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23 Men’s Jeans Brands: For Every Budget & Shape

Jeans are an essential – and here's some essential jeans brands.

23 Men’s Jeans Brands: For Every Budget & Shape

If there is one piece of clothing that everyone really should own, it’s a pair of well-fitting jeans. From cowboys to hippies, indie rockers, to preppy jocks, jeans are that one designer item that has transcended time, gender, and many a fashion wardrobe.

But with such popularity, it means practically every clothing brand under the sun produces its own denim, making wading through the abundance of mid-wash, dark-wash, light-wash, and even black jeans to find the best brands that much tougher.

Buying a pair of jeans for yourself isn’t always as simple as going into a store, picking up a pair, and taking them home. In order to nail the perfect pair you need to understand fit and fabric, as what one brand considers to be a 32-inch waist, or a slim fit, for example, could be the polar opposite to another. And naturally, with anything in fashion, some brands are just more stylish than others.

What our experts say…

Jeff Lack
Australian celebrity stylist and personal shopper.

We asked Jeff Lack, a leading fashion industry expert who’s been in the business for over 25 years. Jeff tells us;

In the current fashion landscape, denim enjoys stability as it’s not heavily influenced by rapid trends. Skinny jeans are losing popularity, while slim fits remain dominant. Straight, easy, and wide styles are more in vogue, with straight jeans being a versatile choice. It’s essential to find the right fit for your body type.

Consider sizing down an inch for a better fit, avoid excessive stretch, and bid farewell to super skinny jeans. Quality matters, so invest wisely.

Having different pairs for various occasions is recommended, such as dark denim for work, black for events, and washed blue for daily wear. Footwear choice is pivotal for your overall style.

A snapshot of who makes what…

Best Designer Jeans BrandsACNE, A.P.C.
Best Japanese DenimJohn Elliot, PPRS, orSlow
Best For Skinny GuysASOS
Best For Bigger GuysLevis / Hugo Boss
Best Wide Legged JeansACNE, Nudie
Best Cheap Jeans BrandBoohoo Man
Best Sustainable Jeans BrandEverlane
Best Jeans For WorkBonobos
Best Quality JeansDenham / AG Jeans

If you’re tired of ill-fitting jeans or jeans that fall apart after a few wears, we’ve rounded up what brands make the best jeans for men that are durable, comfortable, and stylish.