4 Questions to Find the Right Men’s Wrangler Jeans For You at Wei’s Western Wear - Wei's Western Wear

4 Questions to Find the Right Men’s Wrangler Jeans For You at Wei’s Western Wear

Why Choose Wrangler Jeans?

Wrangler understands that jeans need to be personally tailored to match specific body types and personal styles. As one of the largest clothing brands in the world, Wrangler has spent plenty of time perfecting their fits for men of all shapes and sizes.

At Wei’s, we only stock the best brands. The clothing we choose to stock is functional, fashionable and designed with the customer in mind. Wrangler’s attention to detail is part of the reason why Wei’s has kept their jeans in stock for over 50 years. 

But with over 100 different Wrangler styles to choose from in men’s jeans alone, we understand that you’d likely appreciate some help. So here’s everything you could possibly want to know about Wrangler jeans for men, from style to fit and everything in between.

The Differences Among Wrangler’s Men’s Jeans

Wrangler is a household denim name, and not for nothing. Their attention to detail helps create jeans that fit like a glove and last you for years to come. To categorize the many different styles they carry, Wrangler takes into account the following factors:

  • The jeans fit through the hips, butt, and thighs
  • The jeans type and weight of denim
  • The jeans width of the leg and the leg opening
  • The wash (or colour) of the jeans
  • Whether there are any treatments given to the denim fabric, such as:
    • Sanding
    • Whiskering
  • The jeans back-pocket embroidery

With this comprehensive list, it should come as no surprise that there is such a wide selection of Wrangler jeans available. But this is good news: you’ll have no trouble finding the right pair of jeans that fits like a second skin and lasts you years to come.

Over the years, we at Wei’s Western Wear have helped thousands of customers find the right Wranglers for them. We’ve come to understand the top 20 Wrangler styles that our customers prefer, so if you’re looking for the perfect pair of jeans: you’ve come to the right place!

Need a Denim Dictionary?

Before we give you the details about each series of Wrangler jeans, there’s some terms that you should familiarize yourself with to better understand the jeans you’re dealing with. We will be using a mixture of the following terms to describe the jeans mentioned in this article:

  • Five Pocket Styling: This means exactly what it says. There are two back pockets, two front ones, and a fifth one that acts as a little watch pocket inside the right front pocket (although not all watch pockets are functional.)
  • Spade Pockets: Like a spade, these back-pocket seams point downward as an extra stylish detail.
  • Felled Inseam: The inseam of jeans is the seam inside the leg. Often, they overlap and stick out a little bit. But a felled inseam is stitched down flat so there is no flap.
  • Seat and Thigh: The seat is the butt region of your pants and the thigh is the upper leg portion. These can be fuller or slimmer, depending on the fit.

The next set of terms describes the fit of a pair of Wrangler jeans:

  • Original: These have a full seat and thigh.
  • Slim: These have a slim-fitting seat and thigh – but they are not skinny jeans.
  • Straight: These fit straight through the hip and thigh.
  • Relaxed: These fit looser than the original’s full seat and thigh–they are not baggy, but they are designed for those who carry more weight in the thighs and buttocks.

Don’t worry, this little glossary isn’t going anywhere. You can reference this at any time during your reading of this article, or even while you’re shopping online or in store at Wei’s.

Wrangler Cowboy Cut

First up are the cowboy-cut series of jeans. As the name suggests, these jeans are designed with the working cowboy in mind. They are usually made of 100% cotton denim and have wide enough legs to fit over your favourite pair of cowboy boots. The cowboy cut is available in a variety of different fits and styles.

The number at the end of each title is a prefix, and you’ll find it beginning the list of numbers that make up a style. For example the first jean could be 13MWZPW.

Here’s what you should know about them:

  • Wrangler Original Fit Men’s Jeans (13)
    • Five-pocket styling
    • Full seat and thigh
    • 100% cotton material
    • 16 ¾-inch leg opening to fit over boots
    • Several colours available including

Before we move on to the next subheading of jeans, we’ll make a quick note on what the numbers 937 and 938 mean. These numbers refer to the denim weight of Wrangler jeans, with 937 being 13 oz and 938 being 14 oz.

Competition Series

Think of this series as the jeans designed for modern cowboys. They are quite similar to the original cowboy cut, but have lighter fabric with built in stretch for more movement.

  • Wrangler Relaxed Fit Men’s Jeans (01)
    • Relaxed seat and thigh
    • 5 oz stretch denim comprised of cotton blend (which uses polyester and spandex)
    • Active Flex waistband designed to keep your shirt tucked in

George Strait (GS)

Preferred by the iconic country singer himself, George Strait jeans are a perennial favourite at Wei’s. This style is unique because it fits at the natural waist (which is higher than most jeans) and is made of a heavier denim.

Wrangler Contemporary Casual 20X

These updated jeans are a diversion from the more classic Wrangler look. Don’t get us wrong, there’s lots to love about a classic Wrangler jean, but these pairs have contemporary twists to spice things up. These low-waisted jeans have unique pocket stitching and a steer head metal button.



The vintage look is in. The only problems with Grandpa’s hand-me-downs are that he really wore his jeans out, and their cut is all wrong. Thankfully, Wrangler’s retro jeans blend a traditional look with a contemporary fit that is as good as new (because it is new)!

Advanced Comfort

This style combines the timeless Wrangler look with modern stretch denim to move with you while you’re on the job or enjoying your time off. The stretch 14 oz denim consists of 70% cotton, 29% polyester, and 1% spandex. This stretch technology has also been applied to Wrangler Advanced Comfort work shirts.

Green Jeans

Don’t worry, these jeans aren’t actually green in colour. At least, not until you get grass stains on them. Wrangler’s green jeans contain all the style of traditional Wranglers, plus they use recycled materials to reduce waste.

Next Steps: Find Your Perfect Pair of Wrangler Jeans

Whew! Well first, let’s take a deep breath and grab a bandana to sop up the sweat because that was a lot of information.

With so many options it can get stressful trying to choose the right pair of jeans. Now that you have a better understanding of the most popular Wrangler jeans styles, you can ask yourself four easy questions to narrow down your “jean pool” (see what we did there?).

The 4 Big Questions:

  • Do you want your jeans to fit at your natural waist? Or below?
  • Do you prefer the traditional Wrangler stitching and styling?
  • Do you want contemporary washes and treatments?
  • Do you wear boots with your jeans?

Once you know the kind of cut that works for you, just pick the style and colour that you like best and make sure it fits like a glove.

And remember, Wei’s has more than 100 styles of men’s Wrangler jeans in stock. You are sure to find the jeans that are right for you. Happy shopping!

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