The Best Affordable Jeans For Men To Buy Online Right Now

Men's Jeans
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Nothing in fashion is ever guaranteed, but one thing we are 99.9 percent positive about is that jeans, in some form, will always be in style. Whether they are bootcut or have bellbottoms, acid wash or dark blue, denim jeans have been a staple in just about everyone’s closet for decades, and thankfully we don’t see that changing anytime soon.

Rugged jeans can be worn while working on the farm, in the garage, or around the home. Lightweight jeans can be worn all summer long, even in high temperatures. Dark jeans are now appropriate for many offices, while jeans with a more relaxed fit and some added elastic for stretch are the perfect travel companion, taking you from the plane to your hotel, to a night out in a new city.

When it comes to caring for your jeans, less is more. Less (or no) washing, less (or no) time in the dryer, and in some cases less heat (there are people who ‘wash’ their jeans in the freezer, but that’s not recommended) all make for pants that are low maintenance, which is precisely the kind of maintenance we like for our clothes.

While it’s nice to believe that there could be one pair of jeans that fits everyone, sadly that only exists in movies. Instead, jeans with different cuts, washes, types of denim, density of weave, cotton to elastic ratio, and colors are available to give everyone the pants that best fit their body types and their daily needs.

With so many styles and brands offering their own take on denim jeans, prices can range up to the hundreds, even thousands of dollars for one pair. We’re focusing on the styles that won’t break the bank. Here are three of our favorite affordable jeans that you can buy online right now.

1. Levi’s Men’s 513 Slim Straight Jean

It’s tough to do jeans better than the company that invented them, which is why we love the Levi’s Men’s 513 Slim Straight Jean, which features five-pocket styling and the brand’s recognizable red tag.

Pros: Levi’s are the originator of denim jeans, with over 100 years of quality craftsmanship behind their pants. The 513’s feature a slim straight leg, a sturdy but comfortable 98 percent cotton and 2 percent elastane mix, five pockets, arcuate stitching, and a zip fly with a button. The jeans sit just below the waist and are slim through the thigh.

Cons: Some customers find that Levis can be inconsistent with their sizing.

Levi's Men's 513 Slim Straight Jean

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2. Calvin Klein Men’s Straight Jeans

With an added touch of elastic, the Calvin Klein Men’s Straight Jeans are a classic denim jean that are comfortable enough to wear all day.

Pros: Featuring Calvin Klein logo hardware and a leather tag, the CK jeans are a classic style that can go from the office to the bar. The Calvin Klein’s feature a bit more stretch than the Levis, with 3 percent elastane, adding an extra layer of movement and comfort. Like the Levis, the CK jeans are a straight style and sit just below the waist, falling straight on the hip and thigh.

Cons: Customers note that CK jeans run a bit large in the waist and short in the inseam. The jeans are also better suited for casual wear and are not as durable as the Levis.

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3. Goodthreads Men’s Athletic-Fit Selvedge Jean

Perfect for those looking for a durable denim with extra room in the hip and thigh, the Goodthreads Men’s Athletic-Fit Selvedge Jean are affordable and fashion forward.

Pros: The Goodthreads features an athletic fit, which is better suited for those who want more room in the hip and thigh area, with a tapered ankle. The jeans have 1 percent elastane and will stretch slightly with wear. Using selvedge denim, the jeans have a tighter weave that becomes more broken in over time, creating a classic and relaxed look. The Goodthreads don’t have any external branding, which is excellent for those who need non-logo clothing they can wear to work or school.

Cons: Some customers noted that the jeans arrived with an unpleasant smell.

Goodthreads Men's Athletic-Fit Selvedge Jean

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