Jeans should be a staple in every man’s closet. They are versatile and easy to style, and a really great pair makes you look effortlessly cool. When buying jeans, there are two main problems: the price tag and the fit. Jeans can cost between $20 to $300. Bargain jeans can be inexpensive, but they might not fit well and won’t last long due to a poor design and low-grade materials. With premium denim, you’re paying for high-quality fabric — which can last for years or even decades — and the design of the jeans. Maybe it’s time to splurge… Here are some of the best premium denim options to give your off-duty look a stylish upgrade.
Rag & bone
Rag & bone has a great selection of premium denim, made in Los Angeles, California with 100% American cotton. If you want high-quality, solid craftsmanship, this is your go-to jean brand. We like these black skinny jeans for weekend adventures, paired with a tee and your favorite Chuck Taylor sneakers. For a more dressy occasion, you can style rag & bone’s olive-colored jeans with a blazer.
Paper Denim & Cloth
Paper Denim & Cloth was founded in 1999 — one of the first brands to introduce premium denim to America. They are well-known for fashion-forward denim and jeans made with impeccable quality. This slim straight pair with a distressed style is perfect for an effortless, casual look.
Hudson Jeans are manufactured in Los Angeles, California and produced from premium-quality denim sourced at textile mills in Europe and Japan. Each pair of jeans is hand-finished and tailored for a one-of-a-kind fit. The charcoal-colored cargo biker jeans with a military twist go great with a tee, canvas sneakers, and a black leather jacket.
True Religion premium denim is handmade in America and sold at branded boutiques and specialty stores across the country and on six continents. We love these dark wash jeans with a classic bootcut fit. They are perfect for guys with an athletic build. You can wear these jeans with a zip-up hoodie or sweater. Complete the look with a pair of chukka boots.
7 For All Mankind
7 For All Mankind put L.A. on the map as the fashion authority for premium denim. The brand earned an immediate following for its innovative use of fabrics, fits, and finishes in denim. “Sevens,” as the brand is often called, is a favorite among celebs, fashion editors, and stylists. We love this black pair of skinny jeans; creatives can wear them at their workplaces with a dress shirt or a pullover sweater.