Jeans are one of those American inventions with which the world has fallen in love. Almost 150 years ago, they were designed for industrial laborers in need of tough, durable garments. Over the decades, many different styles and cuts have been introduced, some enduring and some fading. But finding the jeans that fit you best can sometimes feel like a scavenger hunt without an end in sight. The introduction of artificial elastic fibers has broadened the spectrum of style and cut options even further. However, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best selling jeans to get you off to the right start.
1. Levi’s 511 Slim Fit Jeans for Men
Levi’s has been crafting jeans for over 140 years, and this style is one of the most reliable, current lines they offer. With a slim fit from hip to ankle that slightly tapers, these jeans are perfect for running errands or meeting friends for a night out. They offer a clean and casual appearance, no matter which shade you choose. Machine washable, they’re easy to care for and maintain, whether you opt for a distressed finish or the classic clean look of new fabric.
2. Levi’s 501 Original Fit Jeans for Men
If you play as hard as you work, jeans that will stand up to whatever comes their way are essential. These won’t let you down. With a slightly larger leg opening at the bottom of the pants leg, they sit comfortably over work boots or sports shoes. The button fly is reinforced to prevent tearing over a long period of time, and the traditional five-pocket design offers plenty of places to tuck tools, wallet, and keys.
3. Wrangler Authentics Men’s Classic Regular Fit Jeans for Men
Wrangler offers a 100 percent cotton denim design for men. They’re crafted with a patented U-shape in the seat to offer more comfort and prevent painful binding. The jeans are pre-shrunk prior to purchase, so you can care for them with confidence and no fear of shrinkage. The size you buy is the size you’ll receive. These jeans have a classic five-pocket design and a zip fly for easy wear and a classic look.
4. Wrangler Cowboy Cut Original Fit Jeans for Men
While these jeans are similar to the classic style offered by Wrangler, they have a few added features that were designed specifically for those who work in physically demanding occupations or compete in rodeo competitions. They’re crafted from heavy-duty denim, with a special broken twill weave to prevent twisting. Cut to fit over boots, the leg opening is slightly more generous. The seams are all reinforced for durability and the back pockets are situated higher so you won’t sit on a bulky wallet.
5. Dickies Relaxed Fit Carpenter Jeans for Men
These jeans are a bit of a divergence from what we typically associate with the clothing class. Crafted from 12-ounce denim, they are just as strong as other types of denim jeans, but they are a lighter weight with a smoother finish. The carpenter style is a cut that enables climbing and reaching, with extra room in the seat and legs. And what pair of carpenter jeans would be complete without places to store your tools? These pants come complete with dual tool pockets and a hammer loop for easy access of needed implements on the job or on the go.
6. Hybrid & Co. Skinny Stretch Yoga Jeans for Women
Two of the major criteria many women have when shopping for jeans are comfort and attractiveness. These jeans won’t be left in a corner, but will insist on center stage—all while providing the long-sought aspect of comfort. Made from a cotton blend, they’re designed to render your posterior pert and hug your curves while keeping it real with superior stretch. Plus, they come in both sober shades and eye-popping hues to suit every venue and activity.
7. Calvin Klein Curvy Skinny Jeans for Women
Whether running to a casual lunch meeting, shopping with friends, or running necessary errands, you’ll always be in style and comfort with these jeans. They’re blended with stretchable material, to ensure a comfortable fit, and contoured through waist, hip, and thigh areas. This means they’ll fit your waist and your hips at the same time—a miracle of jeans design. They sit below the natural waist with a mid-rise design and have a 12-inch leg aperture for a sleek look.
8. Levi’s Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans for Women
Offered in an astonishing array of colors and fabric finishes—from classic, clean denim to a fashion-forward distressed appearance—these jeans have something for everyone. The mid-rise design is one of the most flattering cuts available, sitting just below the natural waist. These jeans are crafted to stretch for comfort in all the right places, while hugging curves everywhere. A slim cut through the hip and thigh area also offers a pleasing leg line.
9. Levi’s 505 Straight Leg Jeans for Women
Who doesn’t like to have a classic option in their wardrobe? Of course, you can dress these jeans up, too. They won’t mind. They pair equally well with heels as they do your gardening shoes. The natural rise offers superior fit and comfort, while the generous leg aperture allows you to slip them on with ease. The fabric blend differs based on color, but each has a cotton base.
10. Wallflower Jegging
While marketed as a style for juniors, this ultra-snug figure-hugging jean legging is idea for those of us who have a shorter inseam than is allowed for with regular fit jean pants. These are crafted with a 30-inch inseam and low rise, a smaller leg opening than traditional skinny jeans, and end above the ankle. They’re a blend of 52 percent cotton with rayon, polyester, and a touch of spandex for added stretch.