Best denim shops for men



Atrium NYC
The selection of designer jeans at Atrium NYC offers the best when it comes to worn-out denim. Popular items include the majorly distressed Nudie Lab jean ($199); the beat-up PRPS Impala jean ($375 and up); and Robin’s jeans for the rocker, which feature Swarovski-studded back pockets ($375 and up). 644 Broadway at Bleecker St (212-473-3980,

Earnest Sewn
Designed and launched by the original cofounder and designer of Paper Denim & Cloth, Scott Morrison, the brand plays into the vintage Americana feel of jeans. You’ll see plenty of worn looks with distressed details like whiskers and faded streaks featured on a vintage straight-leg ($198), a super-low slim tapered jean ($198), and a high-rise cigarette pant ($210). 821 Washington St between Little W 12th and Gansevoort Sts (212-242-3414,

Adriano Goldschmied
Adriano Goldschmied carries a wide range of bootcut, slim, straight-leg, vintage, long and relaxed-fit jeans. If you want to diversify your pant wardrobe, you can find a stoned black slim-fit jean ($235), a dark brown straight-leg cord pant ($159) and a washed gray denim slouchy slim jean ($255). Best of all, most pairs feel softer than pajama bottoms and may inspire you to go sans underwear! 111 Greene St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-680-0581,

This shop’s specialty lies in slim jeans with an ’80s rock feel. It sells brands like Acne, Alexander Wang, Rick Owens, Ksubi and more. Find light blue washed and worn straight-leg jeans by Acne ($325), dark gray skinny-leg jeans by Corpus ($186), and Oak Black leather-panel high-waisted jeans ($264). 28 Bond St between Bowery and Lafayette St (212-677-1293,

Lucky Brand
The brand that started with a basic pair of blue jeans travels back in time to achieve the classic rock-n-roll look. Try slim bootcut jeans in a dark wash with grinding and distressed details on the thighs ($119), the 181 jeans in a light wash with a classic fit ($79.50), or vintage straight jeans with a wrinkled effect ($99). Locations throughout the city; visit


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