12 brands of denim to buy for him

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Denim: The pattern that’s been around for decades, suitable for almost any occasion (unless dressy pants are needed) and available in a catalog of styles.

Whether you’re finally heading to Father’s Day shopping or looking to add more pairs to your drawer, our pick of the 12 best jeans for men will keep you comfy, budget-friendly and dressed in those classic fits.

Not only do we flag some of the best men’s denim brands on your radar, but we’ve curated some of our favorite styles for you to shop for every fit preference: skinny, slim, straight leg and more.

Plus, some of these brands overlap with our go-to retailers for women’s jeans – which we’ve listed for you to click and visit before buying our top waitlist-inducing styles.

Ahead, find the 12 jeans for men that are sure to make your partner, sibling, dad friend, or yourself smile from ear to ear while he’s getting dressed (trust us, men we know IRL love these styles).

Click to visit some of our favorite men’s jeans retailers: AbercrombieAmazon, Ariat, Carhartt, Express, J-Crew, Levi’s, Mott & Bow, true religion, Target, walmart, Cowboy

The best skinny jeans for men

Abercrombie skinny jeans$79

Abercrombie

Much like Abercrombie’s women’s jeans that we’ve reviewed and love, the brand’s skinny jeans for men are top notch. The pair comes in nine pretty shades to fully fill your wardrobe, has built-in stretch for comfort and flexibility, is subtly stitched and has a soft feel. What’s better than that?


The best skinny jeans for men

Goodfellow & Co. skinny jeans$33

Goodfellow & Co. Slim Fit Jeans for Men
Target

With a wide variety of hues — including different washes of denim, khaki, and solid sky blue — we’re all about Goodfellow & Co.’s Slim-Fit jeans for a purchase under $35 at Target. Its five-pocket design is also quite functional, and its fit is versatile for dressing up and down.


The Best Straight Leg Jeans for Men

Levi’s 505 Regular-Fit Jeans, $35, original price: $70

Levi's 505 regular-fit jeans, darkwash for men
Amazon

With over 94,000 rave reviews (as well as the pair lending itself to being an Amazon best-seller), Levi’s 505 Regular-Fit Jeans have made the cut – to have a perfect fit universally loved. Not only is the sizing and shade range the most generous we’ve seen, but its 100% cotton construction is a dream to wear all day (and night!).


The best bootcut jeans for men

Ariat M2 Legacy Bootcut Relaxed Stretch Jeans$60

Ariat Men's M2 Relaxed Stretchy Legacy Bootcut Jeans
Ariat

Bootcut jeans aren’t just for western natives. The classic style flatters any style, adds a bit of classic country charm, and looks great with sneakers. Plus, Ariat’s comfortable chafe-free crotch, paired with extra deep front pockets, is a nice touch.


The most comfortable jeans for men

Benson Mott & Bow straight jeans$118

Benson Mott & Bow Straight Jeans, Men
Mott & Bow

OK, it’s time to give you the 411 on probably the better jeans for the comfort we know. Our dads and boyfriends can’t stop touching Mott & Bow’s soft denim (and repurchase more frequently too). Specifically, the Straight Benson jeans have a nice wash that works for all sizes.


The Best Wide Leg Jeans for Men

Carhartt Rugged Flex relaxed 5-pocket jeans$45

Carhartt Rugged Flex Relaxed-Fit 5-Pocket Jeans, Men's Black
Carhartt

For wider thighs, Carhartt is here to save the day. The brand’s Flex Relaxed-Fit 5-pocket jeans are a best-seller, especially for their durable, abrasion-resistant denim and extra room in the thigh and rear. Plus, its size and length sizes are quite expansive, considering the slightly oversized nature of the pair.


The best stretch jeans for men

J.Crew 250 Skinny Fit Stretch Jeans$78 to $128

J.Crew 250 Skinny Fit Stretch Jeans
J-Crew

With a name like J.Crew, you know men’s jeans are must-have classics. The brand’s 250 Skinny-Fit stretch jeans are designed for comfort-conscious individuals who want a little wiggle room in their step. Although they’re cut slim, they’re designed for easy movement (phew!)


The best affordable jeans for men

Wrangler Rustler Regular Fit Jeans$13

Wrangler Rustler Regular Fit Jeans, Men
walmart

For under $15, you can’t go wrong with Wrangler’s Rustler Regular Fit Jeans, a bestseller at Walmart. Whether you’re looking to save some extra cash or are on the hunt for the perfect pair, you’ll be impressed with their 100% cotton relaxed fit.


Best Designer Jeans for Men

True Religion Big T Stitch Ricky Straight Jeans$139, original price: $199

True Religion Men's Ricky Big T-Stitch Straight Jeans, Black
true religion

Quality not quantity is the name of the game for True Religion. Not only does it have a classic catalog of flattering styles, but you won’t be able to buy just one pair. We love her Ricky Big T-Stitch straight jeans for their clean look, with back flap pockets and horseshoe detailing for added charm, and they’re currently on sale.


The best durable jeans for men

Express Conscious Edit Skinny Ultra-Stretch Jeans$98

Express Conscious Edit Skinny Ultra Hyper-Stretch Jeans, Light Wash
Express

We’ve been more concerned with buying (and recommending!) sustainable fashion, so we were thrilled when Express started offering their conscious edition. For men, the Skinny Ultra Hyper-Stretch Jeans checks all our boxes: comfort, nice wash and ethically sourced.


The Best Work-Friendly Jeans for Men

Levi’s 511 Slim-Fit All Seasons Tech Pants$70

Levi's Men's 511 Slim-Fit All Seasons Tech Pants
Levi’s

At Levi’s, you can pick up the 511 Slim-Fit All Seasons Technical Pant for that denim look that’s always great for the office. Paired with your trusty backpack or messenger bag (and wireless headphones for the ride), you’ll be golden.


The best baggy jeans for men

Wrangler Five-Star Premium Carpenter Jeans$29

Wrangler Men's Five-Star Premium Carpenter Jeans
Cowboy

We had no idea baggy jeans could be flattering (really, ratty, baggy styles come to mind), but not with Wrangler’s high-end Five-Star Carpenter jeans. The contrast color hem and details make it one of our favorites in this edition. And, they’re just shy of $30.


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