On this installment of Buy or Bust we’re talking denim and a company that does it right - Cinch Jeans. The fine folks Cinch Jeans make apparel for outdoor loving men and women, duds that are tough and look great too.
Jeans - With more than 10 different styles of jeans for denim wearers, there is really a jean for everyone. White, Black, Blue, Silver, Green and Bronze Label styles as well as the Ian, Grant, Sawyer, Carter and Dooley - Cinch has a lot to offer. Their jeans are well constructed and hold up to rigorous wear, plus their different styles released monthly offer timely denim weights depending upon the season. Don’t be that guy that goes to the department store and buys a pair of jeans pre-stained with faux mud and grease. The mud, dirt, sweat, blood and other stains on your denim should be authentic and the jeans you buy should be able to stand up to those abuses.
- The Men’s White Label Performance Denim Jean is a 11.75 oz performance denim with a stonewash finish. The Performance Denim in this jean offers a little more give than straight denim making all day sits more comfortable, it also gives you more flexibility in situations where you could use a little extra room without worrying about busting out the seat of your jeans. The White Label happens to be a best seller so I’m not the only one who likes this style.
- The Sawyer is a men’s loose fit jean made with 11.5 oz performance denim. These bad boys are built for comfort. If you’re a slim thick, if you’ve got some junk in the trunk, if you want to be able to put base layers under your jeans, if you’re all about comfort, then the Sawyers are the hot ticket. All of the denim from CINCH is tough, you don’t go through the knees easily and I’ve been wearing them for years and I’ve never split out the butt which says to me the seams are solid.
Outerwear: Spring is notorious for unpredictable weather – rain, snow, wind and temperatures that fluctuate to the extremes. Now is the time to have good layering pieces and outerwear that help you prepare for those conditions.
- The Men’s Black Logo Hoodie, among all of Cinch’s other available hoodies is awesome. It has a fleece interior that makes it comfortable and warm. I think the most important part is fit though. I really despise shirts, jackets and hoodies that hit right at the waist and ride up or lift every time you raise your arms. It makes me feel like I’m wearing my son’s shirt. I like a hoodie that hits below the waist and stays put. I like a hoodie that has sleeves that aren’t too tight, but cuffs snug enough to stay in place without cutting off the circulation to my fingers. A cuff that also holds a sleeve in place well enough not to ride up to your armpit when you put a coat or jacket on over it. Plus, I want a hoodie that has enough room built in to the neck that you don’t feel like you’re being strangled. I can’t tell you how many hoodies I have cut a “V” in the neck of over the years to remedy this problem. Clearly, somebody at CINCH is every bit as picky about fit as I am because they have nailed it. Their hoodies not only look good and wear well over time, wash after wash, but they also fit great.
- The Men’s Hydrographic Print Pullover Windbreaker is a super lightweight jacket with hood that cuts the wind and makes moisture run off without penetrating and getting you wet underneath. It’s big enough to put on over other layers, like a hoodie or light jacket and has a large front pocket to keep your cell phone and other gear dry. Plus, when it gets wet a hydrographic print becomes visible. Because it is lightweight, it also packs down really small and is easy to take along anywhere without taking up much space. Stick it in a backpack, the pocket in the back of your seat or in the back pocket of your jeans. Wear it while your working outdoors or put it on when the sky opens while you’re at a sporting event - it’s a chameleon working well at resisting wind and moisture anywhere.
T-shirts: T-shirts are as American as apple pie, everybody has at least one t-shirt in their closet and if you’re anything like me you have enough to outfit a whole football team. T-shirts aren’t just for casual Fridays, they are my everyday attire and I can do that because Cinch t-shirts look good.
- The Men’s Classic Crew Neck Logo Tee - Brick Red is just one of several available this month from Cinch. Each and every month they have a new selection of t-shirts, as well as button ups, to choose to keep your closet fresh and you looking snazzy. Much like hoodies, I take issue with the way a lot of t-shirts fit. I want a t-shirt that fits loosely, a collar that doesn’t stretch out and hang after a few hours of wear, sleeves that aren’t tight on my arms and a length that hits below the waist and doesn’t ride up. Check, check, and check - Cinch t-shirts hit all the right marks in fit as well. They look good, I have no issue with blowing out the armpits and they stay in place. Win!
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