The best damn denim, pe­riod

Dif­fer­ent blends and fin­ishes make for dif­fer­ent kinds of denim (which make for dif­fer­ent kinds of jeans). some are bet­ter than oth­ers. th­ese are three of the best.

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Pure cot­ton Jeans can feel un­for­giv­ing, par­tic­u­larly in slim­mer cuts, and the al­ter­na­tive are cot­ton blends wo­ven with elas­tane and the like. This pair from Joe’s is made pri­mar­ily from cot­ton and modal, a semi-syn­thetic ma­te­rial that is ex­tremely soft, colour-fast and shrink-re­sis­tant.

Jeans (RM614*) by Joe’s Jeans; cot­ton blazer (RM2,888*) by LBM 1911; cot­ton T-shirt (RM247*) by the Men’s Store at Bloom­ing­dale’s; calf­skin lace-ups (RM618*) by Flor­sheim; leather belt (RM708*) by Paul Smith.

This stuff is the Roth IRA of denim: you’ve heard it men­tioned and you nod along, but you’re not en­tirely sure what it’s about. Selvedge is the denim of choice for peo­ple who are se­ri­ous about denim; the jeans usu­ally are worn rolled up so that passers-by can ad­mire the neat, clean edges of the out­seam.

Jeans (RM799*) by Bald­win; leather jacket (RM3,615*) by The­ory; cot­ton shirt (RM527*) by Alex Mill; leather cap-toe boots (RM1,453*) by Wolver­ine 1000 Mile; leather belt (RM454*) by Coach.

Waxed-denim Jeans are treated with a thin layer of wax. At first, they have a slight shine; but over time and with wear, the coat­ing fades and a matte fin­ish de­vel­ops, which con­trasts with the wo­ven tex­ture be­neath it. No two pairs of waxed­denim jeans are ever the same.

Jeans (RM599*) by Nudie Jeans; cot­ton jacket (RM719*) by J Crew; cot­ton and linen pullover (RM465*) by the Men’s Store at Bloom­ing­dale’s; leather sneak­ers (RM309*) by Vans.

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