The Best Denim Jeans brands

Jeans are evergreen – whatever fashion styles come and go, jeans never go out of fashion. They are a staple part of everyone’s wardrobe – whatever the age, gender, class, and body shape. Hundreds of clothing brands in the fashion world produce jeans, and countless non-brands too.

What differentiates the best from the rest is the artisanal techniques with which denim is woven, washed, cut, and styled and the perceived brand value. I have a favorite brand, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world, and I bet this brand loyalty is there for all discerning jeans enthusiasts. This is why they sell for a premium price and hold their value through all the fashion storms. 

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Levi’s Jeans

Originated in 1873, Levi’s is a legendary brand in the world of denim. Levi’s the classic 501s and the popular 511s are favorites of a lot of men and women out there.

The founder of the brand Levi Strauss is said to be the creator of five-pocket jeans. It also holds the patent for using rivets on jeans. Levi’s has many designs and styles including the vintage line with periodic specific cuts. They are recognized by the famous ‘E’, on the famous red pocket. The two-horse trademark logo and the red tab are the two identities of Levi’s brand.

I have always got the best fitting jeans with Levi’s. Most of Levi’s jeans fit like a glove over curves – I have read this as an opinion by many people and maybe that is why are best sellers. So many different styles in all sizes!

But my petpeeve is that the sizes are not uniform and this creates a problem when buying online. Is it just me?

Wrangler Jeans

Wrangler started its journey in 1947 by making jeans for the cowboys. They introduced the flat rivet, watch pocket, seven belt loops, and yoke seam over the panel to keep the wallet of riders in place.

Today you don’t have to be a cowboy to wear this best quality denim jeans that meets the everyday need of the wearer. Handcrafted to perfect fit and style, they are famous the world over and comes in all shades from light to dark hues. Wrangler jeans are made for functionality while accommodating modern style.

As for real world reviews on this brand, it is mixed. The majority opinion is that it is an affordable brand with good quality worksmanship. It is a decent choice when looking for working and casual wear jeans.

Diesel Jeans

Diesel is an Italian Jeans brand. Renzo Rosso, the Italian designer started the company Diesel but it was known by another name and came to be known by the name Diesel by 1985. These premium jeans for men and women highlight unique details and unusual treatments and finishes.

Diesel Jeans five-pocket range features over 40 different models and hundreds of washes every year. They also have limited edition series which are unique collectibles. Diesel was the first fashion company to launch a website.

From a consumer point of view, it is an expensive brand.

Lee Jeans

Lee established the strongest and bluest denim in the market for durable work and western wear. They were the first dress-up jeans for men and women and came in a slim and trim look with the authentic western cut.

Lee’s embroidered denim was a fashion favorite. Their bell-bottom jeans were popular on college campuses. Their stretch fabrication with a hidden elastic waistband made Lee Extreme-Motion the fastest-selling model by 2018. Lee also has a specialty denim collection called Lee Vintage Modern.

Pepe Jeans

Born in 1973, in Portobello, Pepe is a pioneer in denim known for its endless creativity. They belong to the affordable luxurious segment. They are one of the principal jeans brands across the world. Known for their stylish products, they are particularly famous in the women’s section.

Pepe jeans are made of good quality denim and fitted well. Their skinny jeans marketed under powerflex denim are famous for their super stretch. They are very eco-conscious and recently introduced denim jeans made of zero chemicals and less water under Tru-Blu technology.

True Religion Jeans

True Religion broke all conventions and rules when they introduced their famous and unique T- stitch, in America. They did not consider the industry-standard sewing machines up to the task and invented their own special kind to produce their five-needle thread at two stitches per inch or the super T-stitch.

Their name is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and bold designs. Their horseshoe logo born from the silhouette of Buddha’s smile along with the T- stitch is instantly recognizable anywhere.

Uniqlo Jeans

The Japanese company Uniqlo best affordable selvage denim with that right bit of stretch for comfort. Their jeans are known for their incredibly lightweight and comfortable stretch factors.

They are constantly innovating a variety of new fabrics to add more to the functionality of everyday jeans. Their jeans evolve with their innovative developments in fabric. They have a Jeans Innovation Center in Los Angeles.

Joe Jeans

Joe Jeans are known for their flawless fit. They have a collection of classic chic silhouettes. They started at first with women’s jeans with notable names like The Honey, The Socialite, The Starlett, The Twiggy, The Charlie, etc. They also have collection pieces made with the finest of fabrics in a classic cut. Later Joe started a men’s line.

Their “ jean legging” was an overnight success with celebrities and people all over the world. In 2011, Joe launched a Fifty Five Colors Collection showcasing their best-selling skinny jeans in fifty-five color shades.

Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans

In 1976, Murjani teamed up with the famous actress and socialite to launch a line of designer jeans, the first designer jeans exclusively designed to fit a woman.

She was the pioneer in stitching her signature on the jeans. The ‘perfect fit’ jeans bore her name on the back pocket and the motif of a Swan on the front coin pocket and were an instant success. Her superbly fit jeans are immensely popular in the world of denim.

Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein introduced his first jeans in 1970 and they were an instant hit in the market. He sold 2,00,000 jeans in the first week. His jeans are bold, minimalistic, and effortless in styling and sometimes controversial. His provocative advertisements showed models wearing skin-tight jeans. Calvin Klein is one of the most popular and successful brands of denim all over the world.

AG Jeans

AG Jeans is a premium denim brand that focuses on creating high-quality jeans with innovative washes and fits. 


Paige is a popular women’s denim brand that is known for its flattering and comfortable fits. 

G-Star RAW

G-Star RAW is a Dutch denim brand that is known for its innovative designs and use of sustainable materials. 

Nudie Jeans

Nudie Jeans is a Swedish denim brand that is committed to sustainability and ethical production practices. 

Acne Studios

Acne Studios is a Swedish fashion brand. This brand of jeans is known for its minimalist and modern aesthetic. 

J Brand

J Brand is a premium denim brand. It is known for its clean, classic designs and high-quality denim. 

American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing brand that is known for its affordable and stylish denim. 


Guess is an American fashion brand that is known for its sexy and trendy denim designs. 

Citizens of Humanity 

Citizens of Humanity is a premium denim brand that is known for its high-quality denim and flattering fits. 

7 For All Mankind

7 For All Mankind is a premium denim brand that is known for its luxurious fabrics and innovative designs. 

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger is an American fashion brand that is known for its preppy and classic designs. 


Topshop is a British fashion brand that is known for its trendy and affordable clothing. 


H&M is a Swedish fashion brand that is known for its affordable and trendy clothing. 


Gap is an American clothing brand that is known for its classic and timeless designs. 

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch is an American clothing brand that is known for its preppy and youthful designs.


Madewell is an American clothing brand that is known for its casual and chic designs. 


AGOLDE is a premium denim brand that is known for its high-quality and sustainable denim. The USP of the brand is its made-in-the-USA premium indigo tag.

Free People

Free People is an American fashion brand that is known for its bohemian and eclectic designs. If you want free, loose, casual, retro-looking flared jeans, this is the place to shop for them.

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