WHAT WORKS FOR YOU? A GUIDE TO BELLFIELD JEANS FOR MEN.
Cast your mind back a few years when the only choice in men's jeans was either straight or baggy. Sure, you'd find more men wearing bad jeans, but it was a simpler time. Well, long gone are the days when men's jeans either did or didn't fit. With so many options to choose from, it can be a complicated task to choose the right pair to suit both your style and frame.
We delve deeper into the world of denim with Bellfield's SS15 collection and offer a little guide to their different styles, and suggestions on how best to wear them.
Skinny fit jeans featuring a low rise and tight fit through the leg, tapering down to a narrow hem opening.
I'm sure there were a few of us who doubted the longevity of the skinny jean, worn only by indie guitarists or emo teens, but they proved themselves a worthy partner to many a well-established style. Bellfield's skinny offering, the Idol, is a more standard skinny than a 'spray on' making it the perfect choice in balance and shape, especially for a taller gent with thinner legs, and works perfectly with trainers or low cut shoes.
A high rise fit which is best worn low, the leg is slim tapering to a narrow hem.
For those who can remember wearing jeans in the nineties, the skinny may still feel a little too restrictive. The Gonzo, however, is slimmer around the legs but offers a narrow hem, great for the tall guys among us. The high-rise allows them to be worn low with turn-ups or pin-rolls. It's a versatile choice for both a casual relaxed look with a baggier tee and trainers, or smarter with brogues and an oxford shirt.
Slim fit jeans which are fitted through the leg to give a narrow silhouette and taper slightly from the knee for a neat finish.
Staying again with a slim fit, this time the Phoenix, a more relaxed jean but which steers away from a straight leg by tapering in at the knee and making them more suited to a guy with shorter legs. The Phoenix Euphrates is the perfect partner to a pair of white sneaks, but would do the business just as easily turned-up above a pair of desert boots.
Our trademark fit, the leg runs straight down for a roomier fit whilst still maintaining a slim silhouette.
With the overly baggyness of a bootcut jean hopefully still too far away in the horizon to be poised for full scale comeback, the best option for the athletic man who needs room to move in his denim is the Nevada. The straight fit allows for movement but keeps everything in proportion and looks great with leather boots.