Style Pick of the Week: DSTLD Athletic Taper Jeans – Best Everyday Blue Jeans for Men

Best blue jeans for men.

If you’ve checked out the blog any time in recent months, you’re probably well aware of the fact that I’m a big advocate for the versatility of a pair of the best men’s jeans, yes? You just can’t beat the office-ready, date night-approved, wear-with-anything utility of classic men’s blue jeans, and that’s where DSTLD — our featured brand — comes into play (and into your wardrobe, naturally). But first, some quick news: Now through February 22nd, you can get 60 percent off everything sitewide with the code SALE60. 60 percent off some of the best men’s jeans? You better believe it. I’ve tried the brand over the years (in this roundup of the best rugged fall gear) as well as in recent weeks, and I’m here to say, if you want a new pair of the best jeans for men, the good folks at Los Angeles-based DSTLD have just what you need. It’s right in the name, after all: They’ve quite literally “distilled” your wardrobe into the best men’s basics around, including handsome cashmere sweaters, minimal tees and of course, the go-anywhere DSTLD Athletic Taper Jeans. If I had to sum up my DSTLD review in one word, it’d be: Stellar.

What makes the DSTLD Athletic Taper Blue Jeans so stellar, specifically? For starters, they’re a classic silhouette made modern — like a more polished version of straight-leg jeans, hence the taper through the leg (yet room in the seat and thighs). They’re not rockstar skinny, they’re not overly baggy — yes indeed, the DSTLD Athletic Taper Blue Jeans fit just right, and the laundry list of positives (and positive DSTLD reviews) only grows from there in your search for the best jeans for men.

Best classic men's blue jeans.

The DSTLD Athletic Taper Blue Jeans boast a nice, sturdy-yet-stretchy fabric blend, thanks to the use of 94 percent cotton, five percent polyester and one percent elastane. I’m partial to the Dark Wash Resin, a rich indigo dye that’ll only get better with age. And yet, for fans of other shades of denim, the crisp and classic DSTLD Athletic Taper Jeans also come in colors like Faded Black and Jet Black for more variety. Whatever you’re looking for in your new favorite pair of jeans, be it a crisp, slim pair of black jeans to wear to a rock concert, or sharp blue jeans you can wear to the office with an Oxford shirt, the DSTLD Athletic Taper Jeans are the pair for you.

The well-designed, well-made DSTLD Athletic Taper Jeans will set you back $128, an agreeable price compared to other premium men’s jeans brands (like another personal favorite, Mott & Bow). Keep in mind that the brand also offers complementary picks to go along with your purchase of some of the best jeans for men, like buttery-soft tees and one supremely cool, rugged chambray shirt. Best of all, the DSTLD Athletic Taper Jeans are the sort of jeans you can buy now and then wear into spring (and summer, if you’re bold). If you want to refresh your denim rotation, turn to DSTLD, folks.

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