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What Are Tapered Jeans

When you’re buying jeans, you can run into some terms you’ve never seen before or that don’t make much sense to you. “Tapered” is often one of these. So let’s take a look at what this term means, talk about some popular tapered styles, and offer a few options of jeans on sale for men so you find a pair that fits just right.

In order to answer this question, it’s important to first talk about the difference in cut vs. fit. Cut refers to the tailoring of the leg and its shape. Fit, meanwhile, refers to how loose or tight it fits on the body. So, when we talk about what tapered jeans are, we’re usually looking at the cut. But, because common types of jeans include slim fit, bootleg jeans for men, slim straight, and more, we’ll talk about both cut and fit as we explore tapered jeans further. And, you’ll start to notice that slim fit jeans for men also usually have a tapered cut.

Slim Straight Jeans: The More Relaxed Tapered Style

Slim straight jeans are that perfect combination of a slim jean and straight leg. Our Marcus style is a jean that combines the best of these worlds, featuring a comfortable rise and straight fit through the hip and thigh. Then, the leg tapers below the knee for a for a slimming, streamlined look. For jeans that fit just right and can be worn for almost any occasion, slim straight jeans are the perfect choice.

Marcus Ink Supermove is a versatile option that’s made from lightweight, soft, and stretchy denim. As far as slim fit jeans for men go, they don’t get much more classic and effortless as this pair, which is finished in a timeless indigo wash. They’re also a season-less staple that you can just as easily dress up with a cashmere sweater or dress down with a white T. 

For a more retro look inspired by classic, vintage denim, there’s Marcus Rinse Brushed Williamsburg and Marcus Dark LA Vintage. Both pairs of these slim straight jeans have a midweight texture and a touch of stretch that looks like original denim but feels like a modern jean. 

Slim Leg: Tapered Jeans that Fit Closer to the Body

In explaining what tapered jeans are, no definition is complete without talking about slim leg jeans. While a slim straight style has a roomy fit through the hip and thigh and then the taper to a lim leg, slim leg jeans are slim from hip to leg opening. These are jeans that fit close to your body and have a streamlined silhouette, but the right pair still shouldn’t feel constricting or like they’re difficult to move around in.

Our Jake fit is a style of slim fit jeans for men that flatters from every angle yet never feels too tight. Jake Rinse Athletic and Jake Dark Brushed Athletic are two examples of this type of jean that fit comfortably while looking slim and sleek. They’re both designed from a lightweight knit denim that has maximum stretch and softness that feels like a sweatpant. But, their tapered cut creates a slimming silhouette from waist to ankle so they’re easy to wear as an everyday staple.

Johnny is another slim leg style that’s similar to Jake but is an elegant chino - not a jean. Johnny Dark Green Twill gives these timeless dress pants a modern upgrade with a tapered leg that looks sophisticated and edgy. Super soft brushed twill has a luxurious feel and lots of stretch that always feels comfortable, no matter the occasion.

Now that we’ve answered the question of “what are tapered jeans?”, you can confidently shop for the style that suits you best. Whether you want a bit more room with a pair of slim straight jeans like Marcus or a streamlined slim leg like Jake or Johnny, there are plenty of styles to choose from. And with our jeans sale for men on now - and more promotions occurring often - you don’t even have to choose - you can get both!