Nothing says “American classic” like a trusty pair of jeans. But despite denim’s universal nature, it maintains an uncanny power to transform into a wide array of forms and expressions—dressed up to dressed down, workwear staple to high-fashion favorite. In recent incarnations gracing the runways and streets, the ubiquitous cloth has been tattered, torn, bleached, overdyed, distressed, and deconstructed, leaving the well-dressed man countless options for how to step out of the basic blue jean and into something spectacular this season. Read on for the five favorite men’s denim trends on our radar right now.

MOTO

Moto jacket? How ‘bout moto jeans? Or better yet…both. Utilitarian compartments give denim a heavy-duty lift and up your chances of finding a surprise twenty in a pocket you forgot even existed.

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BELSTAFF Circuitmaster Jacket / BELSTAFF Coated Moto Jeans / HARRIS Padded Collar Work Boot
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BALMAIN Coated Denim Moto Pants / RALPH LAUREN BLACK LABEL Multi-Zip Cargo Jeans / SAINT LAURENT Leather-Detail Moto Zip Jeans

OVERDYED

DISTRESSED

JUMPSUIT

It’s a look that might seem fashion-forward—in Rick Owens’ culotte version, it would be hard to argue otherwise—but this trending silhouette is actually a nod to the first denim workwear staples worn way back in the day.

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EARNEST SEWN Stretch-Denim Jumpsuit / PANTANETTI Back-Zip Boots
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WESTBROOK XO BARNEYS NEW YORK X NAKED & FAMOUS Mechanics Jumpsuit / RICK OWENS Bleached Denim Oversize Jumpsuit / NEEDLES Shortalls

PATCHWORK

WHITE

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The days of not wearing white off-season are long gone. A stark bleached trouser is the new basic you’ll wear to up the polish on any ensemble—year-round.

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CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN Tropical-Print Windbreaker / SIMON MILLER Bleached Shirt / SIMON MILLER Bleached Jeans / PANTANETTI Back-Zip Boots
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NAKED & FAMOUS DENIM Skinny Guy Jeans / JOHN VARVATOS STAR U.S.A. Five-Pocket Denim Jeans / ACNE STUDIOS Ace Jeans

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