Denim isn’t as basic as you think, even when it comes to jeans. The iconic Dad jeans have now evolved from an all-American fashion staple to an entire selection of styles, cuts, and washes. The “dad look” is getting a little old, but your style doesn’t have to follow suit.
Though, it can be hard for a guy to find a pair of jeans that are right for him. Whether you’re a skinny jean fanatic, or into the simple boot cut look, there is definitely a pair of jeans waiting to love you from the waist down. Men’s Health is here to help you in your search to finding your new favorite pair of jeans. Check out our selection of the best jeans for men.
LEE MEN’S MODERN SERIES SLIM-FIT TAPERED-LEG JEAN
With tapered legs and a little stretch, this pair won’t break the bank—or your stride.
Starting at $19, Buy It Here
BONOBOS SUMMER WEIGHT JEAN
Shorts are cool, but a pair of lightweight jeans also aren’t a bad idea to wear under the summer sun.
$138, Buy It Here
H&M STRAIGHT REGULAR
It’s all in the (distressed) details. In this case, washed cotton denim in a straight fit with strategic tears down the leg creates a down-to-earth feel without losing its edge.
$25, Buy It Here
PAIGE MEN’S LENNOX SLIM TAPERED-FIT JEAN IN BLACK OVERDYE
LEVI’S 541 ATHLETIC FIT
These athletic fit jeans are designed for guys with glutes. There’s extra room in the seat and thigh, and the heavyweight stretch denim complements your build. (Here’s what different denim weights mean.)
$80, Buy It Here
DIESEL SAFADO SLIM FIT JEANS
If you’re looking for something durable, Diesel’s Safado slim fits are a perfect match.
$143, Buy It Here
3X1 LOW RISE SLIM
Crafted from raw Japanese selvedge denim, 3×1’s low-rise fit has a vintage vibe. Cuff the hem an inch or two to show off the white and red selvedge ID—the mark of a true denim enthusiast.
$285, Buy It Here
MICHAEL KORS MEN TAILORED CLASSIC FIT
These dark-washed, tailored jeans are a steal if you’re looking for an on-the-go look.
$60, Buy It Here
REASON MEN’S CAUSEWAY SLIM-FIT MOTO JEANS
These Reason jeans incorporate a perfect balance between the traditional slim-fit, with the modern-day moto-cloth with rips at the knees; a packaged deal that would be hard to turn down.
$88, Buy It Here
7 FOR ALL MANKIND AUSTYN RELAXED JEANS
7 For All Mankind’s Austyn relaxed jeans are perfect for winter. The durability of workwear denim paired with a whiskered, dark wash make the jean dressy enough for holiday parties.
$248, Buy It Here
UNIQLO MEN SELVEDGE SKINNY JEANS
Skinny jeans with a flexible fabric like these make for the ultimate in versatile comfort. A slimming tapered leg allows you to dress these up or down.
$50, Buy It Here
J. CREW 484 SLIM STRETCH JEAN IN BLACK
Crafted by Kurabo, one of the leading manufacturers of Japanese denim, J. Crew’s 484 jeans are tailored to fit comfortably for any busy day.
$98, Buy It Here
EXPRESS SKINNY DARK WASH STRETCH+
Don’t let the name of this fit scare you. It’s a slim fit, but has enough stretch to keep you comfortable. Plus, it looks great with winter boots.
$88, Buy It Here
J BRAND MICK SKINNY FIT
This pair will let you rock blue-black jeans as swanky and cool as the British legend himself.
$245, Buy It Here
G-STAR RAW 3301 SLIM JEANS
One of the cleanest styles from G-Star, these slim jeans in a light distressed blue make any outfit a little bit cooler.
Starting at $76, Buy It Here
BONOBOS TRAVEL JEANS
A bit of stretch and a whole lot of color options make it easy to breathe excitement back into your wardrobe. Throw in wrinkle-resistance, and you’ve got the perfect travel buddy.
$108, Buy It Here
GUESS SLIM TAPERED MOTO JEANS
These medium blue-washed moto jeans will pair well with a cool leather jacket, suited for a date night or some casual bar hopping with the guys.
$98, Buy It Here
BURBERRY SLIM-FIT STRETCH DENIM JEANS
Versatility is key. With these light-colored Burberry jeans, you’ll look good both in the office and a night out on the town.
$325, Buy It Here
BANANA REPUBLIC GRAY JAPANESE TRAVELER JEANS
These matte gray jeans are crafted from fast drying and breathable Japanese denim for the man on the move.
$118, Buy It Here
34 HERITAGE CHARISMA IN BORDEAUX TWILL
Like its namesake beverage, this slim fit in wine complements everything well. With this new color option in the mix, you might want to revamp your entire wardrobe.
$175, Buy It Here
CITIZENS OF HUMANITY NOAH SKINNY IN SHAKER HEIGHTS
Refresh your collection with a pair of lived-in gray jeans. They’re as neutral as blue, so wear them with dark colors for a serious vibe, or something bright when you want to stand out.
$209, Buy It Here
DIESEL SLEENKER SKINNY FIT JEANS
Diesel’s Tephhar fit gets you sophisticated slim without sacrificing your manliness—the faded gray color is a guaranteed way to stand out in a sea of blue.
$278, Buy It Here
This midnight blue skinny jean is saturated in style, offering an edgy, updated take on a traditional favorite.
$235, Buy It Here
TRUE RELIGION SKINNY BIKER JEAN
These True Religion jeans might be the thing you need to update some of your signature seasonal looks. The panels and stripe details add an elevated look to the basic skinny jean.
$249, Buy It Here
SIGNATURE BY LEVI’S ATHLETIC FIT
Signature by Levi’s offers an athletic fit that flexes with you—plus gives your quads much needed wiggle room.
From $10, Buy It Here