Our Favorite Men’s Jeans: The Perfect Jeans

I remember when Travis and I first started dating and we had a wedding to attend… and he had literally NOTHING in his closet other than ill-fitting jeans. No dress pants. No khakis. Nothing but jeans, cargo shorts and gym shorts. So, like many spouses I somehow found myself the main purchaser of clothing for everyone in the house.

Over the years, his daytime wardrobe has become Dickie’s pants, high visibility shirts and steel toed boots for his job. However, his non-work attire has slowly moved from icky looking baggy jeans and car t-shirts to much better fitting jeans and t-shirts that actually fit his torso. Thanks to my mom’s annual Christmas gifts, he also has a pretty great collection of comfortable sweaters, flannel shirts and fleece zip-up tops. All in his ACTUAL size of XL/tall.

I can’t tell you how many shirts we have donated over the years because he has a super long torso and when he raised his arms, he would get the ‘Pooh Bear Effect’ of his tummy making an appearance!

Which brings us to jeans. A few years ago, we did some jeans shopping and picked him up a pair of Banana Republic jeans and pair of Lucky Brand jeans. Actually, now that I remember properly that was a mandatory shopping trip because we were about to leave on a cruise and he couldn’t find ANY pairs of jeans in the house. Those jeans served him well and basically were worn for every non-work occasion. So, they were starting to get very worn out. Also, they may have shrunk a little over the years because the waist was not quite as comfortable. {wink}

When I recently did my own closet purge, I encouraged Travis to also go through his entire wardrobe and try things on. Which is when we realized he had ZERO pairs of jeans that both looked nice AND fit comfortably.

He HATES having to go shopping in stores, so I did a little googling to figure out the best and most comfortable men’s jeans out there… and found The Perfect Jeans.

Literally, that’s the name of the company: https://theperfectjean.nyc/

Their tagline is F#%K YOUR KHAKIS and their mission is to provide reasonably-priced stretch jeans that they could comfortably wear all day long. Including lounging on the couch, squatting at the gym, and doing yoga poses without “crushing your nuts.”

I mean, I don’t have any nuts… so I’m inclined to believe them that it’s an issue to be dealt with.

I showed Travis the website and his response was basically, “yeah, go ahead and order them, but they’re kind of expensive” to which I laughed and laughed because he has no idea how much my jeans cost. But anyways…

They have three styles of jeans: skinny, slim and athletic. They also have 10 different washes from white to black and all the blues in between. Most importantly, they have waist sizes from 26 – 50 and lengths from 26 – 36… so you can find a pair of these jeans to fit many different dude sizes.

I ordered the Athletic style in Knight, which is a dark blue as seen in the photos above (and yes, he’s pretending to pee and it makes me laugh). I ordered them in Travis’ normal size and length, as they said these jeans are true-to-size but if you are in between sizes you should size down because they have stretch. You can read the specifics of the Athletic style here. They cost $79.99 with free shipping and free returns. (Here’s a $20 off code if you want it).

They were shipped out within a day or so and arrived at our house within a week. I hounded Travis until he tried them on and got an unenthusiastic “they’re fine” and that was about it.

BUT, then he wore them for a month. Every single time that he wasn’t in work clothes, he was wearing his Perfect Jeans. I asked him again if he liked them and he said “yeah, they’re fine.”

Proof from my sister’s baby shower. And yes, my husband is a 6’4″ giant.

BUT THEN, his Perfect Jeans were in the laundry one day when we needed to leave the house and he put on a pair of his old jeans. And immediately took them off and threw them in a corner because they were so incredibly uncomfortable.

And without me even saying a word, Travis turned to me and asked me to please order a second pair of Perfect Jeans in the exact same style and color so that he would never have to wear uncomfortable jeans again.

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Have You Tried Jot Coffee?

Have you guys heard of Jot? I got sucked into an Instagram ad late one night, so I ended up trying it out. It’s a super concentrated coffee. You get a bottle of it and when you want to make coffee (hot or cold), you just add 1 tablespoon to water and then add in your normal ‘add ins’ to make it yummy.

The combo I purchased off the ad contained: 1 ultra coffee – dark, 1 ultra coffee- original, and 1 12 oz tumbler for a total of $36. Each bottle makes 14 cups of coffee, since you truly only need one tablespoon. It’s actually kind of magical how concentrated the coffee liquid is! You can find the Jot website here: https://jot.co/

And here is what I received:

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve tried Jot both hot and cold. For my cold Jot recipe, I start with a cup of cold water (probably about 8 ounces or so), add in 1 tablespoon of Jot and then add 1 tablespoon of creamer, a little sugar and some ice cubes. I really like this mix and it is good for a nice afternoon coffee break. However, I’m more of a cold coffee drinker in the summer… so with it being November it’s throwing me off a bit.

I’ve also tried Jot hot. I used about 8 ounces of hot water, 1 tablespoon of Jot, 1 tablespoon of creamer and a little sugar. This one is fine, but I like my normal hot coffee better (I’m a Dunkin Donuts Vanilla coffee kinda girl).

So, with that being said I do agree:

  1. Jot is super easy and convenient.
  2. Jot is tasty.
  3. I really like Jot as a cold coffee drink.

Also, I really like the cup they sent! I guess my feelings are that a Jot subscription doesn’t fit my life in the fall or winter, but would probably be a fantastic fit for the summer to help limit my cold coffee purchases.

Since it is a subscription and not a one time purchase, I did have to go in and cancel my subscription before they sent me another two bottles. They made it super easy though. Once you log in there is a cancel button option and you are good to go. I may give it another try next summer!

Have you tried Jot? Do you have a favorite recipe I should try out?

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In Heavy Rotation: Current Casual Favorites

For anyone who follows my #ootd photos on Instagram, you can see that I try to mix it up when it comes to my office style. I’ve been lucky enough to build a closet of work clothes that I enjoy (mostly secondhand) over the years, so it is fun to remix my favorite pieces time and time again.

However, my weekend outfits are not quite as exciting.

I tend to get into a rut where I’ll fall in love with a particular item or two and just wear them on repeat until I’m sick of them.

Instead of calling it a rut… I’m going to take a more positive approach. So, I’m starting this In Heavy Rotation series to share the items that I’m currently loving for my casual days!

You can see all three of the items here in this one outfit. As soon as the weather got a little chilly, I busted out this combo and I’ve been wearing it over and over again.

The sweatshirt/sweater hybrid Moto jacket

As I mentioned back in my Fall Style Inspiration post, I’ve been enjoying the look of moto jackets. I found this sweatshirt/sweater hybrid when doing a casual search of Anthropologie clothes on the Poshmark app and ended up buying it for just $15. It’s called the Loden Jacquard moto jacket if you want to search for it yourself and I find it true-to-size (I went with my typical large).  It’s the perfect weight to throw over a t-shirt when the weather is chilly and I’ve been wearing it basically every weekend.

DL 1961 Instasculpt Skinny Jeans

I got these jeans back in 2019 in a Trunk Club trunk and in one of my spring-to-summer or summer-to-fall closet switchovers they got packed away someplace odd. Well, with the introduction of my new walk-in closet (in progress), I’ve been going through every single box of clothing and I found some stuff I hadn’t seen in a while, including these jeans. Unlike another not-to-be-named pair of jeans that I found and tried on only to throw them across the room because they were too small… these jeans fit perfect. They are now my new/old favorite jeans and I’ve been wearing them quite often. They go for big bucks at Nordstrom, but I found a bunch of pairs on Poshmark for as low as $40. Just search DL 1961 as the brand and then use a sub-search term of Instasculpt if you want to find them in your size.

Frye Veronica Short Slouch Boots

I picked these Frye boots up over the summer from a thrift pop up store and packed them away for cooler weather. Last month, I pulled them out, added my favorite fuzzy insoles (they are only $13 and work in boots AND slippers!)  and OH MY GOSH they are heaven. They look great with jeans and casual dresses and they have certainly been in heavy rotation for the past month.

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