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The designers that we have chosen to carry on are without exception the most creative and hardest working people in fashion; Unlike other apparel designers, jeans designers have to make a product that is very durable and also cutting edge fashionable. Their daily work day is like Project Runway, but 100 times worse, as Nordstrom's, Barney's New York and other retail powerhouse make incredible demands on quality, fashion, and extreme delivery times. In the past few years a number of denim brands have been calling themselves "premium jeans" with impunity. No More! The editorial staff is dedicated to educate you and bring you the real premium jeans brands.

As in all good things, our measuring stick was very simple. Who are the people behind the most amazing pair of jeans. All of the people involved with the brands we selected are the industry leaders, starting with Frank Mechaly of Rockstar Jeans, to the incredible Dahans - Albert of Stitch's Jeans and Jerome of Seven Jeans and Citizens of Humanity Jeans, as well as Danny Guez of People's Liberation, William Rast, and now Dylan George, as well as Julien Jarmoune of Black Orchid. Their products distinguished themselves by the incredible workmanship, the limited availability of the denim fabric, the small productions of cuts, the constant quality of the creations, the obsessive attention to the fit, and the almost cult like following by industry connoisseurs.

We have studied, tried on, washed, pulled, opened up, dissected, conducted fit tests, visited dye houses and denim mills, talked to designers, manufacturers, trim reps, and gathered as much information as possible on several variety of premium jeans, and they finally decided to feature these "Best of Jeans" brands.

Shop Black Orchid

Black Orchid

Known for his innovative designs and creating the great success of J and Company jeans, reputable designer Julien Jarmoune has taken his life-long passion and talent to new heights. After extensive research of an industry dense with ostentatious designs, he realized there was something missing in the denim market: an elegant “basic” jean. Through combining his knowledge, design capabilities, and sheer determination, Black Orchid was born as a classic line appealing to women of all ages. The “unicorn” of the orchid family - the Black Orchid - is the rarest and most desired and often believed to hold unique powers. Black Orchid denim is derived from the same concept of rarity and beauty found in something so basic and affordable.

Shop CJ by Cookie Johnson

CJ by Cookie Johnson

With a keen eye for trends and how to wear them, Cookie Johnson despaired over the lack of premium denim for women with a figure like hers, fit…but curvy. "I couldn’t find jeans to fit my body type," she explains. "It frustrated me to try on every pair in the store and leave with nothing." Over the years Johnson realized that her testimony was one of many women. So, instead of waiting for a brand to appear that would fill the void, she decided to create one. Call it fashion kismet. Johnson started her search for the perfect business partner at the top; and she didn't have to look far. A mutual friend introduced her to denim legend Michael Glasser, the mastermind behind Seven for all Mankind, Citizens of Humanity and current owner of Rich & Skinny. Through his own blue jean journey, Glasser, too, had uncovered this missing market for the woman who wants a designer look, but doesn't fit into the standard, slim cut of premium jeans. A few meetings later and Cj by Cookie Johnson answered that demand: a new premium denim line embracing real bodies in both fit and style.

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Dylan George

Denim designer Danny Guez presents his highly anticipated lifestyle brand, Dylan George, for both men and women for Spring 2008. Guez’s new line establishes a new standard of apparel by marrying exquisite fabrics and handcrafted finishes with innovative, fashion-forward designs and an ultra-flattering fit. The line reflects the refined yet casual elegance of the new jet set exemplified by the exclusive Los Angeles scene where the brand is based. What sets Dylan George apart from the hundreds of other denim brands in today’s market is the authentic washes. Anyone can make a pair of jeans that “looks good” but “feeling good” is the key. Using premium fabric and a European fit, Dylan George has created authentic, vintage-inspired washes for a price consumers can afford. Every pair fits to perfection and with the wide range of washes, there is a pair for every occasion – from casual to upscale. So what’s next from the tireless visionary Danny Guez? No one knows. But one thing is for sure, it is certain to be another statement of inimitable premium fashion. The collection has become a staple in the closets of Hollywood stars such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Christina Aguilera, Eva Mendes, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale and Nicole Richie.

Shop RedEngine


Founded in 1999 by James Boldes, Red Engine confidently entered into the denim market, quickly becoming a business that has achieved cult-status among denim connoisseurs who demand the very best from his or her jeans. Jim, former Vice President of Production at Guess?, built Red Engine from the ground up, and literally began operations out of his garage. Red Engine has stayed focused, exclusive, and strongly maintains its commitment to produce a premium vintage inspired line that features cutting edge wash techniques.

Shop Rockstar


What is Rockstar? Rockstar was born out of a never say die attitude and a belief that being a rockstar is an attitude not necessarily reserved for musicians only. A rockstar to us is someone who has an iconoclastic approach to the world. Rockstars follow their own path and do things their way.

Shop Stitchs


The creator of Stitch's (R&D Surplus), Albert Dahan, is brightening up the denim world. Stitch's, steeped in "Rock n' Roll" style now has expanded its line to include embellished denim, brushed twill, crushed velvet, leather jackets and new washes and colors reflecting the change in season.

Stitch's Jeans began with a search for the finest and most unusual indigoes. All denims have undergone extensive washes using patented aging processes.



WeSC is a street-fashion brand for intellectual slackers. The name (We Are the Superlative Conspiracy) symbolizes what the company represents: a group and family of good, competent people working towards the same ideals and goals. WeSC aims to address like-minded people, who are awake and aware, regardless of race, religion or financial background.

People within the Superlative Conspiracy share the values and lifestyle of the WeSC founders, who were all avid skateboarders, snowboarders and, above all, creative minds. Late in 1999, the founders of WeSC joined forces to deliver a broader selection of street fashion for men and women.

Shop Antik


Antik Denim has quickly become a recognized premium denim brand in the U.S. and internationally. The manufacturing of the collections is distinguished by a craftsmanship and care reminiscent of a lost art. Each pair is individually decorated, chasing an era when things were made by hand. Exclusive Japanese, Italian and American fabrics are used for their quality and comfort. Antik Denim is a favorite among style-conscious men and woman. The brand offers a complete wardrobe in addition to jeans, including vintage-styled T-shirts, bags, and belts. Red Carpet celebrities include: Johnny Depp, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Teri Hatcher, Julia Roberts, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Ashlee Simpson, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopes, and Vince Vaughn. Antik Denim is destined to become the new American classic. Its not about denim: its about the pleasure of denim. Antik Denim's comfortable fit, premium material, and an attention to details has raised the bar.

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Citizens of Humanity

Many people have been wearing jeans designed by Jerome Dahan without ever knowing it. Jerome began his denim career as one of the founding designers of Lucky Brand jeans. After working alongside his mentor, Adriano Goldschmied, for many years, Dahan left to create 7 for all Mankind. Now with his latest creation, Jerome is again redefining the world of denim. His creativity with denim fabric knows no bound.

Shop DenimofVirtue


Denim of Virtue is a California-based premium denim company inspired by the finer things in life. Known for its detailed craftsmanship, we create timeless pieces for all occasions from fine dining to even house barbeques. Thus, Denim of Virtue jeans has become a staple item in everyone’s closet. All styles derive from the principles of “Virtue” on the notion that it brings love, justice, value, quality, innocence, kindness, hope, and character. Denim of Virtue believes that through “Virtue” one can emerge into the world of finer things. “Through the goodness in one’s heart, follows the finer things in life,” says Denim of Virtue. Our primary objective is to find a balance between sexy and classy. Fit, detail craftsmanship, quality, and even production are all perfected in Los Angeles California, which is the birthplace of premium denim. Always focusing on new designs and creativity, Denim of Virtue, continues to touch the minds of denim lovers. So how do you wear your Virtue??

Shop Monarchy


Established in 2004, Monarchy Collection is a leading Men's and Women's young contemporary brand, sold in better specialty department stores and boutiques worldwide. Know for their unique graphics, top quality fabrication, and superior fit, Monarchy has become a favorite among the trend setting Hollywood elite. Monarchy's target demographic includes Men and Women between the ages of 18 and 40. Monarchy has several divisions including Monarchy, Monarchy Black, Monarchy Watches and Monarchy Fine Jewelry. Celebrity fans are far too extensive to list, but include Ashton Kutcher, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Seacrest, Usher, Jessica Biel, Natasha Henstridge, Shannon Elizabeth, Slash, Jeremy Piven, Tyrese Gibson, Jake Gyllenhall, Nelly, and several others.

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Allison Izu

"Allison Izu, the company, came out of my own frustration with the fashion industry and my obsession with fit and details. I worked for two years creating my own basic fit patterns for petite women 5' 4" and shorter. And then, I decided to launch my first collection concentrating on a very difficult piece of clothing for every woman, denim jeans!", Allison Izu (Designer) She not only brought up the hemline to a 31" and 27" inseam (usually a 35" inseam), but also created a proportionate waist-hip-knee-ankle ratio. By bringing up the "knee break" Allison was able to create the long, lean look that we all yearn for. The designer also did subtle changes in back yoke proportions, pocket proportions and placement of details. Allison Izu re-design current silhouettes specifically for the petite frame.

Shop Yanuk


Yanuk is a premium denim line that offers the best in denim fabrications with the authentic vintage wash techniques. Unique design and detail with a relentless attention to fit are what sets Yanuk apart competing contemporary denim brands on the market. Yanuk jeans are noted for their flattering fit that has a butt-lifting effect. Essentially, Yanuk's mission is to make you love your butt!

Shop IronArmy


It all began about three years ago in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, when Steve Opperman & Steve Dubbeldam had just finished some overseas travelling. They started to get intrigued with the idea of blurring the line between fashion and art, creating wearable art.

The name Iron Army was there from the beginning, inspired by a verse in the Bible, Proverbs 27:17 that says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another". The quote is found screened on the inside of their jeans. They began altering jeans, practicing on friends' pairs, until something clicked.

Steve and Steve started with a small quantity production company, then made the big decision to move the production down to Los Angeles.

Shop 2wice


Up and coming designer and successful pop star Ray2wice presents to you 2Wice Couture! A new world of fashion and possibilities!

Shop Chloe Deschanel

Chloe Deschanel

Designer's Bio: I have designed dresses, shoes and jewelry, but yet I could never find the proper fitting jeans, or the proper rise or knee break. I also had a hard time finding really beautifully formulated colors. I love color and I wanted to make jeans that reflected my mood on days when I was particularly happy and grateful. So here are my favorite color jeans.

Shop Cohesive


Cohesive men’s collection represents the synergy of “preppy” and “edgy” styling. Engineered comfort gives the wearer a sense of class, while still staying edgy. Distinguished by its subtle graphics and infinite attention to detail, Cohesive forms a sportswear collection with truly contemporary twists. Signature elements such as embossed skull buttons, detachable hoods, and polka dot satin trimmings add to a distinctive, modern chic look.

Shop Denim Factoria

Denim Factoria

Denimfactoria is a brand born when Claudia and Maribel, two good friends living in Madrid, noticed a gap in Spain's denim offer. They had trouble finding cool and well tailored jeans at a reasonable price. Claudia, who has a degree in fashion design and had worked as a stylist on TV, and Maribel, a law graduate from Georgetown University in DC, contacted their friend, Antonio Safa, who happened to work in the jeans manfacturing industry since forever. The rest was history.

Denimfactoria's aim is to do really fun and interesting things and its jeans tend to be styles that can stand out in a sea of denim. The first collection consisted of only two styles and as these flew off the racks on some of Madrid's best boutiques the expansion of the brand began immediately.

An interesting part of the brand is its concern about the environment. That is why every time you purchase a pair of our jeans you will get a reusable woven bag with a cool illustration printed on it so you can take your jeans home. We do this in hopes of reducing the use of plastic and paper bags plus it's a free cool bag you can take everywhere!

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Frankie B

Daniella Clarke, creator of denim line Frankie B., world famous for popularizing the shocking “how low can you go” hip hugger, is truly living the Los Angeles fairy tale. Swept off her feet at just sweet 16 by former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, the two married and had a daughter, Frankie, who would later be immortalized when her mom started a denim line in 1998 and named it after her wee one.

Shop Gridlock Denim

Gridlock Denim

Launched in 2009, Gridlock Denim was founded based upon the idea that wearing denim should be a transformative experience, reflecting the wearer’s desire for living a cultured and fast-paced lifestyle. Gridlock offers a collection of denim and interchangeable pockets made from carefully chosen fabrics that are used to create intricate, alluring, and innovative designs to transform the wearer into the creator of his or her own unique look. Those who wear Gridlock Denim exude self-confidence, an edge, and know exactly who they are, and where they’re going. As each collection is launched, Gridlock amasses support from those who are masters of creating their own personal style, such as Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Blake Lively, AnnaLynne McCord, David Beckham, Eva Longoria, Samantha Ronson, Nicole Scherzinger, and Courtney Cox. Not afraid to take risks or stand out, a wearer of Gridlock takes their jeans and turns them into an expression of how they see themselves in the world they live in. Catering to both Men and Women, each set of pockets, two of which come with each pair of jeans, are woven and crafted with materials such as leather, suede, and pyramid studs to fit any occasion, and any mood. Gridlock has the advantage of using fine fabrics because the design of the jean allows for pockets to be zipped on and off, giving the wearer freedom and control of how they wear their denim. Pockets can be matched or paired together, or the jeans can simply be worn as themselves, allowing for the creation of multiple interesting and novel designs, all in one sitting. The denim that Gridlock uses to create each collection is from the best mills in Turkey and facilities in Los Angeles. Each pair of jeans is stitched with the ultimate care, ensuring that each body is accommodated with a perfect fit; aligning to all curves and subtleties of all shapes and sizes in walking, standing, or sitting position. One of a kind and original in design, Gridlock Denim reflects the designer’s passion for using denim to create vintage and iconic looks for the wearer that has a vision and a voice. Gridlock Denim is distributed internationally in Australia, London, New Zealand, Korea, and Japan. The brand retails in the U.S., including New York and Los Angeles, as well as with several online retailers, and is continuing to expand worldwide. Gridlock Locks It In With A New Design for Pockets: Music lovers and die-hard fans will be falling for Gridlock’s collector’s line of interchangeable pockets with designs of your favorite album covers. Coming January 2012. Gridlock Denim: Lock Yourself In.

Shop HA-67


HA-67 is a contemporary line with a true vintage spirit. After much success in Europe and Japan, HA-67 has now opened its doors to the USA, as it is now designed and produced in Los Angeles, California. Michael Mechaly the former brand president for Sacred Blue and Coil denim is the proud founder and designer of HA-67. At we were very impressed by Michael's knowledge of his products, the workmanship of the denim, as well as the comfortable fit. This brand will make a name for itself in the denim world by pure word of mouth.

Shop Kill City

Kill City

Drew Bernstein — Founder/CEO

Shop Mavi


Founded in Istanbul in 1991, Mavi Jeans designs a full collection of denim and separates for men and women. Mavi sells to specialty stores, better department stores, and specialty chains in 50 countries including the United States, Canada, Turkey, Australia, Germany, England, Denmark, Italy, France, and The Netherlands. Mavi has 180 retail stores with flagships in New York, Vancouver, Montreal, Istanbul, Berlin, and Frankfurt.

Shop Mike Lanes Jeans

Mike Lanes Jeans

Mike Lanes Jeans launched in 2009 by a creative designer who had one mission in mind: to make you look hot! It has been featured in Women's Wear Daily Denim, Life & Style Weekly, and in various denim blogs. Each jean is individually handcrafted and unique...just like you!

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Morse Jeans

Alex Dahan comes from a family of Denim designers, which include his father Albert Dahan of Stitch's jeans and his uncle Joe Dahan of Joe's jeans. Alex struck out on his own and has built a strong following due to his attention to details and fit.

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Rich and Skinny

What are two things every girl wishes for??? 1, To be Rich and 2, To be Skinny. Well thanks to Michael Glasser and Joie Rucker, this dream has come true. Launching in select high-end boutiques and department stores in late November of 2006, Rich and Skinny is an exciting collection created to fill a void in the denim market. Rich and Skinny is a partnership between Michael Glasser, founder of denim heavyweights Seven for All Mankind and later, Citizen of Humanity and Designer Joie Rucker, former owner of the wildly successful brand Joie. Glasser’s hands on experience, coupled with his comprehensive business and retail experience along with Rucker’s design sensibility has helped secure the team’s success in their new business venture. After studying the market and trends, Glasser found the denim market to be stagnant and has searched all the denim mills for the most comfortable, flattering fabrics with unique stretch denim that blends cotton with elastin, hence, the idea to create a new denim line was formed. Besides its incredible fabrics, Rich and Skinny is also known for their incredibly sexy yet comfortable fits. Rich and Skinny offers many styles ranging from a basic straight leg named “Sleek”, a super stretch denim legging called “Legacy”, to a slight boot-cut called “Rich” and a modern wide leg jean called “Bellissima”, as well as our “Boyfriend” jean fit which has been a front-runner in the boyfriend trend. These are just a few key silhouettes; however Rich and Skinny also offers fashion styles each new season to watch out for! Rich and Skinny offers the latest washes in denim, in all different hues. What further sets itself apart from all other denim brands is its color palette; offering customers the choice to wear a range of cool colored denim washes. Other exciting details are their buttons that were inspired by a vintage Cartier men’s cufflink that are rose gold in color and the inside trim and pocketing that is silk lined; all add to the beauty and richness of this new incredible line. When Michael Glasser and Joie Rucker got together to create a new denim line it was inevitable they would launch a brand women would want to wear. “Rich” is for all the details, “Skinny” is for how the jeans make you look and feel. Introduced for Holiday of 2006, Rich and Skinny has garnered quick success with retailers and can be found in select high end stores such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, specialty stores across the US, and a variety of online boutiques. In January 2008, Michael and Joie launched their new mens line “Rich” with all the same specialty fabrics and washes, and signature hardware. The Rich line has such silhouettes as; “Strong” Slim, “Bold” Boot, and “Chill” Relaxed, coming in a cool range of dark denim, vintage, grey’s each as comfortable as the next!



Rock & Republic was founded in 2002 by American fashion mogul Michael Ball. The brand is best known for its high-end denim and classic fit.

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Rock Revival

Inspired by the legends of Rock and Roll, Rock Revival's denim collection for men and women reinvents authentic tailoring with edgy, gothic detail translating into every stitch and wash. Each piece is handcrafted from the finest denim from Japan.

Shop v43


Versatility, durability, style and comfort are all qualities incorporated into each of our jeans. V43 takes a sporty-chic approach to denim creating fashion forward jeans for both men and women. We take the comfort and durability of jeans and switch things up with luxurious and alternative details that truly set our jeans apart from others. Our jeans have a stylish edge that incorporates European flair with American comfort. Attention to fit and detail is something we take great pride in here at V43. Every button, thread and fabric is individually selected to make every style of jeans unique. Each pair of jeans is carefully crafted until perfected so that we can provide jeans that suit your every need, from day to night.



William Rast, the ‘New America’ denim culture brand, was conceptualized and founded by business partners Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala in 2005. Originally comprised of only denim, the brand has expanded into a complete lifestyle collection. Grounded in the iconography of American denim heritage and biker culture, yet re-packaged and presented in a contemporary context, William Rast has found its place on the floors of top-tier department stores and boutiques across the globe, and has become a staple for denim fans worldwide.



Men's denim designers based in Los Angeles. Great emphasis on fit and quality.

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Brown Label Jeans

Brown Label established in October 2004 started simple with a goal to create a premium denim collection founded on innovative designs with intricate detailing, progressive washes and fashion forward fits. Positioned amongst Males and Females ages 20-45, the line is comprised of hand crafted custom designs recognized by denim purest. Designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California, the denim is imported from Italy and Japan, an important element to keeping the high level of quality and edge that Brown Label brings to the market.

Shop Ed Hardy Jeans

Ed Hardy Jeans

Ed Hardy men's denim is the brainchild of Christian Audigier & Joseph Sfez two legendary fashion icons bringing the raw Rock n' Roll attitudes of tattoo art and premium denim.

Designed with denim protégé Manu Sfez & Audigier side by side. The denim brand has grown from a humble vintage & raw denim collection adding denim blazers, jackets & cargo's along the way.

Our unique finishes & washes are a staple along with our most popular feature "The Rhinestone".

Ed Hardy men's denim has been getting massive amount of requests from the celebrity world from hip hop giants such as Timbaland, Lil' Wayne & Lil' Jon to the movie stars such as Nick Cannon, Kevin Dillon from "Entourage" to name a few.

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