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Q&A: Men’s Jeans 101 – A Buying Guide for the Perfect Pair of Men’s Jeans

Q:  Where can I go for cool jeans? I’m in my mid-thirties and have a mortgage, so I’m looking for a good style to value ratio. What are the different “fits” I need to be on the lookout for?

Kasil Victory JeanA:  For a good style-to-value ratio, choose (1) a pair of jeans that fit you well and (2) a timeless style such as the original blue jean, slightly faded blue jeans, or dark denim.  Really, the brand name is less important than how the jeans fit on you and how you feel in them.

As for the pricing of the "cool" denim brands, they run in several tiers.  Here’s an approximate price breakdown of the men’s denim market:

Under $100: Cheap Monday
$100-$150: Lucky, Mavi, Paper Denim & Cloth
$150-$200: Kasil Jeans, Diesel, Joe’s Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, 7 for All Mankind, True Religion, AG Jeans, Chip & Pepper
$200+: Evisu, Rock & Republic, Earnest Sewn

As for the different denim fits, there are five major styles to look out for.

(1) Classic Fit jeans have a mid-level rise and an easy, loose fit.
(2) Relaxed Fit jeans have a loose, relaxed fit through the thigh and feature a low to mid-level rise.
(3) Straight Leg jeans, like their name implies, have a straight-cut leg and a low to mid-level rise.
(4) Boot Cut jeans also have a low to mid-level rise and have a leg that widens from the knee down to the ankle.
(5) Skinny jeans have an extra slim leg and generally a lower rise.

Kasil Victory Jean in Midnight | $187 at Revolve Clothing.

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Baby Peacock Earrings

Baby Peacock Earrings3" earrings are hand-woven with layered royal blue, jade, and saffron thread.

Lovingly designed by TRIS.

$18  (approx.) at Mintd.

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