J Brand '811' // Bullet Blues 'Fox-Azur' // James Jeans 'Neo Beau' // Earnest Sewn 'Harlan30' // Current/Elliott 'The Wide Leg' // Hudson 'Autumn Green Wax'
There's nothing more American than a great pair of jeans that is going to last year after year. Styles may come and go (hello '70s flares and '80s acid washed), but a classic cut will weather any style trend. Unfortunately, when most people think of American made denim they immediately think of Levi's. I hate to burst that bubble, but most Levi's are now made in Mexico.
Don't fret, the six amazing pairs shown above have got you covered. Truthfully, this was by far the most difficult task because for someone that lives in jeans outside of my 9-5 it was painfully difficult to narrow this down to just six pairs. I initially wanted to go with just five, but I couldn't omit any of the ones above. My rule of thumb for jeans is the darker the wash the better. Dark colors are slimming! But I can't deny that a nice boyfriend jean looks amazing in a lighter wash.
What is your favorite jean style? I'll fully admit it took me quite some time to board the skinny jean train, but now I'm stocked with a few trusty pairs and I'll never give up the cut. They're perfect for boot season.