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Can You Wear Normal Jeans With Cowboy Boots?

Can You Wear Normal Jeans With Cowboy Boots?

Most people know that jeans with flared bottoms like bootcut jeans or cowboy cut jeans are great choices for cowboy boots.

The reason is simple, they have enough room in the bottom legs for you to insert the boot shaft. And this is also a very popular style of most die-hard fans in the cowboy boots world.

So besides bootcut jeans, are there any other jeans suitable to wear with cowboy boots?

Today’s post is the answer for you! You just need to grasp some basic principles, it’s very simple!

Let’s check it out!

Is it ok to wear normal jeans with cowboy boots?

Usually, the most basic and preferred style of men when wearing cowboy boots is tucking the boot shaft into jeans. For this reason, the bottom legs of the jeans must be wide enough.

In fact, you don’t necessarily consider bootcut jeans the only option for this style, any type of jeans is fine, as long as the bottom legs have enough room to fit the boot shaft in and bring you a “smooth” look. The “smoothness” here means the V shape of the boot collar should not be imprinted on the surface of the jeans.

Just knowing that basic, regular jeans or straight-leg jeans are both very good choices for men’s cowboy boots. They still give you the clean look you’ve always desired.

The Stockton oily nubuck boots from Tecovas

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Today, Wrangler, a major brand in jeans and other accessories, has released cowboy-cut jeans that are a great match to wear with cowboy boots. They have bottom legs that are not as wide as bootcut jeans but are still enough to tuck the boot shaft in and give you a more youthful style.

Also, some famous cowboy boot brands like Tecovas offer casual jeans that are great to wear with cowboy boots.

Standard Jeans from Tecovas are not bootcut jeans, but they fit both your body shape and the boot shaft well.

Men's Premium Standard Jeans from Tecovas side view

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Some of my friends even wear slim jeans with cowboy boots. The way they make the boot shaft not print on the jeans is to use laces to tighten the boot shaft. Interesting, isn’t it? You can also do this with tapered jeans!

But for the same reason mentioned above, jeans like skinny or short jeans are not a good choice.

Skinny jeans are often too narrow to fit over boots, whereas wearing cowboy boots over jeans can be impractical. Conversely, short jeans reveal the boot shaft, which is another style men usually don’t prefer. These two types of jeans are generally the least favored by men when wearing boots.

The world of men’s cowboy boots doesn’t like revealing boot shafts if your job doesn’t really force you to do so. They cause a contrast in style and do not offer a clean look or classic beauty as one would expect.

Meanwhile, it’s a different story for women, they can wear… everything with cowboy boots. So in addition to bootcut jeans, other types such as regular jeans, straight-leg jeans, skinny jeans, low-rise rise or high-rise jeans are all great choices! As long as you coordinate your cowboy boots, jeans, and outfits in the right way.

A woman wears sweater with flared jeans and wool coat

For women, you don’t really need to care about what kind of jeans can go with cowboy boots, but pay attention to the harmony and match between outfits and boots. There are no strict rules for women like that for men in the cowboy boots world.


In general, do not be too rigid in style, you can completely use ordinary jeans like straight-leg jeans to wear with cowboy boots.

Nowadays, you will see men even wearing dress pants or suits with cowboy boots and that combination is absolutely amazing.

Just for men, you need to stay away from exposing the boot shaft like tucking pants into boots or wearing shorts. Don’t make yourself silly. Also, make sure your jeans have enough room at the bottom for the boot shaft to fit in.

For women, wear whatever you want with cowboy boots! As long as they are harmonious, eye-catching, and fit your purpose, that’s it!