Doctors have made a discovery that will have young people in disarray all over the world. Skinny jeans are bad for you.
Lots of lads seem to be opting for the Topman Super-Duper-Skinny-Spray-On-Denim jeans that look like leggings these days. But not only do they look awful, especially with your bare ankles, but they are actually damaging your legs.
That’s right, by wearing skinny jeans you are increasing the chance of developing ‘Compartment Syndrome’.
Compartment Syndrome is essentially an increase in pressure in the body’s compartments. A ‘compartment’ is a section of the body that has muscles and nerves surrounded by fascia. Very basically, it stops blood from getting to your muscles.
So if you are wearing super skinny jeans that you have to use goose fat to help you get into, and they look like they have been sprayed on, the denim is tightening around your thigh compartments, essentially squeezing them until you run the risk of cutting off the blood supply.
This is what recently happened to a woman in Australia, who had spent the day squatting to empty cupboards in her house. Her feet became numb and she struggled to walk. Her calves ballooned, and she eventually had to be cut out of her skinny jeans.
Her nerves were damaged, and she was put on a drip and was unable to walk for days.
So while you may joke about your mates hideous super skinny jeans looking terrible on him and how they must be cutting his blood supply off, it is in fact an actual thing, that can be brutally serious.
So lads, not only do they look like a letter L, and either a skeleton or a whale in a wet suit (there is no happy medium for guys in skinny jeans!), they are a genuine health risk. Girls, you have the option of jeggings, so going for them is a healthy choice!
The chance of this happening is somewhat ironically ‘slim’, but you know… Better to be safe than sorry.