Though a boon for the circulation, the style of loose-fitting jeans suggests that you're currently employed as a house-painter, or as a member of Kris Kross, who by the way want you to know that they'll totally paint your house. Providing an alternative, MEK Denim, whose spring line just dropped at Metropark. Using a rinse that adds a vintage-looking, almost metallic shine, MEK handcrafts industrial-influenced denim that sacrifices nothing style-wise despite being roomy enough for all but the most egregiously thrombotic. The globally named new drop includes the light blue "Zanzibar" (w/ vertical brush lines, dusty whiskers, subtly holey shins); the "Los Angeles" boot (dark wash, w/ double-stitched seams, thigh-crossing fade lines, subtle brown streaks); the "Amsterdam" (faded gray, w/ graph fabric print, multiple gray & blue patches); and the eggplant, forest, or khaki "Havana Cargo", which comes with an odd cloth grip handle on the rear -- useful for...people turning your forward progress into a moonwalk, then carrying you home like a six-pack. To compliment the jeans, MEK's rolled out a new casual-wear line, highlighted by a pair of tees (the flex-fit, maroon "Malibu" v-neck and the cocoa, neck/shoulder/sleeve-stitched "Roswell"), the "Dublin" zip-front mock sweater, and the gray "Amsterdam" jacket (w/ silver buttons, orange thread detail); cleverly designed shorts include the Sahara-brown "Jamaica Cargo" (knee-length, w/ stringy bottoms), the "Kahala" (blue, w/ deep pockets, & silver button detail), and the well-ripped, stringy cuffed, blue "Woodstock" -- so fetching, you'll say "!!!!!!!!". Not all MEK jeans trend baggy: for a closer fit try the "Santiago Blue Brown" (dark, w/ gold-stamped back pockets), or the washed out, blue-seamed "Greenville" straight -- though with a tighter cut, they're much likelier to split when the Mac Painter makes you jump, jump.