First of all, they’re quite versatile—they can skew anything from punk to polished depending on what you wear them with. And they’re more flattering, I think, than blue jeans, especially those with a very light wash, which so many jeans have these days. I’ve got more pairs than I can count, but am always searching for the new Perfect Black Jean, and my quest led me to dig up the following (quite excellent) pairs.
Everlane’s just-introduced Super-Straight Jean comes in two lengths—regular and ankle—and has a nice amount of stretch, but not too much.
I’d like to try this wide-leg cropped pair when the weather warms up a bit.
Here’s a coated denim pair, which looks so much like leather that it’s almost crazy to splurge on the real thing.
I like the cropped, frayed hem on this pair from Mother Denim.
A nice skinny jean with a perfectly clean wash from Madewell.
The waist on these from L’Agence is high but not too high, which works for me.
The denim on these is quite rigid and they have no stretch whatsoever, which I know is what a number of you go for.
And I thought I’d just throw in these overalls too, because my thinking on overalls after 40 is evolving—I think if they’re cut cleanly, as these are, that they’re highly acceptable.
This kicky pair is from Universal Standard, which means it comes in every size imaginable.
I just think these look rather laid-back and weekendy.
And finally: this high rise stovepipe pair is so clean-lined and perfect that I could see wearing it constantly.