Jeans, simply put, are an absolute men’s essential wardrobe item. For casual or business casual wear (yes business casual), they are the perfect addition to any versatile wardrobe. All though there are many different kinds of washes men’s jeans dark wash jeans have proven to stand the test of time. And if I had to pick what wash to go with first the dark wash jeans would be my first pick.
Dark Wash Jeans can be worn by guys with any body type. If you follow my capsule wardrobe guide, then you know they’ll go with almost any color in your wardrobe if you stay with neutrals. And because of the dark color you can easily dress them up or down. For casual wear, you can pair them with white sneakers, t-shirts, polos, oxford dress shirts, and v-neck sweaters with no problem. If you want to dress them up you can add a navy blazer, some Oxford dress shoes, or a crisp broadcloth dress shirt. Check out my men’s wardrobe essential article on men’s jeans where I go into further detail.
Below I’ve tried to include a nice of pricing and quality. No matter your budget you should be able to find something to fit your price range. Here is my pick for 5 of the best men’s dark wash jeans on the market today.
Levi 511 Slim Fit Selvedge Jeans
For anyone who prefers Levi’s as their choice of jeans, the Levi 511 Fit Selvedge Jeans ($128) are one of my favorites. Besides being a great low-cost selvedge jean, they have a nice modern fit that’s slim but not skinny, giving you room move which is great on most body types. The 511’s sit below the waist, and feature a narrow leg and a leg opening that measures about seven inches. These would be perfect paired with a denim jacket and your favorite pair of Red Wing boots.
J. Crew 484 Slim-fit Jean In Stretch Resin Rinse Japanese Denim
Although the J. Crew 484 is another Slim-fit Jean, it does work for most body types. I like to size up and get them tailored in the waist. The J. Crew 484 Slim-fit Jean In Stretch Resin Rinse Japanese Denim ($98) offering is cut from a Kurabo fabric, Japan’s first-ever denim brand. This jean has a little stretch added to it so you’ll be more than comfortable during your bike ride or walk.
Rogue Territory Standard Issue 15oz. Selvedge Jean
The Rogue Territory Standard Issue 15oz. Selvedge Jean ($240) is a great option if you’re looking for a relaxed tapered leg jean in a selvedge denim. Depending on your body style, a tapered leg design is perfect for those guys looking for a little more leg room. Sizes range from 29 to 38, so there are more size choices for this brand compared to some others. These jeans also feature a hidden side pocket, lasso stitching for style and single needle continuous waistband stitching provide a comfortable, yet durable pair of jeans.
Bonobos the Blue Jean
The Bonobos The Blue Jean ($108) is one my favorite 5 pocket jeans. Bonobos provide an ample amount of size options for their The Blue Jean line ranging from 28 all the way to 40. Additional sizes options make it easy to find your right fit geared toward your body style. Choose from Tailored, Slim, Athletic, Straight as well as lengths from 28 to 36. Pure American milled denim maintains a 1% stretch to ensure proper fit and perfect comfort.
Tom Ford Vintage Indigo Selvage Jeans
Ok, these jeans are absolutely outrageous in this cost, but I had to include them because the cut is on point. The Tom Ford Vintage Indigo Selvedge Jeans ($690) is a slim fit jean made in Italy from hand-scraped dark indigo broken twill denim. If you’re in the market for an awesome pair of luxury dark wash jeans, and the price isn’t an issue, these are the bad boys I would get.
Comfort and style are always important and for those all important casual days, men’s dark wash jeans are ideal. Your perfect pair of jeans and these 5 provide a multitude of styles and sizes to help you find the one that’s right for you.