10 Best Streetwear Jeans - Top Quality Denim

Jeans are perhaps the ultimate everyday wear item. With a few exceptions, jeans can be worn to just about any occasion. Depending on the design and how you style them, they can be casual or smart-casual. With the right cut and colour, you may even get away with wearing them for work or at a formal event with a somewhat relaxed dress code.

Then there's personal preference. Some guys like skinny jeans, others prefer their pants baggy. Some of you may have a couple of pairs of each in your wardrobe. Whatever your style, jeans are a staple menswear item.

Our collection of high-quality streetwear jeans brands offers a range of styles and colourways to suit every taste. We've got classic blue denims, black, and neutral, ripped, distressed, and shredded. All our high-quality jeans are made with soft-stretch denim for the best fit, comfort and flexibility.

Here are some suggestions for the top ten streetwear jeans of 2022.

Best Baggy Jeans

Baggy Denim - Pale Blue

The first of our baggy jeans styles, our Baggy Denim in Pale Blue are made from a soft-stretch Candiani denim. Offering a relaxed straight fit with a low rise, they feature five pockets and a split hem detail to the inner leg. Fastening with a zip fly, they also include belt loops so you can use a belt to customise the fit. Finishing touches include a metal bar to the coin pouch, logo-embossed buttons, and rivets.

Pair with the Blank Long Sleeve T-Shirt in Vintage White, one of our men's oversized hoodies and the coordinating Reptor Low in Vintage White for a seasonal take on a classic look.

You can also take your pick from other colourways, including Greystone, Black, Vintage White, and 'Worn Blue Paint' which feature artistic splashes paint up, concentrated at the bottom of the legs but also peppering the front and rear.

 

Baggy Destroyer Denim - Black

Still offering a relaxed fit in soft-stretch black denim, the Baggy Destroyer Denim pants are fashionably distressed with destroyed knees. Featuring five pockets and fastening with a zip fly, the pants are a straight fit and have a low rise. Belt loops are provided, and the look is completed with rivets, logo-embossed buttons, and a metal bar on the coin pouch.

Pair with one of our puffer jackets over an Everyday T-Shirt, and Alpha Low kicks, in Black.

You could also go for the Baggy Destroyer Denim in Worn Blue. The details are much the same, but you'll get a different look. Check out our article on outfits with black jeans for some inspiration.

Baggy Shredded Denim - Black

For less stylized ripped jeans, try our Baggy Shredded Denim in Black. These pants follow the same relaxed fit as the Baggy Destroyers, in the same soft-stretch black denim. However, here, the distressing is done by hand, making the repaired detailing more authentic. They're also stitched and washed. You still get the five pockets, zip fly and belt loops. The jeans are a straight, low rise fit and finished with our standard rivets, logo-embossed buttons, and a metal bar on the coin pouch.

Juxtapose the distressed look of the jeans with the soft texture of our wool Work Shirt in black on black check. For more tips on styling black jeans, check out our article on black jeans outfits for men

Best Carpenter-Style Jeans

Carpenter Denim

Made from a heavy oz slight stretch denim in the signature baggy silhouette, our Carpenter Denim pants offer a different aesthetic. Carpenter features to the rear legs complement the front double knee panels. The pants have five pockets and fasten with a zip fly. Accompanying the front left belt loop is a brushed metal D ring and there's a logo-embossed metal bar to the rear left hoop. ‘R’ embossed rivets with a logo-embossed front button finish the jeans.

The Carpenter Denim jeans are available in dark to light tones from Black and Vintage Black to Taupe and Stone. Style with a light coloured t-shirt, such as the Represent Owners Club T-Shirt in Ash Grey

Best Straight Leg Jeans

Straight Leg Denim - Pale Blue

Crafted from a soft-stretch cotton/elastane denim, the Straight Leg Denim offers a new denim shape. They have a straight fit that's slim fit through the thigh with a mid-rise. The pants are distressed and finished with seam detailing on the bottom rear of the legs. Five pockets give you lots of storage options, and there are belt loops if you want to accessorize or customize the fit. A zip fly, logo-embossed buttons, rivets and a metal bar to the coin pouch are the finishing details.

With straight leg jeans, you can afford to go a little oversized with your top fits, such as our Terrier Tension T-Shirt in Vintage Black.

Straight Leg v Denim - Sand Jean

A new silhouette in Sand, our Straight Leg V Denim - Sand jeans are made from soft-stretch denim. As with the pale blue version, they follow a slim fit through the thigh, with seam V detailing on both lower legs. The pants feature five pockets and are finished with logo-embossed buttons, rivets and a metal bar to the coin pouch.

A simple black Blank T-Shirt and the Harrier -Triple Black sneakers will set off the neutral tone. Slide a simple belt through the belt loops provided to finish the outfit.

Best Alternative Jeans

Underwork Denim - Black/Flannel Jean

We've also got ripped jeans where the distressed areas are backed with flannel patchwork, to offer glimpses of the fabric.

Our Underwork Denim -Black/Flannel have a skinny fit and regular rise in soft-stretch Canadian denim. You'll find five pockets, providing plenty of space to carry all your essentials, and belt loops. Fastening with a zip fly, they are finished with logo-embossed buttons, a metal bar to the coin pouch and rivets.

Wear with a shirt in a coordinating pattern, such as our Zip Workshirt in Grey, and the Reptor Low in Wolf Grey, for a pulled-together look

Underwork Tartan - Blue Cream/Flannel Jean

Like the style but not into black jeans? Don't worry, we've got you covered with the Underwork Tartan - Blue/Cream Flannel

Most of the details are as above, but the jeans are blue, and the fabric is a cream and brown tartan flannel. Pair with a tonal checked shirt, graphic t-shirt, or style with our Blank Sweater in Brown for a more casual look. Finish either ensemble with the Alpha Low in Antelope.

There you have it, our picks for the best streetwear jeans available. You can check out the whole collection of jeans brands to make your selection.

In the meantime, allow us to take you on a quick journey, as we give you some more information about how jeans became the go-to item of everyday wear around the world.

A Brief History of the Jean

Originally worn by cowboys, and workers such as miners, jeans were quickly adopted by movie stars and rock and roll icons. Over the years high-fashion and pop culture turned this functional garment into both a statement piece of clothing and an everyday staple.

Jeans were first invented in the 1800s, with the word referring to a twill cotton cloth that was used for trousers. Soon the word referred to the item of clothing it was commonly used for. Blue jeans were made from this material, and were being manufactured in the town of Nîmes (bleu de Nîmes) in France. It is still unclear whether "denim" was used as an anglicized version of the name of the town, or if an existing English product adopted the name to add prestige.

Either way, by the 20th Century, we were all calling cotton and especially denim informal trousers "jeans". We were also largely connecting jeans to America, thanks to Levi's.

Levi's were first patented in 1873 by tailor Jacob Davis and his business partner Levi Strauss, who owned a wholesale fabric house in San Francisco. They were dark indigo-dyed denim offering pockets and sturdy riveting, making them ideal workwear. Levi's were also manufactured in 'brown duck', but the invention of the 501 style in 1890 made the blue denim incredibly popular.

The quality of Levi's was already appreciated by workers, as the copper rivets stopped their pockets from ripping so often. However, Levi's initial patent ran out in 1890, opening the market to other brands. Notable jeans brands included Blue Bell, who entered the jeans market in 1904 and would later become Wrangler.

Both male and female Hollywood stars of the 1920s and 1930s, such as Gary Cooper and Ginger Rogers began to be pictured wearing jeans, adding to their popularity. The 1950s took this association to another level with jeans being linked to the rebellious personas of stars such as James Dean and Marlon Brando.

In the 1960s, some schools in America banned jeans, adding to their popularity, at the same time as rock stars made them their unofficial uniform. From the 1970s onwards, jeans began to change into high-fashion pieces, with brands such as Ralph Lauren, Guess, Versace and Dior eventually creating their own jeans and other denim-inspired pieces.

Over the last few years, music artists such as Kanye West and Justin Bieber have increasingly become synonymous with streetwear pants, including jeans. Wearing their own brand, or custom-made items, these guys represent the brands to their millions of fans, simply by wearing them on stage or in their everyday lives.

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With free shipping UK-wide and a variety of discounts elsewhere on the site, there's never been a better time to upgrade your streetwear. This is a great time to shop at Represent.