Everything You Ever Need to Know About Jeans

From the best pairs to hidden details to repairing.

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Kayla Ramsey

Originally invented by Levi Strauss in 1873, blue jeans have become one of the most democratic garments in the world. The utilitarian design found favor with miners originally, but jeans eventually became popular with people in every profession. They may seem simple now, but as any denimhead will tell you, there's a lot to learn about blue jeans. Here's everything you need to know about them.

The 10 Best Jeans for Men

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Courtesy Mr Porter

If you just want to get straight to it and know which pairs are the best, just read this. It covers the best blue jeans for your hard-earned buck, Japanese rarities and even bespoke pairs.

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What Makes a Quality Pair of Jeans?

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Kayla Ramsey

Learn about what exactly makes a good pair of jeans, well, good. Experts discuss what makes a quality pair of jeans, so you know what to look out for the next time you're shopping for a new pair.

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How to Break in Raw Denim, According to the Experts

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Chandler Bondurant

To find out if caring for a simple pair of jeans is really that complicated, we spoke to experts at three of the world’s most respected denim shops: Kiya Babzani, co-owner of Self Edge; Jeremy Smith, co-owner of Standard & Strange; and Okayama Denim owner Merv Sethi.

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This Detail Is a Major Reason Why People Pay Hundreds for Jeans

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Freenote Cloth

Maybe you've heard of selvedge. But what exactly is it? We explain one of the most notable details denimheads obsess over.

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Think You Know What That Small Pocket on Your Jeans Is For? You’re Probably Wrong

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Henry Phillips

You might've called it a coin pocket, but the fifth pocket in a five-pocket pair of jeans has a completely different purpose.

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The Complete Buying Guide to Levi’s Jeans

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Courtesy Levi's

When in doubt, it's hard to go wrong with a pair of good ol' Levi's. Well, unless you don't know which fit to get. We've got you covered.

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How to Hand Wash Your Jeans

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Gear Patrol

Hand wash? Yup. It's the preferred method for jeans lovers for maintaining a pair of denim dungarees. Here's how to do it right.

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You Can (and Should) Tailor Your Jeans to Fit You Perfectly

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Chandler Bondurant

The tailor's not just a place for dry cleaning. You can use pay a visit to your local tailor to have your blue jeans for a fit that's damn-near bespoke. Here's how.

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Want to Extend the Life of Your Jeans?

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Courtesy Matt Rho

Rips, tears and crotch blowouts are bound to happen, especially if you wear your jeans non-stop. But you don't have to toss your jeans out once a breeze makes its way through them. Repairing is caring and here's how to care for your jeans to give them a second wind.

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