Today’s designer men’s jeans reflect the dynamism and flexibility of the timeless classic. ‘The American look’ offers from simplicity to complexity, utilitarianism to denim elitist excess, and modesty to sexiness. Premium raw denims, Japanese selvedge, and artisanal washes present an endlessly complex constellation of wearing options. Tapered and cropped looks find their appeal in clean geometry. Distressed variants embrace wear and tear and the appeal of the worn-in and strategically worn-through, achieving looks from the grunge to the avant-garde. Meanwhile, the recent interest concerning workwear has brought heritage silhouettes and brands back to the mainstream yet again. Up-cycled reclaimed vintage pieces bear both a sense of thrift-store historicity with the ineffable refinement of auteur revision.