Levi's jeans are ageless. As the company's collaboration with Filson last week points out, the same rugged denim that clothed the gold-rush pioneers is still kicking today. But every now and then, Levi's brings us something fresh, crisp, and beautiful, like the Monochrome capsule jean collection that hits shelves in August. With variations on traditional trimmings—the leather Levi's patch, metal buttons, and zippers are black—these aren't the boot-cuts your grandfather wore. With skinny, tapered, regular, and straight fits available in Black Point, Blue Petrol, and Slam Grey, they pair as well with a casual white T-shirt during the day as they do with a dark blazer at night. Make sure to keep an eye out at select Levi's stores this month, when the Monochromes will be retailing for around $108.
—By Adam Janofsky