Dear Denim Guru,

I am 55 and 6′ tall and recently lost 34lbs and can wear a size 32 jean. I thought I would try a pair of Levi 514 but people at work said it looked like I was wearing my sons pants. They said something about the straight leg. I went out and bought a pair of lucky low-rise boot cut but was wondering if the boot cut was out of style. I like the low-rise but are they too young for me? I do not want out of date looking jeans… what do you suggest.
Thank You
  • Answer:

    Hey Rick,

    I would think the Lucky low-rise boot cut would look closer to your son’s jeans than ta pair of Levi 514. Boot-cut jeans aren’t dead; the flare is. Frankly, to even find a flare jeans these days is a difficult task; for good reason! Most denim designers have re-created their boot-cut style to be more slim and leg lengthening, For you I would suggest Agave Denim. It’s what men wear! The rise is better than those Lucky’s you’ve got on and not as skinny as them damn Levi’s. Made better than both you’re gonna look no more. Jeff the owner and designer has made sure of that by using only the best fabric in the world and oversee’s them from fiber to shelves. Visith ttp://www.AgaveDenim.com and check out their options. One of my favorites is the Maverick in the 7 year selvage.
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