DENIM JEANS are a universal style worn by pretty much anyone and everyone. Whether you prefer your jeans straight, flared, skinny, low or high-waisted, we can pretty much guarantee that there’s a trusty pair of denim folded up (from personal experience fold, don’t hang them) in your wardrobe right now.
But let’s be honest, finding the perfect pair is no easy task. This wide-ranging style category can often dish out items that can shrink excessively or tear along the seams while in the dryer. So, we decided to go on a little hunt to find the best jeans on the market right now. And while the various price points may deter some, there’s no denying the notion of buy once, cry once when it comes to stocking your clothing arsenal with a signature staple, guaranteed to last years to come.
ACNE STUDIOS 1991 Jeans
There’s no going past Acne Studios and its premium selection of denim. Take the 1991 collection—made from 100 per cent organic cotton, these low to mid-waist fitting jeans are a great ‘loose’ fit for those looking for the ultimate casual pair of jeans.
P.JOHNSON Tony Jeans
Since launching its denim collection—which is made in Italy and/or Japan—P.Johnson has introduced a new way of wearing denim; think a higher-waist, slightly looser through the mid and finishing with a clean hem. This light wash indigo denim is the perfect everyday colour to pair with just about everything, casual to formal.
NUDIE JEANS Steady Eddie
Nudie and its 100 per cent organic jeans have long been a go-to for those in the know. Nudie make a range of different cuts and styles to suit every body shape, and best of all, you can send your jeans back in for repairs whenever they start looking a bit shabby.
AMI PARIS Tapered Fit Jeans
These vintage-inspired grey tapered denim jeans by AMI Paris are expertly crafted in Portugal and are finished with a mid-washed process.
MAISON MARGIELA Straight Legged Jeans
There’s no denying the allure of a pair of Margiela jeans. Take these straight-leg jeans for example. They feature curved patch pockets as well as Maison Margiela’s signature embellishment, the four white stitches, which appear at the back.
LEVI’S 511 Jeans
This wouldn’t be a denim jeans list without mentioning Levi’s—the creators of the blue jean in 1873. The 511 is a modern slim-fitting style that allows for room to move (it’s not a skinny jean). It offers a streamlined fit that’s narrow through the seat and thigh, and will easily provide all day comfort, no matter the occasion.
BOTTEGA VENETA Straight Denim
For something a little bit extra, Bottega Veneta design exceptional jeans. Made in Italy, its denim range is curated and designed with the utmost attention. This pair of medium washed straight denim jeans is made from 100 per cent organic cotton and features BV’s signature Parakeet leather tab on the back.
BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Leisure Fit Jeans
Don’t dismiss the timeless style of lighter coloured denim jeans, such as this pick from Brunello Cucinelli. For starters, you can pair this style with almost anything, casual to formal. The comfortable leisure fit is also slightly more relaxed through the seat, making it the perfect style for everyday wear.
BLUGIALLO Jeans Washed
These custom tailored jeans are handmade in Veneto, Italy for the perfect look and fit. The mid-blue wash is extremely versatile, that can see you pair with a t-shirt and sneakers or a shirt and blazer.