YOUR GUIDE TO MEN’S JEANS FLEX LEVELS

AE Men's Jeans

Shopping online might feel like a risky move when it comes to finding the right pair of men’s jeans. So to help streamline your search, we’re keeping it simple with the this guide that explains the stretch levels we offer in men’s jeans – from least to most flex.

 

Rigid

The classic. Durable cotton denim with no stretch or flex at all.

 

Flex

Stretches just enough to move with no problem & never loses its shape.

 

Ne(x)t Level AirFlex

Our newest, most innovative stretch. The look of rigid denim with unparalleled comfort and flexibility.

And here’s a visual of our denim stretch levels:

AE Jean Flex Levels

Holiday Party Planning Tips

Every great holiday party has a few key elements: fun activities, festive decorations, and an outfit that makes you feel your best. And with holiday party starters from AE, you can plan ahead for every get-together this season.

Whether it’s a Christmas or Hanukkah dinner with fam, a gift exchange with friends, or a blowout with your work besties, these games, décor, and accessories will help you throw the most amazing holiday party ever.

 

Tip #1: Plan Activities

What better way to get your guests on the fast track to becoming BFFs than party games? Set out some games and toys and watch as your party becomes the one everyone can’t stop talking about. And if you’re looking to mix up those low-key family nights during holiday break, keep a board game or puzzle handy, plus kitschy cookie cutters for all that baking!

AQUARIUS CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS PLAYING CARDS NMR HAPPY FESTIVUS BOARD GAME ICUP A CHRISTMAS STORY LAMP COOKIE CUTTER

Tip #2: Decorate Your Space

Liven up your space with decorations that set a merry and bright mood! Add a little holly job with an elf photo kit, twinkling string lights, and holiday-themed kitchenware that makes everything look and taste better.

TALKING TABLES ELFIE SELFIE PHOTO KIT BIGMOUTH ELFED UP PINT GLASS TALKING TABLES CHRISTMAS DINNER BIBS 

Tip #3: Plan Your Party Look

Nothing livens up your party look like holiday-themed accessories. Whether you’re hitting up an ugly sweater contest or a chill get-together with friends, create a naughty AND nice look with finishing touches like Santa hats, tinsel earrings, and light-up candy cane glasses.

SANTA BASEBALL CAP CAPELLI LIGHT UP GLASSES AEO TINSEL WREATH HOOP EARRING


 

Show us how you decorate & celebrate the holidays by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media, or blog!

 

PARTNERING WITH HERPROJECT TO EMPOWER WOMEN FACTORY WORKERS

Did you know that women make up more than 80% of the workers who run and operate the 300+ factories around the world that create the AE and Aerie styles you love?

You’ve told us the health and well-being of ALL women matters, which is why we want to take this opportunity to highlight our work with HERproject.

HERproject on the AE Blog

HERproject is a collaborative initiative that supports and empowers low-income women working in global supply chains. It brings positive changes to the daily lives of these women by providing workplace-based trainings on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality.

Since it was created in 2007, HERproject has worked in more than 900 workplaces across 14 countries, and has increased the well-being, confidence, and economic potential of more than 1,000,000 women.

HERproject on the AE Blog

AEO launched our partnership with HERproject in 2013 and so far, has brought the program to 17 factories in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India, reaching more than 15,000 women workers!

HERproject on the AE Blog

And this is just the beginning! We’re continuing to roll out the program to more factories to empower more and more women. With HERproject, we’re not just investing in women around the world, we’re investing in their families and communities.

 


 

What are you doing to support and empower women in your community and around the world? Tag #AExME @americaneagle to share how you’re using your voice to inspire change.

AExME COUNCIL FEMINIST TEES

It’s your time to shine! Which is why, in celebration of today’s International Day of the Girl, we’re excited to share our latest collaboration with the AExME Council – feminist tees in support of getting out the vote. These tees feature hand-drawn graphics inspired by the Council, with ALL sales benefiting HeadCount.

Read on to learn more about how these AExME Council members collaborated with the AE design team, what girl power means to them, and why voting is the ultimate way to build a better future.

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Saaneah Jamison

R&B Artist & Body Positive Activist, @saaneah

Q: What was your inspiration?

 “Bloom where you are” is a saying my mom would tell us as kids that encouraged us to know that no matter what place you are in and no matter where you are in life, you can blossom, you can shine. And you deserve to!

Q: How did you collaborate with the AE design team?

I designed the shirts along with the designers at AE in the AE headquarters in New York. They had us send a list of empowering phrases that resonated with our spirits and we sent words of encouragement we thought would be helpful to customers. Out of the phrases I sent, “Bloom where you are,” and “Love yourself” were chosen. It was fun and the design team really listened to all of our ideas. They used the colors I love and even added the flower I felt was needed on the “Bloom where you” are tee.

Q: Why does voter registration matter?

It matters because voting is our power to determine who runs the nation. Youth voices deserve to be heard because our voices are not represented in office with leadership roles. Voting is a way to put the right people in office who care about our future.

Q: What words do you wish you heard as a little girl?

Your voice deserves to be heard in all spaces and places in time. You can go after whatever career path you desire and are passionate about, no matter the color of your skin, your size, or background. Being you is enough. Your hair and your culture are beautiful and deserve to be honored and respected everywhere. Girls can do anything, and have any job with equal pay. You have a voice. Speak your truth loud and proud!

Gabby Frost

Buddy Project Founder, @gabbyfrost

 When we were designing this, I felt that it was important we had a shirt in the collection that said “feminist” on it. I think it’s important to talk about intersectionality and inclusion and to fight for that. A lot of times people feel afraid to call themselves a feminist because of the negative connotations that people associate with it. And it’s important to just say you’re a fearless feminist and that you stand for equality and intersectionality.

 

Delaney Tarr

March for Our Lives Co-Founder, @delaneytarr

This tee says, “Love yourself,” which is a really important message to share and internalize. Because really, who are we if we don’t love ourselves as we are? No changes necessary. I think we’re good enough. Don’t you?

Imani Jai Chisom

Faith-Based Activist, @imanijai

My inspiration draws from the same place as my blog. I want young women to be reminded that who they are is enough. My blog’s name is “Honestly, Imani Jai” and that name came from me trying to find my authentic self on my college campus. I wanted to create a shirt that embodies that same spirit of “self-discovery” that I think all young women go through. 

I want girls to be able to have a shirt that reminds them it’s okay to be honestly who they are. Women, especially young girls, are constantly being told you have to be this way or that way or this kind of girl for you to be recognized and seen as worthy by their peers, men, and even adults. So when I received the opportunity to design and collaborate with the other young women on the AExME Council, I thought it would be so amazing to create a BOLD shirt that allows young women to affirm themselves loudly and proudly.

This shirt is a good reminder that being your true self, your most authentic self, is honestly your best self.

 


 

These AExME Council members are changing the world, and so are YOU. Tag #AExME @americaneagle to share how you’re using your voice to inspire change.

 

HOW AMERICAN EAGLE IS SAVING WATER

We believe great style is created with sustainability at its core. Which is why we’re taking your feedback seriously, and taking steps to build a better future through better manufacturing processes.

We’ve previously shared our commitment to sustainability, how our shopping bags using 75% recycled materials are already making a difference, and how we’re working to eliminate sourcing from ancient and endangered forests.

Today, we want to share what we’re doing to save water, and how YOU can help.

 

What We’re Doing

Water is a finite resource. Around the world, billions of people are living without safe water, so every drop of H2O truly matters.

 

This is why we’re working with our fabric mills and denim laundries to come up with innovative ways to make the jeans you know and love, while also cutting back on water usage.

 

 

 

Many of our partners have started using improved technology that decreases water needed for processing by as much as 90%. Decreasing water for production also significantly decreases any chemicals needed for processing.

 

 

It’s not just about reducing, though. It’s also about reusing and recycling. Which is why the mills and laundries we work with have started recycling their used water – so it can be fully reused for manufacturing!

 

What You Can Do

Did you know that customer use accounts for the most water usage after cotton manufacturing? That means you have the power to reduce the water impact of your jeans. Here’s how:

 

Wash your jeans only when needed. There’s no need to wash them with every wear! Or two. Or three. We swear. You can spot-clean them between washes and, shhh, no one will know.

When you do wash your jeans, wash them on cold. It’s better for your jeans and the planet.

 

 

Hang your jeans to dry rather than using the dryer. You’ll save energy by air-drying them, plus reduce wrinkles and extend your jeans’ life.

 

 

We know we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to sustainable practices, but we’re committed to doing what we can to reduce and reuse water, and hope you are, too. We are ALL connected by the water we use and the jeans we love. The only way forward is together.

 

 

5 New Fall Faves: Back-To-School Outfits for Her

New school year. New must-haves. Check out these 5 styles handpicked by our stylist for your back-to-school outfit rotation, including must-have jeans, tops, and accessories. Start by planning all your new looks around your favorite new fit – Curvy jeans. They’re in stores and online now in sizes 00-24… ‘cause it’s not about size. It’s about SHAPE.

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AE Curvy Mom Jeans

Curvy Mom Jeans

The relaxed, vintage-vibe Mom jeans you love – now in a Curvy, stretchy fit you’ve been asking for. Not really into Mom jeans? It’s all good. With tons of styles including skinny, flare, and wide leg jeans, you can find the jeans that make you feel the most amazing.

AE Plaid & Flannel Shirts

Plaid & Flannel Shirts

Play with proportions this fall. Plaid and flannel shirts go both oversized AND cropped so you can change up your style daily. Wear your flannel unbuttoned with a graphic tee underneath, or change up your look by wearing it around your waist for a throwback ‘90s vibe.

AE Curvy Jeggings

Curvy Jeggings

An instant classic for a reason, and that reason is your booty. It’s never looked so good in this fit that’s made for curves with more room through the hips and thighs. Curvy jeans come in high-waisted, super high-waisted, and highest waist designs that pair with your favorite cropped and fitted tops.

AE Henley Sweaters

Henley Sweaters

What’s better than a cozy henley shirt? How about a cozy henley sweater? These tops have that collarless, button-up neckline you love and all the warmth you’re going to need. Want other just-as-awesome layering options? Crewneck sweaters, cardigans, and denim jackets.

AE Bucket Bag

Bucket Bags

Big enough to stash all your stuff. Chic enough to make you feel like the boss you are. Toss in all your school essentials and you’re ready for the day. If you need more storage space, try a backpack to tote bag!

 


 

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