01 /23
To Tell You the Truth, Designer Denim is the New Thigh Master

Clint Eastwood played the ultimate man’s man in 1971’s Dirty Harry as he protected the streets of San Francisco from a psychopathic sniper. Through that tough guy exterior, Inspector ‘Dirty‘ Harry Callahan was still human. Lately, I’ve learned men and women are more alike than I thought. After the 49er’s difficult loss last night, emotions were running high and niner fans nationwide took it hard. The two sexes apparently share the same body issues as well. I recently asked one of my friends this style question:

“Why do you always wear baggy clothes?” I asked. “You never wear jeans. Why not?” I wondered.

After a bit of prying the answer came out; “Okay, it’s because I have HUGE thighs and when I wear jeans my legs look too big,” he answered.

I was confused. A. He doesn’t have large thighs and B. I didn’t know ‘thigh’ size was a concern among men.
However, according to a new study last week conducted by Yahoo! Shine and Fitness Magazine, guess what the most HATED body part was overall among men and women? The THIGHS (14%) and men disliked their butt the most (11%). Surprising results, but it’s nothing a great pair of denim can’t handle!

I wanted to share a few designer denim secrets so we can all channel our inner Eastwood.

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I highly recommend Citizens of Humanity jeans for women. I got these ultra flare CofH jeans for Christmas and went with a leather jacket & flowy white blouse for a 70’s look.
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Designer jeans can be expensive, but 1 great pair is a staple piece. There are so many styles, shapes & washes. Plus, the right denim can lift, slim, lengthen & boost all different body types.
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CofH (Devote Rocker Ultra Flare) The material makes a difference. This pair is thick, yet still stretchy. Breakdown- 44%Rayon, 29% cotton, Cupro-2%, Polymide
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 Something to smile about: I’ve found some of my favorite designer jeans discounted
for great prices at Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s & these were from the Macy’s sale section.
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If you’re looking for an everyday pair, go with a medium to dark wash.
Styles like bootcut or skinny are more practical than these ultra flare.

Details
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Leather jacket- United Colors of Benetton (from Crossroads), Blouse (recent)- Express, Watch- Michael Kors, ring & shades-Forever 21, silk scarf-vintage from Clothes Contact in SF
Photos by Thomas Delgado
Camera: Canon 5D II ~ Lenses: 35mm 1.4 L & 135mm 2.0 L ~ Natural light
My TOP 3 Denim Faves for Women

1. Citizens of Humanity (These consistently fit well, they have a huge selection)
2. Kasil (While relatively unknown, I’ve had a pair of Kasil jeans that have been my best denim for 6 years)
3. 7 for All Mankind (My only complaint about Seven’s & Joe’s Jeans is they stretch out, so error on the tighter side when you purchase them)

My TOP 3 Denim Faves for Men

1. AG Adriano Goldschmied (I like how they fit guys and there’s no fussy detail or thick white thread)
2. 7 for All Mankind (They’re slim fit, dressy, and they look & feel good. Plus I’ve seen guy’s eyes light up when they say they’re wearing ‘Sevens’)
3. H&M, Levi’s, Lucky- Very flattering and affordable brands with a huge variety of styles and washes

If you’re on the hunt for a great pair of designer jeans, spend time trying on lots of different brands. Especially for women, bring shoes you’re most likely going to wear or ask for a pair of heels. You can also always get them altered if they’re too long. And like my friend, if you’re one of the 11% of men a little insecure about your butt or thighs, you shouldn’t be! Denim these days can work wonders, so try them on, check out your butt and “you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” icon wink

Designer denim is very personal and with all the options, there’s a perfect pair for everyone. I only mentioned a few, so what is your favorite brand or style?
Hope you had a great weekend!
xoDale

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96 comments on “To Tell You the Truth, Designer Denim is the New Thigh Master
  1. Paulina Mo says:

    wow very insightful stuff!! and who knew men were concerned about their thighs? lol! I haven’t invested in a good pair of jeans in a while bc my weight has been fluctuating a lot, but I will take your suggestions when I decide to buy some :) Thanks Dale!!

    ~Pau
    http://www.lilbitsofchic.com

  2. molly says:

    Thanks for the lovely comment! Love the detail in this post + will definitely be researching your recommended denim brands, im desperate for some jeans that fit perfectly! Hate that theyre so difficult to find. Your leather jacket is gorgeous too X

  3. Emma says:

    I WANT your handbag!! You look Gorgeous as always!

  4. Fashion With Ellie says:

    Great outfit and pictures! I really like your jacket, it looks amazing on you:)

    fashionwithellie.blogspot.com

  5. What Sadie Did says:

    Ahh how cute that some men have the same dramas as women!! You look super hot in these jeans, that flare is huge! And I love your nail polish, what shade is it? :)

    Sadie xx
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com

  6. Mae says:

    You’re stunning! I love this look…especially camel leather! Gotta find a leather jacket like that. And these denim recs are much appreciated!

    thanks so much for stopping but today!
    so sweet of you
    xx
    Mae

  7. Josie says:

    That’s surprising boys have body issues too! Maybe more should be done for them, the way that there’s lots of help out there for girls. xx

  8. Outside Looking In says:

    You look great in these jeans and thanks for the tips! I have so much trouble finding jeans to fit!

    http://www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

  9. fashion BOOM says:

    first of all i love the quality of your pics,and second ,your camel jacket it so stylish

    love your outfit

  10. Lost.in.Idaho says:

    I’m a big H&M fan myself. They’re form fitting without being a pair of ‘look at my massive bulge’ pants.

    As I guy, I have to ask: What are your thoughts on ‘whiskers’ on men’s jeans? I don’t like them, but some women that have shopped with me keep trying to get me to buy whiskered jeans…

  11. CottonCandyINK says:

    very very nice jeans

  12. Monse Fuentes says:

    you look amazing!

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  13. Andrea Grace says:

    your pants are to die for!! Do you think after this baby I can get a butt like yours:)
    http://www.alwayssaygrace.com

  14. ♥ YourBFF ♥ says:

    My goal this year is to purchase a pair of designer jeans! I’m not one to splurge, so believe it or not this is a hard thing for me to do (crazy, right!?) I’m not sure what ones I will try, but one thing I do know, I will try on probably a hundred, and then pick the one that is on sale that I love the most. It’s just the way I roll! ;) :D
    Great photos & I love the look you put together! I would totally wear this look!! <3 Angie

  15. Coral and Coast says:

    Love the jacket, dark bootcut jeans are definitely the way to go for me, so much better at creating a streamlined silhouette! Great pictures :) xo K

  16. Annika says:

    thank you! i definitely needed some jeans help :)

    Escape

  17. Chococcuro says:

    I’m totally with you about designer jeans! Unfortunately price does make a difference imo! I love Ksubi jeans. It’s not exactly designer, but the fit is AH-mazing!

    http://www.closetvoyage.com

  18. Aimee L says:

    Clint Eastwood is a bad ass…love him (like father, like daughter). I like Paper, Denim & Cloth jeans.

  19. Pip says:

    Great post! I never tried Citizens of Humanity on before, because I am a Seven’s girl, but I love your pair! The ultra pair is so nice on you!!! xx

    Pip
    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

  20. Kaitlin Mattingly says:

    i need to find a good leather jacket like that.
    you look great and i love the cut of those jeans

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

  21. Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou says:

    Thanks for the great denim brand info! You’re right, some great deals can be found out there at Marshals, TJ MAxx & love Macy’s sales! Great to hear what your favorites are :) xo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

  22. rooth says:

    I am a huge CofH fan – their denim is so soft!

  23. inmyhansonshirt says:

    It is almost reassuring to know that men and women struggle with the same views of self. Those jeans look fantastic on you!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

  24. Girlie Blogger says:

    Thank you for sharing. I am looking for a pair of good denim. Just haven’t picked them yet.

    You look so cool in your outfit. It’s simple but fun.

    Should I see “Dirty Harry?” Never seen it before but it sounds like a good movie.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

  25. FleurLapin says:

    Those jeans look so flattering on you. I love how it gives you some pretty awesome curves!

  26. Rhe Beep says:

    This is a great post! I am always looking for jeans. I love high waisted jeans the most. Your 70’s outfit is really cute. I love the leather jacket with the dark denim.

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

  27. Dale says:

    @Sadie : Thanks, the nail polish is OPI ‘Charged Up Cherry’ – I think it’s an old color
    @Lost In Idaho- Yea, H&M are great and I think that if you don’t like the fading, definitely don’t get them. But I think they look fine if you want to try them out.
    @Thanks so much for all the compliments :)
    @Girlie Blogger- I saw “Dirty Harry” a long time ago but I’d say it’s a classic worth seeing :)

  28. L'art says:

    I agree with you in your picks for man and women! P.S. You look great in these jeans! ;)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  29. Gawgus things... says:

    I always dread jean’s shopping because I can never find a pair that look good – I’ve resorted to jeggings!

    Emma xx

  30. Chyrel Gomez says:

    7 for all mankind does have good fitting jeans but maaaaan, i can’t afford them.

  31. Style Servings says:

    I really love your blog, you always give really insightful advice and this post is no exception! Great tips on buying and wearing jeans. Illustrating them with fab pictures of your amazing denim look also helps of course! Great post, can’t wait to read more in the future!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

  32. Heather says:

    That dark denim looks amazing with that tan leather…. FABULOUS tips!

    XO
    http://www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

  33. Jackie {York Avenue} says:

    That’s funny that a guy actually was saying that about his thighs! How cute. I’ve tried so many-Citizens, Juicy, Hudson, Sevens, True Religion. My current favorites are actually a pair from Club Monaco-talk about a Thigh Master! I swear they take inches off.

  34. Beauty Follower says:

    Love the deep blue of that denim!

  35. the look book diaries says:

    Love this look…very cute jacket!

  36. Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} says:

    Love that outfit. Thanks for the tips, buying jeans is such a pain.

  37. Sehar Bique says:

    Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

    you look so tall in those jeans. Thanks for that denim insight!! Getting the right pair is very difficult!

    And your puppy is so so so cute <3

  38. Bobbi says:

    I had no idea men were that concerned with their thighs and butts! Makes me feel a whole lot better!

    You look gorgeous as always!! Love your outfit!

  39. Feenkuss says:

    Wow very cool style, love your leather jacket :)

    xoxo
    Ina

  40. Andrea says:

    Cute jacket, love those sunglasses too

  41. Fashion By Alicia says:

    Great tips! I hate my thighs always have so I have to find pants that fit my thighs. I will definitely check out your top brands.

  42. Dressy Celeb says:

    I really love your outfit! It is perfectly casual-chic!

    Thank you very much for your sweet comment! :-)
    Kisses,
    ♥ New Post at Dressy Celeb

  43. Jorien says:

    That pair of jeans is amazing! I really love the pictures! You look stunning!

    Xx Jorien

    http://www.fab-by-me.com

  44. Lorena says:

    My latest find is from a brand called SALT works – the price was reasonable and the fit was perfect. Really.

  45. Jamie says:

    My Joes Jeans are my favorite pair but they stretch out so bad. It is ridiculous. Maybe I will give Citizens another try.

  46. Louisa says:

    I really like this look! The jacket and scarf combo work perfectly! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting, it means a lot to me. Come back by soon!

    Louisa
    http://circasundayafternoon.blogspot.com

  47. miss b says:

    You’re so right that denim is very personal and different brands fit so differently. I like 7 For All Mankind.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

  48. Zizi says:

    I LOVE citizens of humanity!!! Like your outfit.

    Shall we follow each other? http://www.zizistyling.blogspot.com

  49. Krizia says:

    Cute pants.

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack – Fashion Blog

  50. Aisha says:

    I’m new to your blog and I absolutely love it! Your pictures are great! Thanks for the fashion tips :-)

    XOXO Aisha

  51. RaspberryBlonde says:

    I absolutely adore your leather jacket! it’s such a perfect colour!
    I like Topshop jeans, because it’s one of the few brand I know that have jeans in length 38 :) all other brand are urusally too short for my height (1.85m)
    Thanks for your lovely comment en for following me, I will return the favor
    Greets,
    Natalie

    http://www.raspberryblonde.blogspot.com

  52. Hapi says:

    I’m glad you liked.

    So beautiful!

  53. Johanna says:

    I agree with you, EVERYONE should have a good pair of jeans in their wardrobe :) I love the tips you shared, keep it up! xoxo ♥

  54. Theblackshortdress says:

    nice

  55. Shelby says:

    I just found your blog and I have to say, it’s totally adorable.:) I’d love it if we followed each other!! Be sure to check out my current blog contest here: http://sweetconfessions21.blogspot.com/2012/01/blog-interview-contest.html

    Shelby xoxo
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  56. Clara Turbay says:

    Definitely i enjoy checking out this blog!

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

  57. Alexis the Honey B says:

    those flares are lovely on you!!! My most favorite of all time jeans are JBrand. I can never go wrong with a pair of my J Brand skinnies… LOVE Frankie B’s too. AND my Se7ens but you’re right, they always get baggy in the butt!!!!

  58. Absolutely stunning! The 70’s looks good on you :)

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

  59. Bad Joan says:

    Great pictures! Those jeans are fabulous on you!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

  60. miss b says:

    Thanks for your lovely comment and of course for following!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

  61. Nicol Lee Ann T. says:

    Bell-bottoms suit always THE BEST!!!
    im always for bell-bottoms rather than skinnys !

    x nicol

    http://WWW.FASHIONTNT.COM

  62. StyleKULTUR says:

    Thanks for the comment! Your outfit looks soooo great! I want that! :-) By the way I love Louis Vuitton! I joined you!

    Styleklutur.blogspot.com

  63. Closet Fashionista says:

    Loving those jeans!! I used to have lots of pairs of Sass & Bide (ebay, haha) but I love Rag & Bone and Free People (and American Eagle) so not really designer jeans, but close enough
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

  64. monica barcia says:

    PRECIOSO ESTE POST LOS VAQUEROS DIVINOS Y TE SIENTAN FENOMENAL

  65. winetastegirl.com says:

    Thanks for following my blog and I hear ya on the Citizens jeans. Those are my staple jeans!

  66. Be Inspired says:

    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this look!! Those jeans & that jacket! FABULOUS!!

  67. Daniella says:

    I love your outfit!! I agree with you Citizens of Humanity jeans are great and they always have the perfect fit! I super love your flared ones and how you have styled them with that hint of 70s flare! I also love your blog! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

  68. Kelly Malka says:

    love the flare jeans on you! you really pull it off!

    http://whatthekittydraggedin.blogspot.com/

  69. Love the jeans, so flattering!

    Jessie
    coppergarden.blogspot.com
    xx

  70. Bonnie says:

    COH jeans are my favorites! They definitely make my butt look awesome — even more so than usual.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  71. la suite says:

    El look es genial.Y las fotos son preciosas

    Besotes suiteros.Estamos de sorteo

  72. Lisa - respect the shoes says:

    That’s funny re: how men see themselves, because my BF for the longest time would only wear shorts with certain shoes because he thought his legs were too thin!

    I haven’t delved into designer denim yet, but my all-time fave jeans are by J.Crew. The now-defunct hipslung fit (r.i.p.) were the best cut for me, especially back in the day when they were 100% cotton in dark rinse. For me they sucked and slimmed me in all the right places, they were like magic jeans! Now, I wear the bootcut and matchstick (which are fine), but I search out on Ebay all the time for my beloved hipslungs!

  73. Fifth N Sixth Closet says:

    You look great, nice article! I love the denims they look great on you!

  74. Alexandra says:

    You look unreal in these pictures! Seriously, those flares are made for you and I love how you styled them. Beautiful.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

  75. Shawna Hynes says:

    What a great post & fabulous photos! Admittedly I’ve always tried to steer clear of jeans because I’m overly conscious of my thighs. I definitely agree that finding a good quality designer pair can look good on anyone, but unfortunately I’m still looking! You look fantastic in these photos by the way; such great flared jeans!

    <3 Shawna
    http://serpentinestreets.blogspot.com

  76. Joandy says:

    you look hoooot in these flares, love your hair so much, make me missed my bangs:)) once again, thank you for the Tee giveaway, I’m just feeling so lucky!!

  77. ManhaKins says:

    love this and your blog!! xx

    http://www.manhakins.blogspot.com

  78. Anastasia says:

    Heyy Gorgeous, cute blog :)

    New to blogger so if you follow me ill follow you back :P

    http://www.confessions-ofa-fashionista.blogspot.com/

    Much Love
    xx

  79. Paulinne says:

    great blog. I will often looks. What you want is a look at my blog and if you want it to follow.

  80. Konstantine. says:

    those pics are amazing <3

  81. *Glam Chameleon* says:

    Great tips about picking the right jeans!! That pair u’re wearing looks like it’s meant for u!:)
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

  82. clotheshunger says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I love yours as well, especially your entries where you dress other people. That’s something I want to do with my blog as well. :)

    Meghan

  83. boyishchic says:

    Loving your blog! That jacket is stellar. Thanks for stopping by mine too!
    xx. Jillian
    boyishchic.blogspot.com

  84. Heidi says:

    you are beautiful!!!

    check out my international M-A-C cosmetics giveaway
    http://searchingforlbd.blogspot.com/2012/01/its-here-international-giveaway.html

  85. The Photographer says:

    Yup, I know when I go to buy a pair of jeans, my first concern is: how’s the junk in my trunk going to look? followed by : is the fit going to make my thighs look like two sausages forcibly stuffed into the legs ?

    Mostly because when I see chunky girls in super tight jeans, that’s exactly what I think, sausages legs and muffin tops.

  86. Dora says:

    Lovely outfit! Xo

  87. SadeeStyle says:

    what a pretty and stylish jeans or it looks good because you are wearing it nice blog
    Love if you follow me back
    ♥ SadeeStyle ♥
    http://www.sadeestyle.net

  88. Call Me Snakke says:

    Those pants are so cute! I love them! Cute outfit.

    Callmesnakke

  89. DC2NY says:

    Such pretty outfit with the flared dark jeans.It reminds me of 80s inspired fashion of rock-n-roll chic.You look gorgeous wearing it!

    DC2NYConfessions Blog

  90. Bella says:

    Awesome! Love whole this look! great photos!

    http://bellasstyle.blogspot.com

  91. Aquí says:

    LOVE your look! The hair is sooo cute, I love the bangs!

  92. Sarah says:

    Those jeans are great on you!

  93. Carol says:

    So sweet look! Especial you hair i really want to make my hair like it ….. beautiful lovely .

  94. Sabrina says:

    hiiiii
    they look fabulous
    : D
    sabrina
    terejour.blogspot.com

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