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The ‘Anti-Thigh Gap Jean’ speaks to us

- April 24th, 2014

Barbell Apparel is raising the bar in the fight against the ‘thigh gap’ trend.

The company has created what’s being dubbed ‘The Anti-Thigh Gap Jean’, made of a mix of spandex and cotton. Marketed for athletic bodies and designed to move with you – the ads even encourage you to wear the jeans at the gym.

“The Barbell Apparel team spends a minimum of 20 hours a week in the gym, and when we get off work, we’re snowboarding, mountain biking, motorcycling, and doing just about any adrenaline fuelled movement you can think of,” the team writes on their KickStarter page.

“We were tired of struggling with jeans that didn’t fit, weren’t comfortable, and completely restricted our ability to move. So we decided to fix it.”

Even if you’re not “quadzilla,” as the site puts it, the straight fit or bootcut jeans will still compliment your body, even if the most lifting you do is your coffee mug to your lips.

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Barbell Apparel’s new jeans for athletes and beyond.

We, at Moxy, like to think of ourselves as active participants in the kick butt world of running, spinning or kick boxing and we do not consider ourselves of the ‘thigh gap’ groupies. This is why we love it when functional clothing becomes fashionable to wear.

Clearly, we’re not the also not the only ones who’d agree: Simply glance at Barbell’s KickStarter page to see that they have far surpassed their $15,000 fundraising goal – which now totals $287,000.


Company Creates 'Anti-Thigh Gap' Jeans for Athletes

While styles like skinny jeans and slim fit are made to show off one’s slender shape – and ‘thigh gap’ – the reality is that staying in shape is hard work. Everyone’s different and trying to achieve a look that may never be possible is ridiculous. Why not play up those “quadzilla” thighs instead?

With still a month to go for fundraising and word spreading about the jeans quickly, hopefully a new healthier “quadzilla-sized” trend can become the norm.

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1 comment

  1. Will | April 24, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Now why do we need an “anti thigh gap” movement anyway? There’s nothing inherently wrong with having one, in fact I admit I find it rather fetching.

    That said, if that’s not your body type, nobody should have to starve themselves for it – or spend $100,000 in surgery to look like Barbie, for that matter! That’s just insane.

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