These Are the Best Men's Jeans You'll Be Wearing for Years to Come

A guide to the best denim beyond your basic blues.


While the most cherished thing in a woman's wardrobe might be her little black dress, for guys, it's their go-to pair of jeans. From perfectly distressed to sport all weekend, to the more polished pair you rock to work in total comfort, we'd be lost without these bad boys (or be shamed daily in sweatpants!). While searching for the right pair can feel like a never-ending, hopeless hunt, we found the best jeans for men to look dapper AF.

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Best Jeans for the Dude on a Budget

A new season usually calls for a new wardrobe. If your head is spinning calculating just how much cash you'd have to throw down to look stylish AF, we feel your pain. Luckily, there's some serious dope denim out there that won't cost you an arm and a leg! Sounds too good to be true? Check out our picks for the best affordable jeans that look way more expensive.

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Best Jeans for the Rugged Guy With Style

The rough-around-the-edges look is one that everyone loves when it's done right (think more Marlon Brando than man lost in the wild!). The look might be nonchalant, but pulling off the tough-guy vibe with swag requires getting the best fitting distressed duds. Check out the best bad boys we could find to become that ultimate tough guy with taste.

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Re/Done Relaxed Taper Jeans



If vintage Levis are on your denim wish list, then this is one luxury label you need to know. Re/Done takes vintage Levis and repurposes the fabric into their own jeans! They come already worn-in and make it look like you scored the jackpot of vintage finds. While fashion might usually be all about the latest and greatest new thing, these perfect men's jeans break the mold and make everything old new again.

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Simon Miller M001 Distressed Slim Jeans



City slickers with the love of a country-style down-and-dirty look will go savage for these jeans! Simon Miller carefully crafts the perfectly worn-in jeans from next-level Japanese premium denim. The whiskers, the fade, the rips, oh my! If James Dean's style is your ultimate goals, than we just found the only jeans you need in your wardrobe.

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Best Jeans for the Bro Who Likes to Keep It Classic

Keeping your style timeless and classic means you'll never have to look at old photos and say to yourself, "What was I thinking?"

If you're not about the bells and whistles of uber-trendy clothes, polished and sleek denim is the right way to go. Plus, you'll never have to worry if your look is outdated. Score!

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Everlane Men's Slim-Fit Jeans



Everlane launched the perfect stretch slim-fit jean last year and we're still amazed by them! They're just what a man wants — slightly tapered and slim through the hip and thighs without looking too tight. For jeans made of premium Japanese denim, we can't believe the price tag on these bad boys!

Excuse us while we snag them up in all three color ways (Dark Indigo, Stay Black, and Mid Blue, oh my!).

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Levi's Men's 501 Original Fit Stretch Jeans



The most iconic jean is still a total winner! The 501 style has been reigning supreme in the denim world for over a century, and it's still the perfect jean for just about any guy. The straight-leg jean with stretch comes in almost every shade of blue, so stock up and you'll be covered for any occasion.

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MTailor Men's Charcoal Jeans



Ever wish for those perfect jeans that feel like they were made just for you? We've found the dream jean!

MTailor will customize a pair of jeans, from the thread color to the cut, and tailor them to your body shape. The MTailor app can be dowloaded on your phone, and it uses your camera to video scan your body from multiple angles to take accurate measurements in less than 30 seconds. Wow, miracles can come true!

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Best Jeans for the Fashion-Forward Man

While basic isn't a bad thing when it comes to your everyday denim, there's a plethora of stylish denim men's jeans to choose from with modern twists. We'd like to call these jeans NSFBB (not safe for basic bros!). If you're in the mood to turn heads this season and show your standout daring style, these are the jeans you'll need to be the best-dressed man in any room.

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Off-White Slim-Fit Embroidered Denim Jeans



Leave it to Off-White designer Virgil Abloh to make the sickest jeans you never knew you needed. The recently appointed Men’s Artistic Designer of Louis Vuitton knows a thing or two about looking cool AF without looking try-hard, and it shows on these slim-fit blue jeans, with fashionable accents of embroidery and the brand’s signature rope belt.

While guys with a smaller budget might want to just get their old jeans embroidered and get a rope belt separately, men with deep pockets will lose all chill for these jeans that come with a serious cool factor.

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Gucci Slim-Fit Embroidered Denim Jeans



It’s Gucci (and crazy expensive!). If there’s one way to take a jeans-and-tee look to stylish new heights, it’s by rocking men’s designer jeans with snazzy embroidery. Gucci has become known for their embroidery that’s easily recognizable by the fashion elite, without any logos needed. They're purr-fect!

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