Because they’re in an indie or emo band. Or they want to be in an indie or emo band. They think they look good, but they just look like everybody else.
You know what type of jeans look best on guys? Well-fitting jeans. Not too tight, not too baggy. Choose jeans that are stylish and slimming, but don’t make you look like every PBR-swilling scenester with a trust fund and a terrible emo swoosh haircut.
When in doubt, err a little on the tighter side. (I’m not a fan of baggy jeans on anyone.) Wear a comfortable pair that doesn’t make your legs look like toothpicks. Also, I tend to prefer a darker blue, but that’s just me. Kenneth Cole makes nice jeans for men. So does Ben Sherman.
And I hear you saying, “But Zac Efron wears them!” Yeah, but Zac Efron is a famous movie star who could wear parachute pants and the girls would claw each other’s eyes out just to get near him. Just because some quote, unquote handsome guys can get away with it, that doesn’t mean the rest of us should get a free pass.
Honestly, I don’t see the appeal of skinny jeans on guys at all. If you have skinny legs, they’re still going to look skinny in regular jeans. And if you don’t have skinny legs, shelling out for a pair of skinny jeans isn’t going to make you not have flabby legs. It’ll just make you turn blue from lack of circulation.
The only upside of dudes in skinny jeans is that the wearer’s package is so constricted, his sperm count will be reduced, thus saving us from countless future generations of hipster d-bags. So if you’re a hipster d-bag, ignore my advice. Go forward with your skinny jeans-wearing self! And get out of my favorite bar.