The Best Coated Jeans [January 2022]

Our Favorite Coated Jeans Explained

Here is a little about each of our favorite jeans…

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Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans

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1822 Denim from Nordstrom $49.00

Coated for a cool faux leather look, these sleek black skinnies will add a dash of rock ‘n’ roll edge to your fall wardrobe.


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Cropped Jeans

Cropped Jeans

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L’Agence from Nordstrom Rack $119.97

L’AGENCE’s signature svelte skinnies are updated with a silvery metallic coating that effuses space-age glamour.


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Skinny Jeans

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Joe’s Jeans from Nordstrom $198.00

Coated for a cool faux-leather look, these sleek skinnies will add a dash of rock ‘n’ roll edge to your fall wardrobe.


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Leggings

Leggings

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L’Agence from Intermix $225.00

A wardrobe staple, the Rochelle leggings are cut from their coated black wash and flatter the figure with a seamless high-rise silhoue.


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Flare Jeans

Flare Jeans

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Frame from NET-A-PORTER $260.00

Skinny jeans will always be a dependable staple, but we’re all for switching things up a bit – especially if it means tapping into this season’s ’70s .


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Bootcut Jeans

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L’Agence from Saks Fifth Avenue $275.00

Subtly lustrous style features a contoured waistband that fits securely just above the natural waist, while the design hugs from hip to knee before re.


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Skinny Jeans

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AG Jeans from Shopbop.com $285.00

Fabric: Coated, mid-weight stretch denim Logo patch at back Ankle length, skinny silhouette Button closure with zip fly 5-pocket styling Shell: 60% co.


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Bootcut Jeans

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Rick Owens from NET-A-PORTER $950.00

Often playing with eye-catching fabrics, Rick Owens has treated these jeans with a subtle metallic coating that gleams under light.


what are coated jeans?

Coated jeans are regular jeans by all accounts. They are put through a process during manufacturing that when the process is complete, your jeans have an almost shiny wax like appearance to them. Are especially popular for those looking for a leather type look as well.

What Are Wax Coated Jeans?

Waxed coated jeans are regular jeans put through a manufacturing treatment that will make jeans shiny but feeling very rubbery (waxlike) and provide a shiny glossy finish that resembles leather or pleather.

Pros of Wax Coated Jeans

  • They are a great alternative to leather or pleather jeans
  • Look much dressier than regular jeans
  • The textural outcome is very interesting.
    It gives off a kind of rock, modern vibe when you wear them
  • Cons of Wax Coated Jeans

  • The texture can feel very odd and be a total dealbreaker for buying them.
  • Much more stiff than denim, so comfort is not a given in these jeans
  • Hard to layer because friction is a result of getting them on and off
  • Can you wash coated jeans

    What do you wear with your coated jeans

    There are many ways you can wear your coated jeans. A sweater with a nice long jacket is great for a winter look.
    As always a leather jacket is a great choice for any kind of jeans.
    White tshirts with a blazer are always a great way to dress it up.
    A nice cami with a long sleeve shirt partially unbuttoned will dress it up or down, whatever the mood.

    How do you make coated jeans?

    For the diy approach, get a clean pair of jeans. Iron them so they are flat. Mix 40% varnish with 60% black paint. Apply generously making sure to cover all the nooks and crannies. Let dry overnight, and you are good to go.