DAD JEANS & OTHER DENIM STORIES

Of all the items in our wardrobes, jeans are most certainly the most reliable, which is why you need a denim wardrobe all of its own. Finding a pair of jeans that look and feel good, however, can be a tricky affair, so to help you out we’ve picked the best eight pairs to wear now and well into summer. 

SHOP JEANS

 


1. DAD JEANS

Tommy Hilfiger Relaxed Cropped Randy Jeans

 

The best way to wear denim in 2019? Boxy, straight cut jeans in a mid or light wash. Precisely the kind of normcore designers are loving right now, if they look like the type of thing you can picture your dad wearing in his youth heyday, you’ve got it.


TOMMY JEANS, Relaxed Cropped Randy Jeans, £45

 


2. TURN-UPS

LEVI'S 511 Slim Fit Jeans Mens

 

In the same thread as dadcore comes turn-ups. With comfortingly nostalgic, geek chic vibes, a turn-up is ideal for exposing a tanned ankle or a trendy chunky sock. See Valentino’s spring/summer catwalk for style notes.


LEVI'S, 511 Slim Fit Jeans, £85

 


3. DISTRESSED

Tommy Hilfiger 1951 Malbri Baggy Tommy Jeans

 

Where once a rip in your jeans would have signalled warning bells and a needle and thread, today it’s almost hard to think jeans without thinking rips. Relaxed and edgy, you need to tread the line carefully as too threadbare can look like you’re trying too hard a few carefully placed rips are all that’s needed.


Tommy Hilfiger, 1951 Malbri Baggy Tommy Jeans, £90

 


4. GREY

Tommy Hilfiger Stretch Jeans

 

Paying homage to the ‘90s, grey jeans are your new summer must-have. Pair with a colour-block tee, chunky trainers and ribbed socks for a welcome sartorial trip down memory lane.


Tommy Hilfiger, Stretch Jeans, £115

 


5. BLACK

Armani Exchange J13 Slim Fit Black Jeans

 

The closest member of the denim family to smart clothing, no wardrobe is complete without a pair of great black jeans. With a shirt come dinner, a low-key graphic tee come drinks, blacks jeans have got legs (excuse the pun).


Armani Exchange, J13 Slim Fit Black Jeans, £90

 


6. STRAIGHT 

French Connection 72 Denim Stretch Regular Fit Jeans

 

Fulfilling all our dadcore wishes in one fell swoop, straight leg jeans are our particular favourite this season. Running straight down through the leg, they’re the retro fit that feels very now. Baggy, dare we say, is no bad thing.


French Connection, 72 Denim Stretch Regular Fit Jeans, £75

 


7. SKINNY

AllSaints Cigarette Skinny Jeans

 

Skinny jeans are now a denim stalwart. Steer clear of skin-tight – a crease or a rumple here or there is a good thing and gives jeans a worn-in, effortless look. Complete with trainers or Chelsea boots if the weather isn’t on your side.


AllSaints, Cigarette Skinny Jeans, £98

 


8. SLIM

Diesel Jeans Tepphar TJ Jeans

 

Playing the middle ground, slim fit jeans – narrow from the knee to the ankle – are the ones you want when skin-tight feels too out-there but you’re still hankering for a streamlined look. Sitting on the fence has, quite frankly, never looked so good.


Diesel Jeans, Tepphar TJ Jeans, £140

 


9. TAPERED 

Diesel Jeans DEETAR Mens Jeans

 

‘Tapered? What are tapered?’ we hear you cry. Roomier around the thighs, tapering down to a skinny ankle, this fit is a super flattering all-rounder. With room to move, they’re ideal for shape without the restrictions.


DIESEL JEANS, DEETAR Jeans, £220

 


10. WHITE

Gant Slim Jeans Mens

 

White jeans sometimes have a bad reputation, but unfairly so, we hasten to add, for a boxy shape paired with loafers has easy summer style written all over it. Err on the side of a looser fit for a more Riviera than reality TV look.


Gant, Slim Jeans, £100