It's fairly obvious at this point that if you want to extend the life of your favorite jeans, your best option is not to wash them. Ever. Mr. Black Denim Refresh & Wash give you another option. This one-two punch of denim care starts with Refresh, a spray-on treatment derived from plants that kills odors, attacks oils and dirt, and generally serves as a stopgap between treatments with Wash, an enzyme-free formula designed to clean your denim while minimizing fading, shrinking, and stretching. It's a must-have combo for any denim junkie.
If you care about the fit of your denim, odds are you go as long as you can in between washes — perhaps to the point where they start to develop a bit of a worn-in aroma. But with the Naked & Famous Scratch-N-Sniff Mint Jeans you don't have to worry about that anymore, because they are made with a minty scent that gets released any time they're scratched. The scent comes from a coating that's applied to these 100-percent japanese cotton jeans, and it lasts for up to five washes — giving you even more motivation to leave them au naturale. So go ahead, skip a few washes, and then don't be afraid to give them a sniff.
You already do just about everything in your jeans — whether you're dressing them up for your nine-to-five, or you're getting them dirty on a weekend road trip to the country — so you need a pair that can keep up with your lifestyle. Parke Premium Active Denim ($89) uses lightweight raw denim made with high stretch fibers, creating a pair of jeans that is extremely comfortable, flexible, and naturally retains its shape. Each pair is handcrafted in New York, using tailor-quality ten stitches per inch, antique brass tack buttons, vintage washer rivets, single needle detailing, as well as artful details like subway map pocketing and minimalist back pocket embroidery. They're probably the most comfortable pair of jeans you'll never want to take off.
Whether you're a craftsman by trade, or simply a hobbyist, you know from first-hand experience how messy things can get around the shop — that's why it's important to have the right clothes for the job. The El Solitario Bonneville Selvedge Denim Coverall ($670) gives you a stylish, well-made workwear option that will last for years of hard, dirty work. They feature a button fly with tab closures, plenty of pockets, and pads on the knees, shoulders and neck. Handmade from genuine 14-ounce redline selvedge denim, they're perfect for protecting you from the hazards of working with and around tools.
Who said selvage denim has to be expensive? Gustin Denim ($81 and up) is set to change the typical price of a pair by delivering them to you wholesale instead of via retailers — and without the requisite markups. The jeans will be handmade in San Francisco, and will feature the same features you'd expect from a luxury pair, including leather patches, tucked beltloops, selvage side seams and flies, chainstitched waistbands, and custom shaped and finished hardware. On Kickstarter now for April delivery.