Raw, rigid denim isn’t for everyone. If you have an active lifestyle — or just prefer comfort over style — rigid jeans can be more trouble than they’re worth.
Luckily, denim technology has come far, especially in the last few years. brands are able to create jeans that mimic the look of more rigid styles without sacrificing comfort. These jeans have the wear marks that read organic with the added perk of stretch and even a buttery soft feel, making them feel as though you lived in them for years yourself.
Don’t worry these jeans aren’t going to make you feel and look like you borrowed them from your girlfriend or forgot to change out of your compression pants after the gym.
The Luxe Performance line by 7 FOR ALL MANKIND says it all in the name. It was designed with an active lifestyle in mind to provide comfort without compromising the look of denim. Plus with 4-way stretch, these jeans won’t lose their shape.
These are the softest men’s jeans out (from personal experience). They are made with PAIGE’s signature TRANSCEND fabric that is super stretchy and lightweight which makes them super comfortable and easy to wear day-to-day. They are also a favorite among Kit Harrington and Harry Styles.
J BRAND is known for innovating their denim when it comes to the women’s line. Their men’s jeans are no different. They are always soft to the touch and never compromised on quality. It is also great that they offer an abundance of washes for their soft denim that mimics the most rigid styles.
These by R13 are the ones for if you are looking for thicker denim that still has some stretch to it. They have an edgy wash that is versatile and will make any of your looks even cooler.
RAG & BONE takes pride in their denim and it really shows in the line. They never sacrifice comfort over aesthetics and you will always be able to find a style that suits your taste from them.
AMIRI is the brand that many dream about and their denim is always upping the fun factor of their jeans, like these. They gave the track style a glam rock touch by adding some glitter. Why not have some fun with your jeans every now and then, especially when they are as good as these.
AG is all about timeless styles and you can always expect them to fit well, it’s what they do best. Their Dylan jeans have just the right amount of stretch to them that keeps you feeling held in without feeling suffocated and stuffed.
KSUBI is the brand known for bringing the rebellion to the market. They have always gone against the grain and their jeans are always at the front lines to show that. Their Van Winkle has just enough stretch to them that gives them the look of rigid styles with the benefit of being able to jump around…just ask Travis Scott, who is a huge fan of the brand.
These by FIDELITY are the pair for those true denim heads that forebode anything but selvedge styles. They have all the details that we all love about selvedge with the added comfort of stretch for that skate session.
NUDIE has found a way to incorporate stretch into their dry denim to allow the wearer to break them in just like an actual pair of non-stretch raw jeans. Plus they also have numerous cuts, along with this classic pair here, that’ll suit anyone’s style choice.
Jonathan Mam is Denim Blog’s co-editor. He can be reached at email@example.com
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