Jean-loving gym-fanatics, rejoice: A new company is designing jeans tailor-made just for you. Barbell Denim — a company started by four recreational athletes tired of donning uncomfortable jeans with little room for movement and a high risk of splitting at the crotch — promises a fashionable pair of jeans that will effortlessly accommodate the muscle-y quads, calves and butt you’ve spent hours in the gym working for. Because no one — and I mean no one — should have to wear a pair of jeggings.
As Barbell Denim co-founder Hunter Molzen told ABC News, “These are the anti-thigh gap jeans. Athletes work hard for their strong, meaty thighs and they should be proud of them. It’s how human beings were built to function.” And with the company’s Kickstarter page reaching its funding goal of $15,000 in a very short 47 minutes, it’s safe to say, jeans catering to an athletic body-type are in high demand.
And even if you don’t have huge quad muscles, these jeans might still be for you: The company stresses on their Kickstarter page that, more than anything, their jeans are designed for people with active lifestyles. So whether you’re slim, muscle-y or somewhere in the middle, the hope is that Barbell’s denim will be able to keep up with you as you take your dog for a long walk, sprint to the subway or spontaneously climb a tree. As someone who nearly burst into tears a few days ago at the sight of a crotch-rip in my favorite pair of Levi’s, I’m all for a denim company that promises the ability to move in your jeans, without fear of hearing that awful, awful ripping sound.
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