We suppose it was only a matter of time before the biggest name in jeans realized that bike riders needed something more than just plain denim. Levi's 511 Commuter Jeans ($80) are designed especially for the urban commuter. Based on the company's 511 Skinny jean, the Commuter comes in four versions — full length or cropped, in denim or non-denim — and offers cyclist-friendly features like NanoSphere treatment for water- and dirt-resistance, Sanitized tech for protection against odor, 3M Scotchlite reflective fabric for safety after dark, just the right amount of stretch for unencumbered movement, a raised back yoke to keep your lower back from showing, a reinforced crotch, double back layer pockets, and a U-lock storage system. Ride on, eco-friends.
The legendary comfort and utility of Levi's meets high-end selvedge denim in Levi's 501 Raw Selvedge Jeans ($180). Part of a collaboration between Levi's and Billy Reid that includes shirts, bags, and bottoms, the 501 Raw Selvedge are high-rise jeans patterned after mid-century 501s, featuring pocketing made from duck cloth from the Levi's archives, a button fly, and a 34-inch inseam — just right for rolling up those seams.