Denim has come a long way since 1873, when Arizona tailor Jacob W. Davis first crafted a pair for a woman who requested something durable for her husband to wear while chopping wood. Far evolved from simply being workwear, denim is still the go-to fabric for many Americans when it comes to both casual and office style. What most men miss is that the right wash makes or breaks the look. We scoped out some of the top-selling brands online, and put together a list of the basic washes you need for your wardrobe.
RAG & BONE: Standard Issue Fit 1 in Black
These modern skinny jeans are crafted in America from clean black denim. They offer a sharp, work ready look that easily transitions from day to night. Wear them with a slim cashmere sweater for well-tailored look that only comes from black wash denim.
Standard Issue Fit 1
AG: The Graduate in 14 Years Muir
The AG “Graduate” Slim Straight Leg Jeans are mid-rise and relaxed though the hip and thigh, then tailored from the knee to the ankle. The faded wash makes these jeans great to wear on off-duty days and weekends. Wear these with a sweatshirt and sneakers, or nubuck boots and a flannel shirt.
“Graduate” Slim Straight Leg Jeans
7FAM: Luxe Performance Slimmy Slim in Deep Well
Soft and stretchy, the slimmed-down version of 7 For All Mankind’s original straight leg jeans delivers comfort, style and resiliency. The skinny silhouette and deep indigo wash will look great paired with dress shoes and a blazer. Dark indigo is one of the most versatile washes in denim, equally sharp dressed up or down.
Luxe Performance Slimmy Slim
DIESEL: Tepphar Carrot in Grey
Stretchy and distressed grey wash denim is applied to a skinny silhouette for an edgy effect that channels your inner rock star. Keep the rocker vibes rolling with a tank top and boots. Grey is a versatile color for denim; to dress up the look, switch out the tank for a buttoned-up shirt and boots.
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