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by Binny Zheng February 19, 2021 3 min read

Stacked jeans have become increasingly popular in the past few years. It’s a new style that you’ve probably seen on your favorite artists or friends and before you jump on the trend, here’s a guide to understanding what stacked jeans are and how you can add them to your wardrobe!

What Is Stacking?

'Stacking' involves creating an even distribution of fabric below the knees. Stacking is a look that’s been made fashion-forward by today’s music industry. Stacked jeans are cut extra long and tapered from the knee down to the ankle so that the excess fabric will be allowed to stack on top of itself and create the coveted stacked effect.

Stacked jeans can be best suited with a minimalist pair of kicks like Common Ventures, but it's also really well-suited to sneakers like Yeezys or Flyknits with a built-in sock-like look.

Why Should You Stack Your Jeans?

Jeans are usually stacked when your jeans have excess fabric at the end. You can stack them because you don’t want to have your jeans hemmed or cuffed to better fit. It can also be a fashion style or fashion statement to wear your jeans stacked. 

How to Fold and Stack Jeans

Stacking does not have a tuck or cuff; the cloth lies on the top of the shoes and bunches into a tiny pile of folds. Less strategy and all about choosing the right pair of jeans and shoes is the secret to piling. 

Your denim requires a slim fit with extra length to establish the folds, while your shoes or boots need a rugged build with a lip to sustain the stack. Your jeans would naturally be stacked for a simple, casual look with the right combination of denim length and shoe height.

What Kind of Jeans Stack

Skinny to very lean jeans are stackable. A stack only fits for uber-slim jeans, so it's better to leave this to those who appreciate a pencil-thin leg if that's not your speed. Pre-washed jeans would potentially rub indigo dye all over your shoes with raw denim. Looser-fitting jeans look much worse stacked, and even a lot of extra length would not stack much without a relatively thin hem. 

Furthermore, whether you stick to barely washing your jeans, you certainly won't get the desired fading around the stacks anyway, as the stacks rarely settle as they were before a wash.

What to Wear With Stacked Pants

Modern chic styles, much like hoodies and black leather jackets, work well with the stacked jean look. Stacks are a degree of casual to deep cuffs close, but the country look is as urban as deep cuffs. Running shoes, Timberlands, hiking boots, cowboy boots, and rock star boots all go well with stacked jeans as well.

Who Can Wear Stacked Denim Jeans?

When stacking jeans, you can have one denim for all. The stacks allow people who are 4’11’’ in height to as tall as 7’0’’ to wear the same jeans without having them altered. Stacked jeans allow for ease of fit without doing anything to your jeans and help you look chic if you follow the ways discussed above to pull off stacked jeans. Stacks make wearing jeans like ours easy, accessible, and fashionable for all. It doesn’t matter how tall or wide you are. Stacking jeans gives a nice cool modern vibe to your legwear. Anyone and everyone can wear stacked jeans!

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How to wear stacked jeans and pants

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