Ben’s Quick Tip #3: Jeans for Big Dudes.

February 21, 2014

I’m no fashionista, be every now and then I’ll find myself in a non-gym situation.  These situations require pants.  For the most part, you’ll need jeans.  Let’s just say you’re a big guy like me and you weigh 240+ (assuming you’re not tall) and squat between five and six hundred pounds.  What are you going to do?  Forget Levi’s.  That ship sailed once you passed 240, you big biscuit.

I’d recommend taking the designer jean approach and get yourself a pair of Sevens.  Seriously.  If you ever want to have full ROM wearing jeans, you’ll get yourself a pair of Sevens.  Don’t be deterred by your bros who are required by law to start hating on you for paying 100 bucks on jeans.  “Nice skinny jeans.”  They’re not skinny jeans bro.  If you had anything resembling an ass and quads, you would know that.  And honestly, at a higher bodyweight, you don’t want to have a whole lot of excess room in your clothes  otherwise you end up looking like The Thing from the Fantastic Four trying to blend into the crowd.  Sevens have a tiny bit of spandex blended into the fabric so  you can now do things like tie your shoe or climb into your vehicle without fear of a blowout.  Now obviously at this price point, you can only afford to pick up one or two pairs per year, so choose a wash that will suit most occasions.  Take note that the dye will fade as you wash so I’d recommend a darker color so you have the option to dress them up or down.  Don’t let the price point rule this option out for you if that’s a key determining factor.  Look for deals online or hip consignment boutiques.  I’ve found them for as low as 35 bucks (SCORE).

SO discreet.  Fun fact: I actually had this action figure as a kid.

SO discreet. Fun fact: I actually had this action figure as a kid.

Lets say you lose a little bodyweight and can now afford to wear non-stretchy clothes with a little more room.  Or you’d just prefer not to wear designer or form fitting clothes.  That’s cool too, bro.  For this, I’d recommend all things Carhartt.  At a very competitive price point, their clothes are basically indestructible, sporting heavy duty rivets, triple stitching and heavyweight materials.  Plus you get the added benefit of feeling like a real DUDE while wearing them.  Fair warning: when I say non-stretchy, I mean non-stretchy.  So you really need to let that imaginary size 32 waist when you were in high-school go, bro.  Because it’s just not gonna happen.  With such competitive pricing, you can now afford to diversify your color scheme.  Or you can blend both approaches together and save your designer stuff for nice occasions.

Your results may vary and obviously personal taste plays a role in your options.  But in my opinion, these two options give you enough leeway to fit most stylistic tastes and you will have the added confidence that dat 600lb squatting ass won’t blow your jeans out while you are out bowling with your buddies (true story).

If your are familiar with the brands, feel free to list some other competitive options in the comments section below.  Keep in mind the two different price points noted above.

4 Responses to “Ben’s Quick Tip #3: Jeans for Big Dudes.”

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  2. Brett_nyc said

    Levis has a few cuts that come in stretch material. I’ve had good luck with the 514 cut.

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