The Best Men’s Jeans For Fall, From Classic Slim Denim to Baggy Fits
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It’s a good idea to review your fall essentials as the temperatures drop. Whether you’re looking for something casual to pair with your button-downs, retro sneakers and a baseball cap, or you want to slip on something nice for the evening, a proper pair of jeans can pull more than one look together.
Denim trends are constantly changing. It was all about a relaxed fit last year. Straight leg jeans were a popular choice. The trend is to wear something slimmer and a little higher rise. It’s important to note that there is no wrong pair of jeans. It all comes down to personal preference.
Here’s a list of the top men’s jeans you can wear this fall, including many labels often seen on Hollywood’s leading men. It includes a selection that is both stylish and made from high-quality materials.
1. Taylor Stitch the Slim Jean in Rinsed Organic Selvage
Taylor Stitch’s Slim slvage jeans come in a variety of washes. The indigo dye is completely natural and seeps into jeans exactly how it needs to. It will naturally fade over time. The cotton used in the jeans is carefully selected and is slim and comfortable without being too thin. These jeans will require some time to break in but Taylor Stitch pairs will last a long while. The brand has been worn by Ron Finley, a Hollywood-favorite “gangsta gardener”. )
2. Madewell Relaxed Tapered Jeans: Ripped Edition
For a slightly lived-in (but not too grunge) look, Madewell’s relaxed tapered jeans are an effortless option. You’ll be in good company, as Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Liam Hemsworth and Leo DiCaprio have worn the brand, and rising star Lukas Gage recently starred in the label’s When the Fit Hits campaign. (Madewell’s Insiders event is offering 25 to 50 percent off for a limited time, too. )
3. Everlane Selvedge Slim Jean
Everlane’s Selvedge Slim Jean looks fairly standard. It sits comfortably at your waist and has enough flexibility to be immediately comfortable. Its sustainability is what makes it attractive. Everlane’s factory recycles 98 percent of its water and also reduces carbon emissions by 80 percent. (Jamie Dornan recently wore “radially transparent” brand. )
4. Buck Mason Light Wash Japanese Selvedge Full Saddle Jean
Buck Mason’s Full Saddle jeans have a high-rise fit that’s straight through the leg, which lends a charmingly retro look — especially with the slightly lighter wash. Buck Mason says they’re reinforced at “stress points,” so they’re designed to last.
5. Levi’s 501 Original Fit Jeans
What more could you ask for? The Levi’s 501 Original Fit jeans are a timeless classic that has been worn by no shortage of leading Hollywood men, including Ryan Gosling, Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and many other stars.) This silhouette is durable, clean, and affordable. It’s a great choice for both men and women looking for a casual fit. You have a wide range of color options and inseam/waist options.
6. Frame L’Homme Skinny Denim Jean
Frame’s L’Homme Skinny jeans are best-sellers for a reason. This pair comes in nearly a dozen colors and washes. They are made from medium-stretch jeans with a soft feel. It is flattering and comfortable. Fun fact: Matt Dillon and Willem Dafoe have both appeared in the brand’s campaigns. )
7. Warp Weft AMS Black Slim Jeans
A classic pair of black jeans is always a good option. Sustainable brand Warp Weft’s AMS slim jeans can settle into your fall wardrobe with ease. It’s an environmentally friendly buy, as it’s made using 98 percent recycled water.
8. Kenzo Bara Slim Fit Jeans
A slim fit, mid-rise style, Kenzo’s Bara jeans keep it simple. This fit is both classic yet versatile and can be paired with any style of outfit.
9. DL 1961 Cooper Tapered Jeans
Although straight-leg jeans are popular, there is still plenty of room for a tapered fit. Premium denim label DL 1961’s Cooper jeans do that well, with a sleek look perfect for athletic lads.
10. Outerknown S.E.A. Jeans Local Straight Fit
Outerknown was founded by Kelly Slater, a pro surfer. It emphasizes sustainability and draws most of its fibers out of recycled or landfill materials. The brand’s best-selling S.E.A. Jeans are no exception, made from waste and assembled with fair trade practices. They’re also cool with a retro wash, and an old-fashioned trim.
11. Wrangler Wrancher Jean
Wrangler jeans are a great choice for men who like a touch of westernwear but don’t want to look too “yeehaw.”
12. Rag & Bone Fit 2 Ecru Slim Jeans
White jeans are not for everyone. They’re a good fit when they work. Rag & Bone’s Fit 2 slim jeans in this ecru light natural colorway are well worth a go. They are easy to put on, especially if they have the right fit.
13. Scotch & Soda Ralston Premium organic Cotton Jeans
For a relaxed fit that makes a statement, opt for Scotch & Soda’s Ralston organic cotton jeans. This pair has a slim silhouette and a loose fit. It also features cool distressed accents, embroidery, and printing that make them stand out from others.
14. Acne Studios 2021M Bootcut Distressed Organic Jeans
If you want the Y2K aesthetic without going full JNCO, Hollywood stylist-loved brand Acne Studios’ 2021M bootcut distressed organic jeans are the perfect fit. These jeans have a relaxed, low-crotch style that flares out below the knee and the distressed finish makes them look like they have been your favorite pair of jeans for years.
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