The straight is your new boot-cut jean in that it works in all the same ways without looking disastrously fey and, well, unattractive. This is your everyday denim. You can put a wallet in the back pocket without strangling other areas and it looks great with virtually any shoe.

The caveat is, however, that you should not pair these with an athletic shoe (like, for running), unless dressing like Jerry Seinfeld is an aspiration of yours (no judgment).

If you do plan on wearing these jeans with frequency you MUST get the size that fits. This is the cut that will give total pancake/aspirin/dump ass if you go too large and stretch them out.