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.
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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.
It doesn't matter whether you're golfing or skateboarding — jeans aren't exactly the best garment for sporting activities. Which is why they make the Levi's x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jean ($100). Based on the 511 Skinny, these denim bottoms integrate Nike's Dri-Fit and vectran technologies, giving the stylish athlete a greater range of movement while helping to ward off the dreaded "swamp ass". Launching July 4.