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Distinguish women's and men's jeans or pants - Is there a clear difference?

Question by Interest | 2018-02-19 at 16:06

When shopping, I am often overwhelmed to properly assess which pants and jeans are intended for men and which for ladies. Meanwhile, many clothing stores no longer have clear divisions for men and women and often, the label is also quite meaningless.

But how can I tell clearly what women's jeans and men's jeans are? Are there any clear differences or definitions? For example, I once heard that women's jeans always have a zipper instead of buttons, or that the men's opening button is on the right while women's are on the left - but at the same time I also know women who wear trousers with buttons and men who wear trousers with zippers. So are there other characteristics I can rely on?

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In former times, women's pants and men's pants could be recognized and distinguished by the position of the button. For men's trousers the button was on the right and for the ladies' trousers, it was on the left. Accordingly, the opening of the cover of the zipper was either on the left or on the right.

Nowadays, this plays less and less a role, if at all, perhaps on cloth trousers. For a long time now, there are nearly only so-called unisex variants of jeans available that are the same for both genders.
2018-02-20 at 12:12

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I think that these old criteria such as the position of the zipper or the button say nothing today.

I recommend: just try the pants you like the most and if it suits you, just buy and wear them. It does not matter if the pants were originally intended for women or for men.

For some jeans today no difference is made between variants for men and women. For example, the Levi's 501 is a model worn by both women and men.

It is much more important that the jeans look good and that they suit you. There are enough women who have more masculine figures and therefore can well wear a cut for men and vice versa.
2018-02-20 at 22:21

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I think that you should look at the particular jeans to see if it's a jeans for women or for men. But even when doing that, it is becoming increasingly difficult, as the sexes more and more equalize.

A few years ago, it might have been possible to say that the narrower models are reserved for women, while the others are for men. Since skinny jeans are now also worn by men, you can nowadays no longer apply that rule.

Another criterion would be the material. Men's jeans are more solid, harder and thicker, while women's jeans often have a large stretch portion. But here too, there are plenty of counterexamples, as I recently found.

Lastly, I would take a look at the cut. If a pair of jeans is more suited to the woman's curves (rounder hips, narrower waist, wider thighs), it could be a jeans for a woman, otherwise for a man. Although, as LollyPop said, many women also have more boyish figures and skinny jeans for women can also be very straight cut.
2018-02-21 at 11:16

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There is certainly no clear difference. Just do not worry too much and wear what suits you best and fits you best.

If you do not clearly wear a pair of pants of the opposite sex (for example, as a man a pair of pants with a huge stretch portion), no one will notice.
2018-02-21 at 18:54

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I was once told that the stitching went on the inseam of the leg for men, and on the outside seam for women, if it was for show.
2022-05-30 at 00:12

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