I personally do not own a pair of "Men's" designated jeans. I am not sure when the tipping point occurred. Some are overtly feminine, others are just jeans that have a woman's designation. Several are of a color that only a woman would wear (teal / orange), others are of a skinny cut that are absolutely feminine. Several are pull-on with no zipper. My favorites jeans are skinny cut, high-rise, pull-on.
My go-to-everyday jeans are the brand "Not-My-Daughter's-Jeans" (NYDJ). One is boot-cut the other slim ankle cut. Both are derriere hugging and have a tapered / tight front (female) cut. Both are at least 10 years old, faded and unmistakably feminine.
The simple truth is that women's designated jeans fit me better physically and psychologically. They are softer, cost less and on my short legs, baggy guy's jeans make me look even shorter. .
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Below is a Quora question, answered quite well, as to the differentiation on male, feminine designated jeans. I know here in Florida, jeans are the uniform of-the-day, so why dress in a boring manner when a statement can be made?
Do your wear "Women's "designated jeans"? What style is your favorite?
Those are the biggest differences that I personally notice. Hope this helps.
- Women’s zippers are shorter. Men need a longer zipper to take care of…. you know, toileting business. The zippers for women are too short, you have to unbutton the jeans and lower them to do your business.
- Pocket differences. Men’s are bigger, more functional. Women’s are smaller, and front pockets are sometimes more for looks that function.
- Length. On average, a regular cut women’s jean may - depending on brand and style - have an inseam length that is 1 or 2 inches shorter than men’s.
- Waist to hip ratio. Now this is really confusing. We all know that women naturally have a larger hip size to waist than men. For a woman to have hip size about 10 inches larger than waist is not unrealistic. Versus a man, in my case my waist is 31 vs hips of 36. So you would naturally think that women’s jeans are cut so the hips are proportionally bigger than the waist. Well, in my experience this is not so. My men’s jeans, where the waist fits me fine, tend to be baggy in the butt. Compared to women’s jeans, where if the waist fits me then the butt also tends to fit fine. Now, I do not have a woman’s build, as I already mentioned with my measurements. The only conclusion that I can give on this perplexing situation is that mens’ jeans are intentionally cut baggier in the butt/groin area. This does make some sense, considering that the manufacturer needs to leave room in the crotch area for, errh, the goods. But it also goes to explain why a sizable number of men find that women’s jeans just fit better overall.