All I’m interested in looking at right now are jeans in dark washes, with little or no whiskering, fading, or distressing. A tiny little bit of that stuff is OK. Good even, because it gives jeans character, and can even cause a pair to be more flattering. But too much of it—and there is so so much of it out there—is way overdone. There are few things I think a person necessarily has to age out of, but super worn-in-looking jeans is for the kids, I really believe. This pair from AG has a nice straight cut, and such a clean wash you could wear it to work, just about.
This high-waisted dark-grey pair from Topshop has a lot of slouch appeal.
A very all-American choice, from Madewell.
Universal Standard makes the best jeans in extended sizes, and I’m having a tough time finding others I like as well. Thoughts, ladies?
These cropped jeans are nice and neat-looking, and I like that the waist is high, but not too high.
These Levi’s are just a good kick-around-on-the-weekends option.
A nice inky-dark take with a step hem, from Mother.
Everlane’s boyfriend jean in pitch black is another one I’d consider for the office.
This pair, from J. Crew, has the just-right amount of whiskering—which is to say, very little.
A very excellently 70s mom option.
A well-priced pair of boyfriend jeans.
If you’re looking for something black and skinny, you could do worse than these.
Nili Lotan’s boyfriend jean has a nice, trouser-ish cut.
Everlane’s High-Rise skinny jean has such a good dark indigo wash. They remind me of APC.
I like Veronica Beard’s line, and so I’m curious about her jeans. These have a pleasingly saturated wash, and a not-distracting amount of whiskering.
Here’s a post I did a little while back on boyfriend jeans.