If there’s any wardrobe basic you want to get right, it’s your jeans. Good denim is the starting point to any look, whether you pair it with a crisp Oxford shirt for work or cool high-tops for the weekend. When it comes to shopping for jeans, there are four factors to pay attention to: the fit (think: skinny, slim, straight), rise on the waist (low to mid), rinse color (dark indigo to faded blue) and size (34 is the most common, although most guys wear the wrong size). This leads to our next point: Fit is really important.
Unless you shop a certain brand and already know their fits, you’ll want to try on a few pairs—so look for easy returns—and it’s a good idea to take your final purchases to the tailor since not all brands let you customize the inseam length. (Some good brands that do, however, include DL1961 and Bonobos). Apart from those times when you want to deliberately stack the hem of your jeans, they should be long enough to just slightly break at the top of your shoes and graze the back of your heels.
Ahead, you’ll find the best jeans for men that consistently combine high-quality denim with impeccable fits, modern and sustainable design practices and versatile details. Even if you don’t see the rinse or rise you’re looking for, it’s worth returning to this list since the denim brands here constantly release new styles at a range of price points.
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