The Best Coated Jeans [August 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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Good American from Saks Fifth Avenue $169.00

Crafted of coated denim, these skinny-fit jeans feature a high-waisted cut with a gap-proof waistband.


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Bootcut Jeans

Bootcut Jeans

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Joe’s Jeans from Saks Fifth Avenue $248.00

These bootcut jeans are made of coated stretch-denim in a high rise.


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Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans

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Rag & Bone from Saks Fifth Avenue $255.00

Flattering high-waisted jeans with a sleek, skinny leg with a color-coated finish.


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Flare Jeans

Flare Jeans

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Frame from Saks Fifth Avenue $258.00

Flared leg silhouette pants, cut with a high waist that extends into an extra-long inseam.


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Bootcut Jeans

Bootcut Jeans

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L’Agence from Saks Fifth Avenue $275.00

Made of coated denim, these sleek mid-rise jeans feature a boot-cut style.


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Cropped Jeans

Cropped Jeans

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L’Agence from Nordstrom $290.00

Coated for a sleek sheen, these skinny crop jeans with a high waist polish your look without any effort at all.


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Jeans

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Ganni from Mytheresa $297.00

These metallic jeans from Ganni will add an edge to your denim edit.


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.