why do my jeans gap in the back

why do my jeans gap in the back?

by Dylan Baker
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The fit of your clothes is a lot mot important than you might think and it is something that can make or break your outfit.

If you wear jeans often, you might have noticed that there is a big gap at the back of the waist. This is usually caused by the improper fitting of the jeans. So, what exactly causes it? Let’s find out.

What does it mean when jeans gap in the back?

The simple reason why your jeans gap at the back is that your hips are big as compared to your waist size.

Your hips are disproportionately bigger than your waist size which means in order for jeans to fit you properly you have to go for a size that can you around the hip region properly which would mean that you are going for jeans with a waist sizer larger than your actual size.

It is a common problem, especially for women and that is why there are women’s jeans available in different types which are suited for different body types but if you are a man you will face a hard time finding jeans that are suited for men with a big bottom.

If you are a man with big hips then you will have to go for jeans that are actually larger than your actual size in order for them to fit you which in turn would result in gaping at the back.

There are very few jeans made specifically made for these men with hourglass body types but you can find jeans that are slightly loose around the hip area and that might fit you well.

what causes the jeans gap?

The jeans gap is caused because of poor fit when you wear jeans that are not suited for your body type then it will gap in the back.

If you have an hourglass body type, which means your hips are disproportionately bigger than your waist then you will face this problem unless you wear jeans that are made specifically for such body type

How do you fix the gap in the back of jeans?

The easiest and best way to fix the gap in the back of jeans is to shop for jeans that are well suited for your body type.

It could be difficult for men to find jeans that are made for the hourglass body type but you can find jeans that fit a little loose around the bottom like the levis 508 and it would solve the gaping problem for most men.

But if your bottom is a lot bigger as compared to your waist then it would be difficult for you to get a pair of jeans that would not cause gaping at the back.

If you are not able to find a pair of jeans that fit you right out of the shelf then you’ve only got one option to fix this problem and that is to get your jeans altered.

Just find jeans that fit well around your hip area and you can take it to a tailor who will reduce the waist size for you and that will fix the gaping problem for you.

It is a simple alteration and any tailor would do it for you without charging a lot, so whenever you buy new jeans that gap at the back just take it to a tailor and get the waist reduced, and the problem is solved. 

If you want to try fixing it on your own then you can check out this video:

the bottom line:

The jeans gap in the back when they are not of the proper fit for your body type. If your hips are disproportionately bigger than your waist or as it is commonly called you have an hourglass body type then you will face this issue. To fix this gap you’ll either have to go with jeans that are well suited for your body type or you will have to get your jeans tailored.

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Dylan Baker

Dylan is a Men's fashion and image consultant, He is also the man behind Dapperclan. He is extremely passionate about fashion and wants to help men style and look better.