A decade ago, men didn't really have to think much about jeans. They were straight-legged or boot-cut. Now anything goes: Dark-rinsed. Busted-up. Oversize or skinny. Denim is in a schizophrenic state. Keep a level head by choosing a pair you feel comfortable in.
Find the Perfect Pair of Jeans
The seven best pairs, from straight-legged and dark to boot-cut and faded.
From left: Coat by Topman, T-shirt and jeans by Gap, boots by Yves Saint Laurent. T-shirt and jeans by Kenneth Cole; boots by Yves Saint Laurent; belt by Diesel; hat, vintage Yves Saint Laurent, stylist's own. Blazer by Louis Vuitton, tank top by Calvin Klein Underwear, jeans by Topman, boots by Yves Saint Laurent. Jewelry throughout by Philip Crangi.