Can you remember a time when jeans weren’t a good idea? We can’t either. Cropped, acid wash, skinny, indigo, the list goes on. Whatever the occasion, there’s a jean for that. No matter what those connivers at Big Chino tell you, denim is still the world’s casual pant of choice, able to see you through most situations. And the great thing about jeans is, unlike the Ontario election, you’ve got tons of choice!
To save you the effort, we’ve scavenged the Internet and found the 10 best pairs in all levels of price, fit, and coolness.
Saint Laurent Black Skinny Repaired Jeans
Saint Laurent took the ever-so-popular distressed jean and repaired those patches. Just like your grandma used to do when she came to visit, only cooler. The dark denim wash gives an edgy look. Add a Chelsea boot and leather jacket for ultimate rock star vibes.
$855, BUY NOW AT SSENSE
Burberry Slim-Fit Jeans
White jeans are a necessity, and it’s 2018, so to hell with archaic rules — you can totally wear them after Labour Day! Burberry’s slim-fit white denim jeans can help tone down an outfit, so go ahead and throw on that funky shirt in your closet that still has the price tag on it.
$243, BUY NOW AT MR PORTER
Calvin Klein Wide-Leg Denim Jeans
With the combination of Calvin Klein’s well-fitted jeans and Raf Simon’s unique designs, the collab on these wide-leg dark denim jeans are, in the parlance of today’s youth, dope. The design puts a twist on the classic Calvin jeans, with soft denim for a comfortable fit.
$563, BUY NOW AT MR PORTER
Tiger of Sweden Blue Ian Jeans
These Tiger of Sweden crop blue jeans are possess just enough risk to add a bold look to your outfit. Don’t be afraid — go crazy and show off those socks!
$320, BUY NOW AT SSENSE
Frank And Oak Dylan Jean
Frank And Oak’s slim-stretch jean are a light, versatile, everyday jean. They’ll be your go-to pair.
Calvin Klein Straight-Leg Jean
Calvin Klein’s straight-leg jean features crossfade finishing on the thigh, reworking the basic blue jean. But don’t worry, they’re not that wild. You can still rock them at the office.
$156, BUY NOW AT AMAZON
Gucci Black Tapered Web Jeans
Gucci’s skinny-straight fit, dark-washed jean has rolled cuffs revealing the brand’s classic stripes on the outside seams of the legs. Just enough of a touch for you to flex on a night out.
$843, BUY NOW AT SSENSE
Armani Exchange Relaxed Straight Fit Jeans
Who knows jeans better than Armani? These relaxed straight-fit jeans are a casual, medium wash — pretty much tailor-made for the bar.
$256, BUY NOW AT AMAZON
Frank And Oak Tyler Jeans
These skinny, bleached light jeans from Frank And Oak are so lean and comfortable you will question their jean status. They’re a stretchy fit, which means you’ll want to save them for days you need the extra room (i.e. the holidays, cheat days, three-day benders).
Saint Laurent Skinny-Fit Acid-Washed Jeans
We can’t finish this list without including a pair of acid-wash jeans. This faded pair from Saint Laurent adroitly exemplify one of the few trends we can thank the ’80s for.