Posts tagged "skinny jeans"

American Eagle Outfitters’ New Skinny Skinny Jeans Are So Skinny They’re Spray-On

Jeans keep getting skinnier, am I right? But still, sometimes they're just not skinny enough. American Eagle Outfitters has taken that a step further with their new Skinny Skinny Jeans -- denim so skintight that it's spray on. The Skinny Skinny Jeans have their own video (vaguely NSFW) and product page, which features a choice of two…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 21, 2013

Girl Barred From Final Exam For Wearing Skinny Jeans

Rachel Vermillion, a senior at Bringham Brigham Young University in Idaho, was barred from taking a final exam because a male college employee deemed her skinny jeans too tight and not in compliance with the campuses Dress and Grooming Standards. Dress codes are to be expected at a Mormon college. However, Rachel had worn the same…

By: Stefanie Blejec / December 9, 2011

Mind Of Man: Regular Men Don’t Wear Skinny Jeans

I can’t wear skinny jeans, because I have beefy man legs, mighty logs of muscle and sinew, the end product of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. Ancient man spent his days running from prehistoric beasts, jumping with simian fury and squatting around the fire. Here’s a short list of the men who ca…

By: John DeVore / October 13, 2010

Skinny Jeans Are The Downfall Of The American Man, Says Lady Who Needs A Hug

Sometimes I like to write in a dry style. When I do this, it's amusing to read comments by commenters who don't understand that I'm being sarcastic. So I hoped this op-ed which popped up in my Google alerts, "Skinny Jeans, John Wayne, And The Feminization Of America," was also being very dry. But i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2010

Dress Your Child In Skinny Jeans And Jeggings?

We could feel the beginnings of a trend floating in the air back in May when denim diapers made their debut and more recently, when we saw some sassy styles in the windows of BabyGap. Now the concept has solidified and it's this: skinny jeans for kids. The Gap, in particular, is the focus of…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 16, 2010

I Have A Big Butt, But I Found A Pair Of Skinny Jeans That Fit

You know that line in Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," where he goes, "I like big butts and I cannot lie"? Well, I have a big butt and I cannot lie. I've always had a big butt. Ever since I can remember. To be clear, it's not like I have trouble getting through doorways, but…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 1, 2010

Jeans That Supposedly Make You Look 15 Pounds Thinner?

Hello! SkinnyJeans (yeah, awesome name) claim to make you look 15 pounds thinner, and they've been getting a lot of press because of it. The trick to these jeans, says the company, includes a "Disguised Stomach Flattener, Sexy Thigh-Scooping/Buttocks-Lifting Shape, Leg Lengthening Design in Barely-Boot Cut, and Smart Shading & Fading." Sounds like a lot…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 14, 2010

You Can’t Get Raped In Skinny Jeans, Jury Says

An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim's skinny jeans could have been removed without "collaboration." Gonzales and the alleged victim, a 24-year-old woman, met for drinks in April 2008 and then returned to his house to listen to music. Gonzales claims they had consensual sex…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2010

“True Life”: Skinny Jeans Destroyed A Man’s Privates

You have boring spoofs and you have hilarious spoofs. This parody of MTV's "True Life" series is one of the latter because it hits the ridiculousness of the show right on the nose. Like that kid who was "addicted" to tattoos and had to get one every time he got drunk, the young man i…

By: Annika Harris / March 27, 2010

A More Wearable Skinny Jean

For so long the skinny jean has either been uber-hipster or uber-sexy. Now it's found some middle ground by becoming just a bit boyish, thanks to Forever 21's construction pocket cut which has been adapted for a tight leg. The flattering back pockets add a little something different too, so maybe, for the first time,…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 5, 2010

Skinny Jeans—For Less Than 10 Bucks!

Forever 21 has just released a pair of dark wash, one-percent stretch skinny jeans for $9.50. Yes, $9.50. (I've been known to spend more on lunch!) Got to say, they've got the right amount of spandex stretch to be flattering, are in a great, go-anywhere wash and, on the model at least, look to be…

By: Nina Carbone / October 13, 2009

Crave: Zebra Stripe Skinny Jeans

Finally, some animal print pants to wear so you'll fit in during all-night "Real Housewives Of New Jersey" viewing sessions. Sure, leopard print might be more New Jersey-erffic, but we can definitely get on board with this overture by Forever 21 at Fabulosity, too. It takes a fashionista of hearty stock to pull off zebra…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2009

The War On Muffin Tops: The “Skinny Jeans Workout”

Unfastening that OMG-I-can't-breathe top button is one way to fit into your skinny jeans. But for the truly trendy, Skinny Jeans Workout classes claim to obliterate the "muffin tops" (also known as the normal, healthy "stomach") that pop over most women's zippers when we zip up our J.Crew matchstick jeans.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2009

Rag & Bone Eliminates Need For “Fat Jeans” And “Skinny Jeans”

I own 14 pairs of jeans and can pretty much sort those pairs into two piles: the fat jeans and the skinny ones. Of course, I never actually get rid of the latter because there's always the eternal hope that I will one day fit back into them. Rag & Bone has now come out…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 29, 2009

Fashion Industry Rallies To Make Men’s Skinny Jeans More Comfy

The war on men's skinny jeans is, er, loosening, just not in the way you'd exactly hoped. Denim companies like Levi's and True Religion have seen huge increases in the sale of their tight pants for guys (thanks, Pete Wentz). But in a move that seems more responsive than any we've seen for women, these…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 7, 2009

Warning: Tight Jeans Can Make Your Legs Go Numb

Skinny jeans are dangerous! For some wearers of especially tight jeans, nerve compression can occur in the thighs, producing a tingling or numbing sensation. This happened to Parmeeta Ghoman, a 28-year-old San Francisco woman who reported a bizarre tingling sensation in her legs after wearing a pair of the too-tight pants. When she stood up,…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 22, 2009

Style On The Street: Transitioning Into Fall

How long has it been since it was cool enough for you to wear pants? Far too long, in our opinion. This hat-wearing gal, with her tank and skinny jeans, makes us yearn for sunny days that aren't at all humid, when pants can be worn without sticking uncomfortably to the legs. Autumn rocks. [Trender

By: Catherine Strawn / August 21, 2008