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.
Okay, so the name is kind of an oxymoron, but Unbranded Jeans ($80) prides itself on putting aside the typical brand-awareness thing, and all of the marketing that comes with it, to focus on making just one thing: kick-ass jeans. Available in three fits — skinny, straight, and tapered — these modern, unassuming jeans are made with raw, selvedge, or black selvedge denim, and feature 34-inch inseams, button flys, and low-rise cuts that make them a great base for nearly any shirt/shoe combo.
There's few things we hate more than having to give up a beloved pair of jeans because of wear, tears, or holes that outgrew their stylishness. Luckily, we no longer have to. Denim Therapy ($7/inch) is a jean repair service that works miracles on broken denim, restoring pair after pair to respectable-or-better condition while retaining all the marks, softness, and fit that some from a well-worn pair of leg covers. For those of us who've made a semi-serious investment in our jeans, it's a life saver, and you don't even have to leave the house — which is great, because you'll be pants-less for about two weeks.