• RRL Ralph Lauren

    Slim Fit Utica Jean

    A 1960s-inspired jean with a high rise and loose, slightly tapered leg. RRL's made in USA jeans are given a rustic Utica wash which has been hand-sanded to give an uneven, rugged appearance. Whiskering at the thigh, honeycombing behind the knee and some distressing at the pockets give these pants the feel of years of wear and tear.

  • Saint Laurent

    Slim Fit Hem Denim Jeans

    High fashion house Saint Laurent's jeans channel their rock 'n' roll aesthetic perfectly. With jet black denim, minimal detailing, low rise and an extra-lean fit, they effortlessly epitomize the label's Parisian cool. With a 98% cotton, 2% elastane fabrication for stretch, these are perfect for people who like to wear their denim like a second skin.

  • Our Legacy

    Light Blue First Cut Jean

    Swedish label Our Legacy give a typical Scandinavian minimalism to their jeans. An allover light blue wash that gives little whiskering, honeycombing or distressing makes these perfect Dad-style jeans. Ideal for those who are looking to venture into the normcore aesthetic this season.

  • Supreme

    White Slim Jean

    Constructed from 13.5oz white denim, these jeans from New York's Supreme are a bold statement for those who hopefully live a stain free existence. The coke white denim allows for strong color combinations ideal for summer.

  • Samurai

    S0510XX 25oz Jeans

    These jeans from Japanese cult label Samurai come in at an unbelievable 25oz denim with an extra long 36inch leg length, allowing for huge cuffs to really show off that all-important selvedge detailing. With a super heavy selvedge fabric combined with a relaxed fit and high waist, these are for enthusiasts who like their jeans the traditional way.

  • Acne

    Roc Verakai

    The Roc pant from Acne's denim program is a slim fit, straight leg, mid rise jean suited for everyday wear. Here it has been given a medium Verakai wash, with some whiskering at the thigh and fading down the leg. Ideal for those who want a worn in look but don't want to invest months and months of wear on raw denim.

  • Carhartt WIP

    Lincoln Single Knee Pant

    One of the brand's archive pieces that dates back to founder Hamilton Carhartt's original 1889 workwear designs. The iconic work pant features hammer loops and tool pockets, vital features for workers which crossed over into the fashion world thanks to Carhartt WIP's modern interpretations of the American workwear brand's pieces.

  • OFF-WHITE

    Striped Bull Denim

    These heavily embellished jeans from Virgil Abloh's OFF-WHITE label come handmade in Italy from a cream-colored bull denim, with heavy distressing at the knee and thigh, and standout screen prints across the front and ankles. An unorthodox way of drawing attention to the lower part of your outfit for sure.

  • Nudie

    Grim Tim Jean

    Swedish denim experts Nudie are renowned for producing high quality, entry-level jeans in a variety of cuts and styles. These slim, straight legged jeans are fabricated from an over-dyed black denim, with a small amount of lycra added for stretch. Ideal for those after a smart, sleek pair of jeans that won't break the bank.

  • Maison Martin Margiela

    Dip Dyed Ivory Jeans

    Avant-garde label MMM are not known for playing by the rules and these jeans are no exception. With a skinny fit, straight leg and crafted in Italy from an ivory-colored denim that has been dip dyed in black, they are certainly one for the more adventurous dressers out there.

  • NEIGHBORHOOD

    Slash Savage Narrow 14oz Jeans

    Beaten, torn, ripped, stained and brought back to life, these jeans from NEIGHBORHOOD look like they've been through hell and back. The patchwork repairs have been added with traditional darning methods, leaving the white stitching visible through the heavily washed 14oz selvage denim. NEIGHBORHOOD's signature lightning bolt embroidery on the back pockets and a genuine suede patch complete these unique jeans, constructed with the attention to detail that so many Japanese brands excel at.

  • Levi's

    1947 Shifty Wash

    Jeans don't get more iconic than the Levi's 501. The original blue jeans date back to 1890 and are rumored to be the best-selling item of clothing in history. With a fit consisting of a relaxed, slightly tapered leg combined with a high waist, these vintage styled jeans are constructed from selvedge denim woven at the legendary Cone Mills and given a beautiful heritage Shifty wash.

  • Levi's Skateboarding

    511 Slim Jean Indigo

    Levi's skateboarding sub-label creates products specifically to survive the demands and stresses of skateboarding. This raw indigo denim is a blend of cotton, lycra and cordura (used in the construction of high-grade military fabrics) to withstand the stresses of skating. Ideal for skaters who want to break in some raw denim without literally breaking it.

  • Kamikaze Attack

    24oz Slim Straight Jean

    Made exclusively for Montreal retailer Tate + Yoko by Japanese brand Kamikaze Attack, these jeans have been given the appropriate nickname "Castration Weapons Ball Crusher Of Hell." If you can bear the combination of a straight leg, slim fit and super heavy 24oz selvedge denim, these jeans will look great and will last a lifetime - so long as you can survive breaking them in.

  • Junya Watanabe MAN x Levi's

    Waxed Pocket Work Jean

    COMMES des GARCONS designer Junya Watanabe has collaborated with Levi's and designed these unusual worker jeans in his characteristically esoteric design style. Details include an adjustable back cinch, extra large waxed canvas pockets and a lightweight cotton/linen blend denim. An unusual take on a classic style typical of the Japanese designer's MAN label.

  • I Love Ugly

    Selvedge Denim Jean

    New Zealand menswear label I Love Ugly have given their signature playful, detail heavy aesthetic to these highly tapered selvedge jeans. The pants are given a pen pocket on the wearer's left, exposed selvedge on the coin pocket, a printed lining, workwear style triple stitching and "Stay Faithful" embroidered onto the inside of the button fly. Finally, a hanger loop on the heavily embroidered back pocket has been added to allow for easy storage without risking crease marks on the raw denim.

  • Ganryu

    Double Waistband Drop Crotch Jean

    Japanese label Ganryu have broken all of the rules with these 3/4 length jeans. A drop crotch, rear cinch buckle and double waistband bring the drapy, goth ninja aesthetic to the denim world. Rule breaking design from the COMME des GARCONS affiliated Japanese designer.

  • Edwin

    ED-55 Quartz Unwashed Jean

    Japanese brand Edwin specialize in providing high quality, premium denim at a fair price point. Their slim, tapered ED-55 fit is ideal for people who like their jeans not too loose and not too tight. Presented here in a 11.25 oz raw denim, it makes for a great high quality entry-level jean.

  • APC

    New Standard Jean Indigo

    APC have forever been associated with high quality, minimal basics and their pioneering New Standard jean is no exception. One of the first brands to remove back patches, pocket stitching and other details from jeans, the New Standard is widely regarded as a great first step into the world of selvedge denim. With a mid-rise and a straight leg, they are an easy choice for those wanting a high quality pair of jeans with no fussy details.

  • Anachronorm

    Double Knee Easy Pants

    These unusual denim "Easy Pants" from Anachronorm mix the loose fit and drawstring waistband of sweatpants with the detailing of workwear jeans. The double knee and utility pocket are added to these relaxed stone washed denim pants to create a surprisingly practical take on the traditional jean.

Denim Week May, 13 2014

Highsnobiety Denim Week | 20 Exceptional Jeans Available Now

As part of our ongoing Denim Week series, we’ve compiled a list featuring 20 of the most exceptional jeans available now.

There are so many subtleties in fit, wash and detailing that it’d be impossible to compile an exhaustive list to cover all tastes. Instead, we’ve curated a selection of some of the most noteworthy pairs out there; whether they are extravagantly designed, expertly crafted, easy to wear or simply great value for money, here are 20 of our favorite jeans available right now.

Check out the rest of our Denim Week features here.

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