Barbell Apparel Has Created "Anti-Thigh Gap" Jeans (Yes, Really)

24/04/2014 09:06 | Updated 20 May 2015

Jeans are meant to be the comfortable, go-to staple in any wardrobe but for those with athletic bodies, wearing denim poses a problem - jeans and muscular legs just aren't a good fit.

So, Kickstarter-funded company Barbell Apparel has taken the matter into its own hands. A group of athletes based in Las Vegas has designed a range of jeans "to accommodate any body type".

"Barbell Denim uses technologically superior denim designed to move in complete sync with your body. With our jeans it almost feels like you're wearing nothing," the Kickstater page explains.

The Barbell team spend 20 hours a week working out and with this, they became "tired of struggling with jeans that didn't fit, weren't comfortable, and completely restricted our ability to move."

The premium denim line was then born and thanks to its success on Kickstarter (Huffington Post Style reports $110,000 has been pledged by backers), there are plans to add chinos, shirts, blazers and even socks to the range.

Hunter Molzen, co-owner of Barbell Apparel, spoke to ABC News about the sudden interest in the company's products.

"These are the anti-thigh gap jeans," Molzen explained. "Athletes work hard for their strong, meaty thighs and they should be proud of them. It's how human beings were built to function."

And before you think these jeans haven't been designed for you, Molzen highlights they have been created to provide comfort and flexibility for anyone with an "active lifestyle," not just those who spend hours on end in the gym.

Want to find out more? Visit Barbell Denim to see the full product range.



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