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.
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.