Athletic Fit Jeans FAQs
What is athletic fit in jeans?
Athletic fit jeans typically feature a fitted waste that is tapered around the calves. What sets them apart from skinny jeans is that they have room in the thighs and typically a stretch material so you can retain active while in them.
What is the difference between regular and athletic fit jeans?
Typically regular jeans are very roomy, can be stiff, and don’t have the same tapered fit. Athletic jeans provide the same room through the thighs but a more tapered fit with a stretchier material.
Are athletic fit jeans looser than slim fit jeans?
It mostly depends on the brand. With some brands slim fit and athletic fit are interchangeable terms but for clothes athletic fit jeans are much looser. Be sure to look at the size requirements before purchasing an be familiar with the brands offerings to see if they offer slim and athletic fit.
Is athletic fit the same as relaxed fit jeans?
No, absolutely not. Athletic fit jeans are very different from relaxed fit jeans. Athletic fit jeans are made for athletic body types with big muscular thighs and glutes. Relaxed fit jeans are typically looser and wider and aren’t tapered the way athletic fit jeans are. Another key distinction is that most good athletic jeans will utilize performance fabric blends so that they offer a stretch fit for added comfort.