As someone who spends a lot of time around the barnyard, I have an appreciation for high-quality, classic Western apparel. I need denim that can stand up to my working chicken lifestyle, and Ariat Jeans meet my standards. First, Ariat products were created with the high-performance athlete in mind, which is right up my alley as a pro Chihuahua wrangler. Second, their jeans are made well, and I dig their practical, “no nonsense” style.
Ariat’s new Heritage jeans embody everything I love about Ariat: they’re comfortable, they fit well, they and embody the Ariat tradition of supplying Western riders with high-quality denim. And most importantly, these jeans always fit over your cowboy boots.
The Heritage jeans come in two fits: classic and relaxed. The classic fit is slim through the seat and thigh with a straight leg and normal rise. The relaxed fit has a lower rise and a little more room through the legs.
Both styles deliver the quality you’d expect from Ariat: They’re 100% cotton, and they feature no-rub inseams, anchored belt loops, and an I-pocket. Another thing I love about these jeans? They’ve got extra-deep pockets. The folks at Ariat know that real cowboys can’t stash their keys in a man bag.
Ariat has other great jeans too, like the M2 and M4 styles sold at Urban Western Wear. Both styles are relaxed through the waist, hip, and thigh. Both have a lower-than-traditional rise, but the M4 is a little lower than the M2. Both jeans fit nicely over your boots…because if they didn’t, why would I write about them?
The M2 and M4 both have the same great quality as the Heritage jeans–no-chafe inseams, reinforced belt loops, and deep pockets–but they’re a touch more “stylish.” I know you’re thinking that means they’re more of a “Chihuahua jean,” but Ariat does Western fashion right by adding just a touch of whiskering, grinding, and hand tacking for a broken-in style that would be at home on the ranch or in the dance hall.
If you’re a salt-of-the-earth cowboy who needs a trusty, well-made pair of jeans, then grab a pair of Ariats. They’ll get you through the work day looking stylish, but never flashy.