Whether you’re willing to spend little more than a case of beer, or you’re after a top quality pair of jeans that will call your legs home for years to come – our top picks for denim this season should have you covered. Check out our selection of the best jeans for all budgets…
Waven – Verner Skinny Fit Maria Blue | $50 | Buy: Asos
Waven fuse Scandinavian influences with contemporary designs, utilising two generations of denim manufacturing experience to produce perfect fits and finishes. The Verner skinny fit in Maria Blue is hand finished and designed to age well with wear.
Weekday – Friday Skinny Fit Light Wash | $69 | Buy: Asos
As a label, Weekday offer a nice balance of affordability and style. The Friday skinny fit jeans in this light wash feature a cut that’s close to the body in a classic vintage wash.
Res Denim is a Melbourne based label that uses premium European fabrics. The Rail jeans in 66 Vintage feature a slight drop crotch and skinny cut leg. The wash is a nice option if you’re after a more casual looking dark jean.
$100 – $200
Mr Simple – Taylor Super Vintage | $119 | Buy: Mr Simple
Getting the classic 70’s fade spot on, Mr Simple’s Taylor Super Vintage jean is inspired by the past but utilises modern features such as a super comfortable, stretchy slim fit denim.
There’s no questioning these guys know what they’re doing when it comes to denim. Levi’s invented the blue jean and are constantly inventing and reinventing, combining their history of quality and durability with the latest fits, cuts and washes, including their signature skinny fit the 510, seen here in their Lake Anza wash.
Wrangler – Stomper Smith Blue | $130 | Buy: Surfstitch
Another denim label that’s proven itself through time, Wrangler (originally named Blue Bell) have been pushing out jeans since 1947. The Stomper is a popular option amongst wearers of their Strangler fit who are looking for a little extra room through the leg. The Smith Blue wash has a strong vintage blue look that will fade nicely with wear.
Swedish label, Dr Denim are extremely particular when it comes to both fit and wash. Clark is a slim fit style made from stretch denim. This style is what you’re after if you like slim throughout as opposed to tapered. It comes in a selection of meticulously designed vintage washes.
Neuw Denim – Ray Tapered Pure Blue Wax Coated | $160 | Buy: General Pants
Neuw’s Black Rope collection features premium and innovative finishes in which the cotton yarn is dyed in a wax coating before the denim’s even woven. The Ray fit is slim with a tapered ankle that produces a nice amount of gathering above your shoes.
Nudie Jeans – Skinny Lin Rinse Orange | $199 | Buy: David Jones
One of Nudie’s newer fits, Skinny Lin is made in Italy from premium organic cotton. It’s a fitted style that features a regular rise with a curved waistband that makes them really comfortable around the waist.
A.P.C. – Petit New Standard Washed Indigo | $243 | Buy: End Clothing
The Petit New Standard is cut slightly narrower than the Parisian label’s popular New Standard fit. A.P.C. are well known for the high quality of their denim and have a loyal following, especially when it comes to their raw styles. This indigo wash offers a nice alternative that works well for all seasons.
Jeans are one of those items that can last you a lifetime, which is why Acne’s range of premium denim has become a popular investment for many guys. Max Man Ray is one of Acne’s signature denim styles, made from classic dark-navy denim, lightly faded with a whiskering effect across the slim legs.