Best Jeans for Tall Guys

by admin | Last Updated: September 16, 2020

As all tall guys I have ever met know very well, and nobody else, is that it is near impossible to walk into any clothing store and find a pair of jeans that are long enough to prevent their socks from showing. Luckily with my, oh just about whole life experience as one of the tallest guys I know, I have done the homework, and found, tested and enjoyed the best jeans for tall men.

Why are a good pair of jeans so important, enough to go through the trouble to find a good fitting long enough pair? Well, as they are basically the multi-tool of the clothing world. Jeans can be dressed down for casual and dressed up all the way to semi-formal depending on their style, cut, and what you pair them with. They are both popular for comfort, as well as utility and durability.



Jeans for Tall Men – Buying Guide

Length of Inseam

In order to make sure you get the correct pair that is long enough, you need to not only pay attention to waist size, but also the inseam length. This is how long the jean trunk is when measure on the inside seam. I am 6 foot 6 inches (6’6″) and my ideal inseam length for jeans depending on the cut, fit and style, is either 34″ or 36″. Unlike trousers which ideally should just slightly rest on you shoe when standing upright, I prefer my jeans to have one slight fold on to of the shoe, this is due to the nature of use of denims in both work, adventure and having fun in, so I do not want them to ride up as quickly and easily when sitting or kneeling in them.

The Size That Fits Your Space

Ensure your jeans have enough crotch space in the front, as too little crotch space, is what cause jeans to ride down in the back, when you bend over or kneel, exposing your butt crack to the world, and guys, a butt crack on a man is not a sexy thing like on a woman, it is best kept hidden.

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Opt For the Darkest One

Buying a new jean, I always recommend going for the darkest blue one you can find, as initially when it is new and very dark, it is perfect for dressing up for smart-casual or semi-formal styles, and then as it wears in certain areas and lightens up, it can be transferred over to do duty as your casual or work jean. The nature of denim material and the dye, usually causes it to wear in high use and friction areas like between the thighs, on the pockets where you cellphone and wallet are kept, and on you butt area where you sit.

5 Best Jeans for Tall Men

Here is a list of the best jeans for tall men. You can develop a sense of which cut and style suits which occassion and application. We prefer bootcut styles for using with… well boots of course, and our on the farm or in your truck. We prefer tighter fit, slender cut for semi-formal or a night out on the town, and general original fit like the Levi’s 501 for doing general purpose duty from work to relaxing to pleasure.


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1 | Levi’s Men’s 501 Original Fit Jeans

The timeless classic does it again. Our top pick again goes to the Levi’s 501 original fit. Not too loose to look old fashioned, and not too tight to look hipster,it is the perfect cut and style for both leisure and work and depending how dark color you buy initially, it can be dressed up to suit semi-format events very well until it wears out and lightens too much when it transitions over to you work and leisure jeans department. They have inseam lengths all the way up to 38″ which we have seen be too long for one of our long-legged 6’9″ readers, so this is the one to go for if you are a giraffe.

Pros:

  • Timeless style
  • Strong fabric
  • Up to 38″ inseam lengths available
  • Proven
  • Many colors available

Cons:

  • Button-fly

2 | Wrangler Men’s 0936 Cowboy Cut Slim Fit Jean

The classic cowboy style bootcut jean, with the more modern slimmer fit style to fit in with the latest trends. This the modern take of the classic Wrangler bootcut you father worked on the ranch with. We love the slightly slimmer leg fit if it suits your body type. The slimmer style will also ensure those that feel a regular bootcut is too close to a bell-bottom style.

Pros:

  • Slimmer modern bootcut style
  • Strong fabric
  • Up to 40″ inseam length
  • Many colors available

Cons:

  • Too slim for some

3 | Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Original Simon Skinny Jeans

For the tall guys wanting a skinny style jean, there aren’t many option available with the leg length tall guys need, but luckily Tommy Hilfiger have catered for us. This is not too tight fitting, so still providing a great tasteful skinny style, with inseam options all the way up to 36″ too.

Pros:

  • Skinny, but not skintight
  • Strong fabric
  • Up to 36″ inseam length
  • Fly-zip with button closure

Cons:

  • Too slim for some

4 | Levi’s Men’s 517 Bootcut Jean

For those who prefer the original cowboy bootcut jean, without the modern slimmer fit or cut trends, the classic Levi’s 517 bootcut offers you that style, with comfort and strength to match. This number 4 position is actually almost a tie between this Levi’s bootcut and the Wrangler bootcut below, with both offering what is needed from a classic cowboy bootcut, the winner between them will depend on your own personal brands preference, but the Levi’s just edges out the pick above the Wrangler because it goes up to an incredible 40″ inseam lengths.

Pros:

  • Classic cowboy fit
  • Plenty of crotch space
  • Heavy duty work ready
  • Up to 40″ inseam lengths availble

Cons:

  • Thick unforgiving fabric

5 | Wrangler Men’s 13MWZ Cowboy Cut Original Fit Jean

The classic favorite for cowboys, bull riders and ranchmen for many years, the Wrangler cowboy cut jean is ready to do duty on a normal workday and the evening function thereafter. A close fifth, just losing out to the Levi’s 517 above, because the Levi’s has length options available up to a 40″ inseam, but this is only applicable for super tall guys over 6’8″ tall.

Pros:

  • Classic cowboy fit
  • Plenty of crotch space
  • Up to 36″ inseam lengths available

Cons:

  • Thick unforgiving fabric

best jeans for tall guys

Our list of the best jeans for tall men ends here. You would have noticed that we haven’t added any of the tight fit or skinny fit jeans to this list. Although we have nothing against this current trend, it isn’t always the most practical of styles, and seldomly suits the body types of very tall guys. We know between the options shown above you above you will find multiple styles to suit any occasion or use you might need your multi-tool in your clothing cupboard for.

Now go out there and wear you length with pride, it is your God given advantage in life.