more loose and breathable natural organic cotton clothing. 

Our Men's Bottoms collection, made with 100% organic cotton fabric, doesn't restrict freedom of movement, allowing you to feel comfortable with the things that you do while offering protection against skin irritation. 

And since the months-long quarantine has sparked the love for loose and comfy clothes  rather than tight ones, we are optimistic that your wardrobe deserves a comfortable and functional bottom that you can relax, sleep, and do chores with. Here are our awesome picks: 

Available in 4 colors, this breathable, comfortable, itch-free bottom slips men into total comfort from the waist down. 

You can be carefree with these hypoallergenic shorts. With an adjustable waistband and loose-fit leg opening, you won't have to squeeze your legs into those tight jeans. Also, available in 4 colors.

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