Levi’s New Ex-Girlfriend Jeans

Levi’s has just debuted a brand new style of jeans for their men’s line—the ex-girlfriend.  Similar in name to the highly popular boyfriend jean for women these bad boys promise to fit dudes in the same fashion as their stylish ex-girlfriend’s favorite jeans.  While women’s boyfriend jeans are loose and comfy these puppies are the opposite extreme.  The ex-girlfriends are basically jeggings for men. They are tight, tight, tight!  If you thought that Levi’s …

… 510 were appallingly snug, you haven’t seen anything yet!  I am not certain but I think that maybe donning these on a regular basis could even lead to sterility.

According to Levi’s product description:

Remember the girlfriend with the great style? Here’s a tribute to her – a fit that’s super-snug allover, an update of the five-pocket classic that’s as skinny as it gets.

I’m all for skinny jeans.  I think they are adorable but these, in my opinion, take it a step too far.  The name, the fit, the well, everything really.  The internet world is abuzz with commentary on Levi’s ex-girlfriends, and most of it isn’t good.

While I would rather not see my husband wearing these, I have to question if this is a double standard.  I have never batted and eye over the idea of the boyfriend jeans so why is it such a big deal for a dude to wear a woman’s style jean?  Perhaps, whether I like it or not, the the idea of the macho man is fully ingrained in my psyche. Or maybe it’s just that I don’t want to see a dude in pants this tight!? Frankly, I am a little ashamed of myself for having such qualms with these jeans.  Nonetheless I am not a fan of dudes in jeans titled the ‘ex-girlfriend.’


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37 thoughts on “Levi’s New Ex-Girlfriend Jeans

  1. When I saw the title of this post I’m thinking, Bristol Palin’s ex boyfriend is designing jeans? Sorry, on my first cup of coffee.
    I think they are funny. I just couldn’t imagine most men in these jeans. Yeah, maybe teenagers, but not men. I think I’d laugh! And the name, Meh…

  2. I think there’s a correlation between tightness of jeans, and hotness with guys (for me personally). Too baggy = ugly. Fitted, snug in the right places = hot. Tight = ugly.

    Yes, I love boyfriend jeans – I like that they’re a little baggier than regular jeans. Skinny jeans have to be so uncomfortable on the junk. Plus, do guys really want to look skinny? If I were a dude, I’d be more than willing to get into a fight with a guy wearing skinny jeans. I’m sorry, there’s nothing frightening or imposing about a dude wearing skinny jeans.

    That said, if there are men out there who wish they can wear their girlfriend’s pants, power to them! I’m all for the name, it’s hilarious.

    • To me there is nothing sexier than a man in regular Levi’s with a good butt, add a pair of boots and I will swoon every time.
      Who cares about the rest of the pants. I agree with you in your definations of what is hot and ugly. Showing of their junk screams insecurity to me, just like a women who shows off her breasts. A little cleavage can be alluring, but leaving something to the imagination works in both sexes I think.

  3. Can you get em with a 48in. waist,LOL. I couldn’t wear em,the guys at the gravel pit couldn’t keep their hands off me,LOL LOL LOL.,as you can see,I break myself up!!

  4. It’s just such a weird concept. Here’s the commercial I see: A guy and girl break up. She leaves a pair of jeans behind. He squeezes into them in some sort of sad emo ritual while listening to “their” song over and over. Then he checks her Facebook profile for the 100th time that day to leave her a comment about how he hopes she’s doing well and that he’s still thinking of her. Except he finds out that she finally blocked him. So, still wearing her jeans, he sits down to start plotting how he’s going to get her back. Three months later, he’s facing stalking charges. He shows up to court in the jeans.

    • LOL. I was kind of thinking along those lines. It would be weird to see a guy in his girlfriend’s jeans but ex-girlfriend is just creepy. I don’t think women would want to be known to be wearing “ex-boyfriend” jeans even though “boyfriend” jeans are acceptable.

  5. there is no real difference between these and the ultra tight skinnies that rock stars such as Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger would sport in their day, or comedian Russell Brand does today.

    While the average man wouldn’t fit into them there is a market for skinnies and there are plenty of very slim men in their teens/early 20s who would wear them here in London.

  6. I just don’t even want to talk about this. I am still traumatized by what I saw when I came home from work yesterday.

    My 18 year old daughter… was on the couch…
    and she…she…
    I don’t think she is truly my child :(

    • Oh, my!
      I had a scare the other day because my daughter wanted a pair of skinny leg jeans. It turned out she only wanted them because she was having trouble stuffing her other jeans into her 14 hole Docs.
      I’m so sorry for your loss… (the death of fashion, obvs!)

  7. She gave me the same excuse, Alzaetia. She said they looked better with her boots and a long sweater that she was wearing, but I am still reeling. Where, oh where did I go wrong?
    Copa – I will let her stay, but she is most definitely on probation!

    • *gasp!*
      Do you think my Ninja is lying to me?? It’s like they turn 18 and forget every damned thing we’ve taught them about fashion. And make-up…
      This conversation reminds me of one of my favorite Daria quotes
      (which has been used frequently in my house lately):
      Stacie: Ugh, stretch pants! Everywhere stretch pants. Hey, these are stretch pants! I’m wearing stretch pants!! *hyperventilates*
      Sandy: They’re leggings! They’re LEGGINGS! It’s all right.

  8. Youngsters rock that look,admit it,if our ass looked like it did when we were teenagers,legging jegging procrastinating give me more titalating while I’m waiting.

  9. I don’t like skinny jeans. I feel like they make my ass look monolithic, and I don’t think I could be held accountable for my actions if my boyfriend happened to show up in a pair. Ick.
    But…I suppose they work for boots. Or something.

  10. Dear Erin,

    Males don’t limit females’ choices in traditional feminine clothes such as dresses and skirts; why do you as a cross-dresser ( wearing traditional menswear: pants , especially jeans ) have the audacity to limit and mock on potential male fashion freedom within menswear ? Males as a group do not invade traditional female clothes than ” mock ” females for wearing sexy female wear because males now claim that ” look for themselves ” as now ” macho “; do they ?

    • I don’t care if guys wear skinny jeans or not. It’s not my preference but whatever. What kills me is the name of these jeans: the ex-girlfriend jean. It just screams stalker to me. It’s like one step from her trying to wear her skin or dating a woman who looks exactly like her. The name is weird.
      It’s not the “ex-boyfriend jean” for women, it’s just the “boyfriend jean.”

    • Saying that she wouldn’t want to see her own boyfriend in skinny jeans is not the same thing as saying men shouldn’t wear them because they are women’s clothes.
      Personal preferences about what attracts you is perfectly normal.
      For instance, I wouldn’t be happy if my husband started wearing polo shirts and khakis all the time. I hate that look.
      Do you honestly think there aren’t men out there who prefer women to wear dresses and skirts because it’s more feminine?
      My husband has no problem with my typical jeans and t-shirt look, but I’m pretty sure if I got a dyke mullet and wore man shaped shirts he wouldn’t be thrilled.

    • I didn’t say no man could wear skinny jeans, I just am dating someone who never would wear them for a very specific reason. If it helps, I stick to “girls” pants and not baggy cuts.

  11. Fucking emo hipster douche-bag jean is what they should call it. Or maybe I have so little testosterone that I can wear girls jeans-jeans. Do they come with a now so trendy Fedora and Ray-Bans?

  12. These, like skinny jeans for women, only look good on certain people. I look ridiculous in skinny jeans because they’re way too tight around my butt and then way too big everywhere else. That’s where jeggings come in, because I do have to wear boots in this climate and normal jeans look kind of silly because I have to kind of fold/wrap them around my leg to fit into boots. So I do think there’s a place in the world for jeggings, sorry :P
    Anyway, back to skinny jeans for men – when they look good, they look really good. Otherwise, no. One thing I find a bit weird about them is how tiny men’s butts look in them. It kind of creeps me out. WHERE ARE YOUR BUTTS GUYS?

  13. Much like only Jim Morrison can/could pull off leather jeans (Stuart Townsend in Queen of the Damned coming a close second) only Timothy Olyphant can pull off skinny jeans.

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  15. I wear women’s Levis all the time . Not to tight they do fit and feel better the lower rise is actually better since most men’s levis are ridiculously to roomy and baggy they sag right off and if you buy men’s in a tighter fit when you sit down they have no give and smash every thing .. Girl levis just fit better , they are cooler as in temperature , and they have lots of stretch so when you sit down you get hugged instead of crushed .

    As far as the levis ex-girlfriends go . Well we will just leave those to the real scrawny emo kids . But a pair of womens 525 bitter sweet my favorites are 515 westcoast they feel amazing

  16. Slim-fit pants or skinny jeans (when made of denim) have a snug fit through the legs and end in a small leg opening that can be anywhere from 9″ to 20″ depending on size.[1] Other names for this style include drainpipes, stovepipes, tight pants, cigarette pants, pencil pants, skinny pants or skinnies. Skinny jeans taper completely at the bottom of the leg, whereas drainpipe jeans are skinny but then the lower leg is straight instead of tapering and so they are often slightly baggier at the bottom of the leg than skinny jeans..

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