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The 10 Best Jeans to Wear With Your Cowboy Boots.

Howdy fella! 

Need a new pair of jeans?

We’re about to compare denim in a fair bit of detail.

But if you just wanna know what the best jeans for cowboy boots are then here they are.

Wrangler Men’s George Strait Cowboy Cut Original Fit Jean 13MGSDS. These jeans are the ones I’d recommend as the best all-rounder.  

Read on to find out why Wrangler’s George Strait jeans snagged the top spot.

This post is about men’s jeans. Here are our best women’s jeans to go with cowboy boots. PUT LINK!!!!

Here are the 10 pairs of jeans we’ll be reviewing today:

Wrangler Men’s George Strait Cowboy Cut Original Fit Jean 13MGSDS

Wrangler Men’s Premium Performance Cowboy Cut Slim Fit Jean

Cinch Men’s White Label Relaxed Fit Jean

Ariat M2 Relaxed Boot Cut Jeans – Men’s Relaxed Fit Denim

Wrangler Riggs Workwear Men’s Workhorse Jean

Wrangler Men’s Cowboy Cut Relaxed Fit Jean

ARIAT Men’s Ariat M5 Slim Bootcut Jean Pants

Wrangler Men’s Premium Performance Cowboy Cut Regular Fit Jeans

Wrangler Cowboy Cut Men’s 13MWZ Original Fit Jean Pants

Wrangler Men’s 0936 Cowboy Cut Slim Fit Jean Pants

Contents

Why do cowboys wear jeans?

Have you ever wondered why cowboys and jeans go together like PB and J?

Here’s a lil’ bit of history – if you like that sorta thing.

This whole cowboys wearing jeans thang started way back in the 1850s – with sailors.

You see, back in the mid 1800’s sailors took to wearing bell-bottom type trousers. Why? because they could easily roll them up while they were swabbing the decks or whatever.

old sailors stood in a line

But their pants would wear out or get damaged quickly.

Then, in 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis invented the first bootcut jeans. They were more hardwearing than anything else out there. Sailors of the world rejoiced.

Miners, cowboys, and ranch workers also needed durable pants to work in. So the bootcut jean really took off – even though they were hella expensive when they first came out!

Jeans are perfect for cowboys because they’re comfortable. They can also stand a whole lotta activity without wearing out.

Because they’re made of heavy material, jeans also offer a bit more protection. This is great for keeping you safe while you’re carrying out your daily duties around the ranch. 

So no need to worry too much about falling off a horse or getting snagged on a fence.

Tips for choosing jeans that work with cowboy boots. 

We’ll go into some of this stuff in more detail further down. 

But for now, here’s my in-a-nutshell-list of top tips for choosing the best jeans. All these will look great with your cowboy boots.

  • Take your waist and inside leg measurements (unless you can read that faded label on your current favs!).
  • Consider your body type.
  • Learn a bit about the different cuts and styles.
  • Think about when and where you’re gonna be wearing them.

Don’t worry if this seems like a lot to think about!

It’s pretty simple and we’ll go through everything step by step. 

It’s well worth reading on. Because once you know this stuff, you’ll be able to find well-fitting jeans quicker than the crack of a whip.

Let’s get started!

How to pick the best jeans for your body type.

slim average big body types

I know you want jeans that will work with your cowboy boots, but hold your horses for a cotton-picking second!

It makes no sense to have jeans that fit over your boots if they fit the rest of you like a Halloween costume made by a blind seamstress.

First you want jeans that fit your body well. 

To achieve that, you need to know your body type.

This 5-minute video has some great advice to help you buy the right jeans for your body type.

Here’s a handy list of body types and some do’s and don’ts for each type:

Average build 

This is you if you’re not particularly skinny or heavyset, and you don’t have an muscular frame.

If you have an average build, you’ll need average-sized jeans to match. 

You don’t want anything that’s too loose as this will overwhelm your frame. While jeans that are too skinny will throw off your proportions. 

The best bet for guys with an average build is to go for a slim or straight leg jean with a mid-rise.

Plus size or heavy build

Comfort is the number one thing you should look for if you are plus-sized. Avoid slim or skinny fit jeans as they will highlight every lump and bump. 

The best options for those with a heavier set body type is a relaxed or loose fit jean. These cuts will balance you out. 

They also tend to be more comfortable as they have a bit more room in the seat.

A high rise jean in a relaxed or loose fit with a straight leg will best compliment your shape.

A jean with a slight taper toward the ankle is ok, but a jean that’s straight up and down will suit you best.

A cowboy cut jean will also look great on you.

Skinny build

If you are thin and lean, then a slim or a skinny fit jean is going to make you look your best. 

Be careful with going too skinny with your skinny fit jeans. If they are too tight, it can make you look a little top-heavy.

A slim fit is probably best for you. Not only will you be able to fit your boots under there, but slim fit jeans are going to balance your proportions.

Athletic build 

If you work out a lot and your legs are quite muscular, then this advice is for you.

Finding jeans that work for this body type can be more challenging. This is because there’s quite a lot of variation within the athletic body type.

As a general rule, your best bet is to go for a jean that has plenty of room in the thigh. Then tapers down a little toward the ankle.  

You might feel tempted to go for a wide-leg jean to fit everything in. But these add visual weight to your lower half and are very unflattering.

The good news is that athletic guys have their very own fit named after them. “Athletic” fit jeans are, as the name suggests, ideally suited for this body type.

You could also play around with slim and relaxed fits too. Try a low rise if you want to emphasize a large upper body.

Tips for short guys

If you’re short, you probably have a few pairs of jeans or trousers that bunch up around your ankles. This is not a good look as it only makes you look even shorter! 

If you wanna appear taller, buy a shorter leg jean with a high rise. High rise jeans sit higher up at the very top part of your waist so they are great for making your legs look longer.

Mid-rise will work fine too, but don’t go for a low rise jean if you’re short as they will make your legs look even shorter.

If the shortest leg you can find still bunches around your ankles, it may be time to visit a tailor and get them taken up.  

Tips for tall guys

If you’re tall, you should buy a jean with a longer leg length. Some brands go as high as 40 inches, so you should be able to find something that works for those long legs.

Tall and slim guys should opt for a long leg jean in a slim fit.

Bigger or heavier set tall guys should go for a regular, or athletic fit with a long leg.

Guide to men’s jeans – fit, rise, and leg openings.

jeans

Ok, so you’ve figured out your body type and you have a basic idea of which styles will or won’t work for you.

Now, let’s look at what you need to know about how men’s jeans fit.

This is very important for making sure the jeans fit you and your cowboy boots well.

You can break the fit of a pair of jeans down into 3 key areas:

  • The style
  • The rise
  • The leg opening

If you know your waist and leg measurements already – happy days! If not, you’ll need to measure your waistline and your inside leg before we get started.

Once you know what waist size and length you need, the next step is to decide on a style or a “fit”.

Style aka “fit”.

We’ve already touched on some of the basic jean styles available. These include slim fit,

relaxed fit, athletic fit, and loose fit.

The style (or fit) of your jeans basically means how close you want it to be to your legs. 

Skinny jeans will cling to your legs the most. Then, from clingy to roomy, you have a slim leg, straight leg / regular, relaxed, and loose.

Basically, you get more room in the seat, thigh, and knee as you move up the scale. 

Slim fit jeans like Wrangler’s premium performance slim (our number 2 pick), are quite fitted. They are snug around the butt, thighs, and knees but not tight. 

Regular fit jeans have a little more room in the seat, upper thigh, and around the knees than slim fit. This gives a more classic look.

Relaxed fit jeans should have plenty of wiggle room around the butt, thighs, and knees.

Loose fit jeans are the baggiest jeans. They will hang loose everywhere and are the most comfortable.

Once you’ve settled on a fit you like, then you need to choose the rise.

The rise

The rise is all about how far the jeans come up on your waist.

There are 3 main rise types:

  • Low rise

Low rise jeans sit below the natural waist and close to the hips. You’ll definitely need a belt with low rise jeans!

  • Mid-rise

Not too high, not too low, mid-rise jeans are the most popular rise. They sit just below the waist and work well for most body types.

  • High rise

High rise jeans are sometimes also called natural rise. High rise jeans sit high up on your waist. These jeans are great for making you look thinner and elongating your legs.

If you want your jeans to look great with cowboy boots, you’ll need to ask about the leg opening when you’re shopping. 

So let’s take a look at that now.

Leg opening

If you want your jeans to fit over the top of your cowboy boots, you’ll need to look for jeans with the right leg opening. 

You can get jeans that will work with cowboy boots in pretty much any fit as long as the leg opening is right.

There are 3 main leg openings you need to know about, they are:

  • Tapered
  • Straight
  • Bootcut

Tapered jeans are the most narrow leg opening of the three. 

Tapered jeans can definitely fit over cowboy boots, but they are going to be quite a close fit.

If you have skinny legs, a tapered jean is going to help add a little visual weight to them so that you look in proportion.

Straight leg openings are, well, straight. Meaning that they don’t taper or flare out at all. 

Straight leg openings are a safe bet for fitting nicely over your boots. You shouldn’t get any nasty bulges or bunching with a straight leg.

If you have big calves or if you like a little more fabric around your boots, then you might prefer a bootcut jean. 

The bootcut leg opening is the biggest you can get. As the name suggests, they make bootcut jeans with cowboy boots in mind. 

Something to keep in mind with bootcut jeans. They will  hang pretty low on the heel, so they do tend to fray a little at the back edge.

Which jean styles work best with cowboy boots?

cowboy boots with jeans

You can wear any jean style (except skinny) with cowboy boots.

The trick is to choose the fit that best suits your body type FIRST, then go for a pair with an appropriate leg opening.

I would suggest that you avoid wearing skinny jeans with cowboy boots. Why? Because you’d have to wear them tucked inside the boots and that’s not really a thing – unless you’re a woman.

Be careful with slim fit jeans. You can rock them with your cowboy boots, but you’ll need to make sure that they are either straight leg or bootcut.

You might find that some straight leg jeans won’t go over your boots. Whether they fit will depend on how big your boot shaft is. If that’s a concern for you, look for the manufacturer’s measurements from the brand’s website.

Relaxed and loose fit jeans are pretty much a sure thing. You should have no problems getting your cowboy boots on and off with these 2 styles.

What are cowboy cut jeans?

The story of “Rodeo Ben”

Cowboy cut jeans were invented and patented in 1947 by Wrangler.

So only Wrangler makes jeans in the Cowboy Cut.

Cowboy cut jeans were the idea of a Philadelphian tailor whose nickname was “Rodeo Ben”.

He got this name because of his work designing clothes for Western icons. Folks you may of heard of like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry (aka the singing cowboy).

“Rodeo Ben” (aka Bernard Lichtenstein) got feedback from his famous pals. 

He used that feedback and came up with a few tweaks to make bootcut jeans work better for cowboys. 

First, he added higher pockets at the hip. This meant that cowboys could carry things more comfortably while on horseback.

He also re-enforced parts of the jean, like the rivets. He made the belt loops wider too, to allow for the wider western style belts that cowboys wore.

Cowboy cut jeans got endorsed by some big names in the rodeo world. Most notably, Tulsa born Jim Shoulders and Freckles Brown from Wyoming.

The cowboy cut was a huge hit and quickly became the go-to jean for cowboys and ranchers across America. 

The unique features of cowboy cut jeans

As we mentioned in the last section, the cowboy cut jean has higher back pockets. This makes them more suitable for use while horse riding.

They also have slightly bigger belt loops with a wider space upfront to allow for large belt buckles.

The leg opening is like a boot cut, but a bit tighter and it doesn’t widen out as much at the very bottom. 

The lower leg on the Cowboy cut is slightly tapered in. Meaning  cowboy cut jeans should fit a little more snugly over boots than a boot cut. 

The jeans were also designed to have a little more room in the seat and the thigh to make riding more comfortable.

How do cowboy cut jeans fit?

You can get Wrangler’s Cowboy Cut jeans in 5 different fits. From tight to loose, they come in Slim, Original, Regular, Relaxed, and loose.

Slim is the narrowest fit. It is available with bootcut and straight leg openings in a few different washes.

Original is a little bit more roomy than slim but still a snug fit. It’s designed to give you a bit more space in the seat, thigh and knee than the slim. Original Cowboy cut jeans should fit over your cowboy boots easily.

Regular is Wrangler’s best selling fit. It’s a bit roomier than the original. It comes in all 3 rises (some Cowboy cut jeans only come in 1 or 2 rises) and you have the option to go straight leg or bootcut.   

Relaxed offers plenty of room at the seat, thigh, and knee. You can get these in a mid or low rise and in either straight or bootcut leg openings. There’s also a good choice of washes available in this fit.

Loose is the roomiest option you can get in a Cowboy cut. More of a work jean – these tend to come in a natural and mid-rise.

Note: Wrangler’s Cowboy Cut jeans are available in 4 rises, (low, mid, natural, and high). But some models only offer 1 or 2 options for the rise. 

What to wear with your cowboy boots – style tips.

Let’s start with a general rule. 

You can choose whether you want to follow it or not.

The rule is, if you are wearing something with a strong western association (like cowboy boots) you should keep the rest of your outfit non-western.

Now, this kinda depends on where you’re going and what you’re doing.

It might be appropriate to throw on a cowboy hat (and even a duster) if you’re heading out to a rodeo. Or to a western-themed event.

But this rule exists to stop you from looking like an extra from Deadwood while you do your shopping in the city.

What you should wear with cowboy boots

So what should you wear if you want a fashionable look that’s not too over the top?

Here are some ideas/options:

  1. Dark blue jeans and plain tee with a leather jacket.

Throw on a plain t-shirt in a neutral color (like white, black, gray, or beige). Pair this with a tan or black leather jacket. This will look clean, simple, and stylish with your cowboy boots.

  1. Dark blue jeans with a crisp collared dress shirt and a nice belt.

If you’re going for a shirt, it’s a good idea to stay away from plaid and any patterns that are going to make you look more cowboy. 

A crisp white or black shirt will go with any type of cowboy boots. It will look very dapper with a nice leather (non-western) belt.

  1. Any jeans, a tee, and an open shirt.

For a more casual look, try throwing on a tee with an open shirt over the top.

Try wearing a plain t-shirt with a colored or patterned shirt or a graphic tee with a plain shirt.

Just remember to keep your casual patterned shirts non-western.

  1. Dress trousers or a casual suit.

You can wear cowboy boots with dress trousers as long as they have enough room in the leg to fit the boots under. 

You can also wear a casual suit with your cowboy boots. But, I don’t suggest wearing them to work unless you are a Texan oil baron.

  1. A tee and a casual jacket.

You can’t go wrong with a pair of jeans, a tee, and a casual jacket.

The dressier the jacket, the more fashionable and less cowboy you’ll be.

What you shouldn’t wear with cowboy boots

I don’t want to tell you that you should never wear these things with your cowboy boots.

It’s totally up to you to rock whatever style you want and in some cases, you might be able to make it work.

Yet, wearing anything from the following list at the same time as your cowboy boots is going to give your outfit a much stronger cowboy vibe. 

Some of these items could also potentially take your outfit into costume territory. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

  • Cowboy hat
  • Plaid shirts
  • Belts with decorative buckles
  • Waistcoats or leather dusters
  • Anything snakeskin

Should I tuck my jeans into my cowboy boots?

Only if you’re about to mount a horse. Or you need them out of the way while doing a job around the ranch where they might get snagged.

When you should and shouldn’t wear cowboy boots.

Western-style boots are fun and fashionable. 

They’re great for most casual to semi-casual social events.

They are not formal – no matter how fancy they look – and are not suitable for work (unless you happen to work on a ranch!).  

Cowboy boots are a fun option to wear if you are going:

  • Salsa, square, or line dancing
  • To a bar with friends or a partner
  • To a casual or semi-casual restaurant
  • To a county or state fair
  • To a country music, or rock concert
  • Shopping in the city
  • To a Comedy club
  • Horse riding
  • To a western-themed event

They may not be the best idea if you are:

  • Working in an office
  • Going on a first date
  • Giving a presentation
  • Going to the theatre
  • Eating at a fancy restaurant
  • Going to a modern dance club

You’ll need to exercise your own judgment when deciding what to wear with your cowboy boots and when.

A lot of this is going to depend on what your boots look like. 

Are they attention grabbers with stars and stripes that might be best kept for the rodeo? 

Or are they subtle brown boots with oxblood red stitching that can make the transition to most casual events?

The 10 best jeans to wear with cowboy boots

Best value/best all-rounder

Wrangler Men’s George Strait Cowboy Cut Original Fit Jean 13MGSDS 

The George Strait cowboy cut jeans from Wrangler have a bit of a cult following. 

Not only do they fit perfectly over cowboy boots, but they’re also super comfy. They are loose enough in the seat and thighs to bend or squat. 

If you want functional, comfortable, hard-wearing jeans. The kind that will work (and play) as hard as you do, then you can’t go wrong with this classic and well-loved model.

These jeans deserve the number one spot in our line up because they are excellent value for money. 

They’re well made and the fit and quality of the material are both great. 

These are classic jeans made from heavyweight cotton denim. They wash well in the machine with little to no shrinkage. 

These jeans are also extremely durable, so if you treat them well, they should last you a very long time.

Because these are an original fit, they should work well for most body types.

They have 7 belt loops (most other brands only have 5). This means there’s less stress on your belt when you sit down and you won’t ever feel the belt rubbing on your back.

There’s also a choice of 5 different colors/washes available.

These particular jeans do tend to be a little snug in the waist department, so you might wanna go a size up.

Pros:

  • High-quality material
  • Excellent fit
  • Plenty of belt loops 7
  • Lots of color choices
  • A good amount of stretch
  • Easy to move around in
  • Fantastic value for money
  • Fits easily over cowboy boots
  • Suitable for most body types

Cons:

  • Snug at the waist – consider ordering a size up.
  • Legs run long – consider ordering a size shorter.
  • Pockets are a little too shallow to fit a phone or wallet

Most Stylish

Wrangler Men’s Premium Performance Cowboy Cut Slim Fit Jean

This next pair fit a little more snugly than our number 1 choice. But the cowboy cut means that these jeans will still slide right over those cowboy boots. 

Wrangler claims that the premium performance jeans are their longest-lasting denim. So these jeans should be in it with you for the long haul.

If you have a skinny or slender to average build. Or if your build is athletic but your legs aren’t super muscular, then these jeans should be perfect for you.

Bigger guys will also love these jeans because you can get a larger waist size without lots of extra material added to the thighs.

This is great news for guys with a large waist and slender legs.

If you like a stylish look, and you want a quality product with a comfortable fitting waist, these could be the ones!

They are available in 2 different colors, dark tint, and mid stone.

A word of caution. The dye in these can sometimes run during the first couple of washes. Be sure to wash them on their own a few times before adding them to the rest of your laundry.

Pros:

  • Look very stylish
  • Fit nicely over boots
  • Easy to move around in
  • Good fit
  • Comfortable to wear
  • True to size
  • Flattering on bigger guys

Cons:

  • Only 2 color choices
  • Front pockets are a bit too small
  • Some reports of dye running in the first few washes

Best everyday casual jeans

Cinch Men’s White Label Relaxed Fit Jean

This mid-rise jean from Cinch has a straight leg with an 18-inch leg opening. This will easily fit over even the widest of cowboy boots.

These jeans are great for everyday casual wear and work.

If you value comfort, and like a lot of choices when it comes to color and washes, you’ll love these relaxed fit jeans. 

They come in dark indigo, light bleach wash, and everything in between.

Here’s a full list of your color/wash options:

  • Medium stonewash – a classic, no-frills mid-blue shade
  • Dark wash – a plain dark blue wash with no variation (i.e fading pattern)
  • High contrast dark rinse – a dark blue wash with some lighter detailing near the pockets
  • Light bleach wash – a really light blue which is uniform with no contrast 
  • Dark stone – a deep blue-gray with some fading detail
  • Indigo – a mid to light blue with darker tones at the top
  • Medium stone – a mid grayish blue that is fairly consistent
  • Mid stone – a slightly lighter version of medium stone
  • Stonewash – a classic blue with a bit of variation in the wash
  • Light stonewash – a lighter version of stonewash

As you’d expect with a relaxed fit, you’ll have lots of room to move around. These jeans have plenty of wiggle room in the seat, hip and thigh without being too baggy. 

Bigger guys will find that they are super comfy in these. 

Tall guys will find that the sizing options should work well for them.

The denim is heavyweight and high quality, so these jeans are built to last.

Consider ordering a size down from your usual, as these jeans can run big at the waist.

Pros:

  • Great work/casual jeans
  • Long-lasting
  • Wash well
  • Very comfortable
  • Strong belt loops
  • Good value for money
  • Great size options for tall people
  • Fit over cowboy boots

Cons:

  • The waist may run a little big – consider ordering a size smaller.
  • Not the most stylish jeans

Best balance between comfort and style.

Ariat M2 Relaxed Boot Cut Jeans – Men’s Relaxed Fit Denim

These jeans from Ariat have the best names, with colors like “dusty road”, “granite” and “swagger” on offer. 

These relaxed bootcut jeans from Ariat offer a nice balance between being comfortable and stylish.

The relaxed fit means you’ll get plenty of room in the seat, thigh, and knee. These jeans are comfortable without being too loose.

These are great for bigger guys who wanna look stylish, or for guys who just don’t like tight jeans. 

For a foolproof color choice that’s universally flattering, go for a darker wash. Like “Dusty Road” or “Swagger” for example.

Please note that the quality of these jeans is great. But, the durability is not as good as some of the other pairs in this line-up. 

So this pair may not be the best choice for your work jeans. 

Pros:

  • Very comfortable and stylish
  • Great quality
  • True to size
  • Excellent fit
  • Fit over cowboy boots

Cons:

  • Belt loops could be stronger
  • Color may look slightly different than photos
  • Not the most durable for working in

Best work jeans

Wrangler Riggs Workwear Men’s Workhorse Jean

Do you want jeans that’ll work harder than a prizewinning ranch hand on rodeo day? If so, then the Wrangler Riggs is a great choice.

These heavy-duty workhorse jeans are designed for long days on the job. As you’d expect, they are tough and extremely durable. 

They are also comfortable and real easy to move around in, so they won’t get in the way no matter what type of job you’re doing. 

This pair of jeans is also made with tool storage in mind, which is a nice bonus.wear

To help you get the job done, they come with tough, reinforced pockets. You also get a hammer loop, an oversized watch pocket and a leather tape measure clip.

The pockets on these are deep, so no need to worry about losing your wallet or breaking your phone!

They also wash really well. You should get little to no shrinkage. You should also find that grease and oil comes off without too much trouble.

These jeans are not for style junkies. There isn’t much color choice, and the thick material might take a bit of breaking in. 

But, if you care more about getting the job done than how you look while you’re doing it, then the Wrangler Riggs is a fantastic buy.

Pros:

  • Deep pockets with tough lining
  • Rugged material that lasts 
  • Good fit
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Good value for money
  • Comes with a leather tape measure clip and hammer loop
  • Perfect for doing all types of manual labor
  • They wash well – don’t shrink and grease/oil comes off easily
  • True to size
  • Can wear with cowboy boots

Cons:

  • Only comes in 2 colors
  • Not the most stylish
  • The material can be a bit stiff at first
  • Not so breathable in hot weather

Best jeans for bigger guys.

Wrangler Men’s Cowboy Cut Relaxed Fit Jean

Do you like the idea of relaxed jeans with a more western style?

Then you might wanna go for the Wrangler men’s cowboy cut relaxed fit jeans.

This model is a firm favorite among jean fans. People love these because they are comfortable without sacrificing on style.

Short and stocky guys take note!

If your legs are on the short side, or if you’re carrying a little extra weight, these jeans are great. Because they are going to make your legs look longer. They should also cover up any lumps and bumps.

Some people find the regular cowboy cut jeans are a little too tight. If that’s the case with you, then you’ll prefer this more relaxed cut which gives you more room in the seat thigh and knee.

This jean is not only going to fit well over your cowboy boots, it’s gonna look great too!

These high-quality jeans are true to size and are well worth the money.

One thing to note is that they might need breaking in a bit. The material can be a tad stiff in the beginning.

Pros:

  • High-quality thick denim that holds up well
  • Worth the money
  • Nice fit – roomy but not too baggy
  • True to size
  • Can wear these with cowboy boots

Cons:

  • The material can be a little stiff at first
  • Pockets are on the shallow side

Best jeans for tall and slim guys.

ARIAT Men’s Ariat M5 Slim straight-leg pants

If you’re tall and/or thin, you’ll love these slim fitted straight leg jeans from Ariat.

You’ll have no problems fitting your favorite pair of cowboy boots under these.

The quality of these jeans is fantastic. Especially when compared to much higher priced designer jeans.

The M5’s have a low rise which makes them perfect for guys with long legs. 

There’s a really good choice of leg lengths available, even in smaller waist sizes. So if you wear a 30 x 38 for example, you won’t feel disappointed.

These Ariat jeans will also look great on slender guys. 

If your build is athletic you can totally rock these jeans too (as long as your legs aren’t big).

They come in 6 different shades.

So you should be able to find a wash you like (as long as you like blue jeans!) Here are the color options:

  • Gulch – a mid blue
  • Swagger – a darker blue
  • Gambler – a lighter blue with fading at the front
  • Dead run – a very dark indigo blue
  • Blue
  • Ashwood – A mid blue with fading on the thighs and knees

Pros:

  • Six colors to choose from
  • Great leg length options (even for smaller waist sizes)
  • Excellent fit
  • True to size
  • Good quality material
  • Deep pockets
  • Fit over cowboy boots

Cons:

  • Waist runs small – maybe go up a size
  • A little pricey but worth the investment

Best jeans for riding.

Wrangler Men’s Premium Performance Cowboy Cut Regular Fit Jeans

Need jeans that can take a beating?

Look no further.

These premium performance jeans from Wrangler are comfortable, breathable, and built to last.

This pair stacks easily over boots, has deep pockets and the waist is designed for extra comfort. 

All this makes these jeans perfect for long days in the saddle and working out on the ranch.

These classic cowboy jeans come in a regular fit. Whether you’re riding a horse, bull, or even a motorcycle – you’ll have enough room in the seat and thigh to be comfortable. 

This model also has 7 belt loops (only on waist sizes 34 to 42 – anything under that has 5). So your belt won’t dig into your back when you sit down.

The perfect width of belt for most wrangler jeans is 1.5 inches by the way.

The material is heavy duty and lasts ages, so these jeans are very good value for money.

They also wash well, though be aware that some minor shrinkage may occur. 

Some folks found these to be a little looser fit than they were expecting. It’s worth remembering that the regular fit is a little roomier than the original fit.

If you’re concerned about the jeans being too loose, you might wanna consider a pair of Wrangler’s that are available in an original fit. 

If that’s you, check out the next ones down instead.

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Stacks well over boots
  • Look stylish
  • Fit well
  • Wash well
  • 7 belt loops (on 34 waists and up)
  • Good quality material
  • Long-lasting
  • Good value

Cons:

  • Sizing can be inconsistent 
  • The fit may be a little looser than expected
  • They shrink a little in the wash

The best choice of colors

Wrangler Cowboy Cut Men’s 13MWZ Original Fit Jean Pants

With 21 different options to choose from, these jeans win the trophy for most color choice!

But before we get into the color options, let’s talk a little about the fit, because it can be a little confusing.

Wrangler’s original fit sits between the slim fit and the regular fit.

The original is a little bit roomier than a slim-fitting jean, but still snug.

It’s designed to be a little more close-fitting than the regular fit. So if you find the regular fit a bit too baggy, the original fit should be much better for you.

Original Cowboy cut jeans should fit over your cowboy boots easily.

Here are your color/wash options:

  • Rigid indigo – a classic dark blue that you can’t go wrong with.
  • Prewashed indigo – same color – softer feel.
  • Shadow black – a classic choice that will go with even the most colorful cowboy boots!
  • Stonewashed – a uniform mid blue 
  • Gray – nice charcoal that’s great if you fancy a change from the classic blue jean
  • Tan – this actually looks more like a light beige
  • Dark stone – a very flattering deeper indigo shade
  • Gold buckle bleach – a light bleached blue that’s perfect for summer
  • Antique wash – a mid to light blue for a more vintage feel
  • Black chocolate – this color will look great with a tan belt and boots
  • White
  • Overdyed black – watch out for fading on this one!
  • Dark Indigo – the darkest, moodiest blue of them all
  • Stonebleach – a mid-blue that’s super casual
  • Subtle worn – a sophisticated bluey gray
  • Prewashed tan – again this looks like beige, not tan brown
  • Rough stone – a classic blue with some fading detail for a more modern look
  • Smoke storm – a very nice classy soft shade of gray
  • Green – a very dark green that looks super smart
  • Bleach – another light blue for summer
  • Blue – a true blue that is not as versatile as the other blues

Have fun choosing your fav!

Pros:

  • Great value for money
  • Plenty of color choice
  • Deep watch pocket
  • Stacks well over boots
  • Great fit
  • Tough material
  • No shrinkage

Cons:

  • Sizing can be very inconsistent in the waist (consider ordering at least 1 or 2 sizes bigger)
  • The material can be very stiff at first – needs several washes to soften up

Best jeans for guys with a long torso

Wrangler Men’s 0936 Cowboy Cut Slim Fit Jean Pants

Time for our final pair.

Last but not least, we have chosen the Wrangler men’s 0936 Cowboy Cut.

If you find that most jeans tend to fit you too loosely around the seat and thighs. I’m talking to you if you always look like you stole your dad’s jeans – then the 0936 is a safe bet to avoid that issue.

Being a slim fit, these jeans are a great choice if you happen to be skinny or on the slender side.

The only downside to this is that the smaller waist sizes (33 and under) only come with 5  belt loops instead of 7.

This model fits at your natural waist. This is in line with your belly button, so this is not for you if you want them to hang off your hips!

If you have a long torso though, these are going to be great for your body type.

The choice of wash in this model is also pretty impressive. So whatever color you fancy, you should be able to find it in this model.

You don’t need to be slim to look good in these jeans though. These are also good if you’re a bigger build but you like a higher waist and a slender fit on the leg.

Pros:

  • Tough material
  • Long-lasting
  • Comfortable to wear all-day
  • 7 belt loops (only on 34 waists and up)
  • Well made
  • Snug fit for lean body types

Cons:

  • They shrink down (unless you buy prewashed) so consider going a size up if you’re on the edge
  • Small/hard to access pockets
  • A little stiff at first
  • If you wear them with a belt it covers the watch pocket

Let’s wrap this up

So there you have it. 

Without a doubt, the Wrangler Men’s George Strait Cowboy Cut Original Fit Jean 13MGSDS are the best jeans.

Wear them with your favorite cowboy boots and a smile.

These jeans offer a great bang for your buck. The quality is excellent, and they’ll have you looking dapper no matter what body type you’re rocking.

We’ve put a lot of hours into finding the best jeans on the market.

After pouring over thousands of customer reviews from all over the web. We’re confident that if you follow the advice in this article, you’ll end up with a pair of jeans that’ll fit you like a glove and last you for ages.

Thanks for reading and happy jean shopping 🙂

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