Let’s face it fellas, for those of us on the north side of 40, when it comes to buying jeans, there is one thing we are looking for: comfort. Not that looking good doesn’t still matter, but for most of us in the over-40 gang, comfort and quality outweighs look and style just about every time. Here’s a look at some of the important factors in jeans shopping for the over-forty crew.
Let’s start where it matter most: comfort. When it comes to comfortable jeans, not many jeans stack up to Wrangler. With Brett Favre as the spokesman, nothing speaks more to guys over 40 than the Wrangler Relaxed Fit Jeans.
Wrangler’s Relaxed Fit wears about as comfortable as a pair of jeans can wear. The commercials of Favre playing football while in his Wrangler’s is true, because they are about as comfortable as a pair of jeans can be.
Just as importantly as their comfort though, the Wranglers Relaxed Fit still looks like a pair of jeans. Unlike with some brand jeans where their relaxed fit looks anything like a pair of jeans, Wrangler has created the fit and kept the classic style of a pair of jeans – that’s why Wrangler can’t be beat.
Since we are talking about guys over 40, one thing to keep in mind is not too many of us are too interested in buying a pair of $75 jeans. Yes, we want comfort, and we still want style, but we can do without the expensive prices. Instead of going to the pricey jeans stores or designer shops in the mall, check out some discount stores like Kohl’s, Old Navy, and even JCPenney.
You can find quality Wrangler, Lee, and Levi’s at reasonable prices, as well as some great 2-for-1 deals too. Spend a few minutes and shop around a bit; you will be pretty surprised at the deals you can find.
While comfort and cost may drive a lot of our thought process when it comes to jeans these days, style still does creep into our minds as well. One thing guys over 40 need to remember when looking for jeans: we are over 40. Stay away from the slim-fit and skinny jeans – also no jeans with rips and tears across the knees and thighs.
When going for style at our age, the relaxed fit and loose fit jeans are just fine. They are comfortable, reasonably priced, and still look like a guy’s pair of jeans.