The ladies have known this for a long time. Guys were a little slow on the pickup, but here’s the truth: stretch is a superior feel for a jean. It increases mobility, blows out less frequently and is more comfortable straight off the rack. It’s also fantastic for those of us who have fluctuating waistlines. And, with advances in fabric creation, stretch is difficult to differentiate in look from traditional denim. So while it’s not your 13-ounce premium Kurabo selvedge denim with whiskers and wear lines from years of patina, it is a worthwhile addition to your wardrobe. For all those times you need a little play from your fabric (commuting, relaxing), go stretch.