Count ’em: 25 new ways to wear denim in 2016.

Denim en­ters an ex­cit­ing new age. Here’s how to ride the weave.

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TEAM WORK When Los Angeles-based denim brand Mother launched its Step Fray jeans last year, they quickly racked up a 1,000-per­son wait­list. The brand’s founders are no strangers to fan­fare: Both Tim Kaed­ing and Lela Becker have A-game denim back­grounds, hailing from 7 for All Mankind and Cit­i­zens of Hu­man­ity re­spec­tively. To­gether, they’ve cre­ated a ris­ing denim em­pire by pro­duc­ing an ad­dic­tive fit that’s as sexy as it is com­fort­able. And they’ve launched cap­sule col­lec­tions that give back. There was a col­lab with Candice Swanepoel that sup­ported moth­er­s2­moth­ers, an or­gan­iza­tion that helps pre­vent the trans­mis­sion of HIV from mother to child in sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa. Their lat­est 10-piece cap­sule, #LoveYourOther, goes the gen­der-neu­tral route, with slouchy denim jack­ets, drop-crotch jeans and slo­gan tees fea­tur­ing phrases like “Not 100%” and “La­be­less.” Part of the pro­ceeds ben­e­fits Self Ev­i­dent Truths, an or­ga­ni­za­tion founded by iO Til­lett Wright that sup­ports the LGBTQ com­mu­nity. (From $145, moth­er­denim.com)

VIN­TAGE LE­GEND

No need to go thrift­ing to find the per­fect pair of vin­tage Levi’s. Nearly 50 years af­ter its clas­sic 505s—the rock ’n’ roll fit that Deb­bie Harry made iconic—were first in­tro­duced, the la­bel has re­designed the jeans with new washes and a slim­mer fit. It’s time to rekin­dle that old school ro­mance. (From $133.99, levi.ca)

TO-DIE-FOR DIY

Denim is one sturdy fab­ric, which makes it the per­fect can­vas for more- is- more patches, frayed edges and ex­treme dis­tress­ing.

The new Levi’s 505 Cs are a mod­ern take on the clas­sic blues Deb­bie Harry el­e­vated to cult sta­tus in the ’70s.

Denim jacket, Mother ($495, moth­er­denim.com)

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