The Best
Affordable Denim

The Best
Affordable Denim

A dozen pairs of jeans under $100

Best men's affordable jeans in 2022

A guy needs a good pair of jeans. It's the kind of garment that can make or break an outfit. That is why we often emphasize the importance of denim. Whether they are brand new or found in a thrift shop, the fit and finish are the most important aspects. Of course, well-made jeans often come with steep prices because of where and how they are made—specific needle stitching and the type of cotton that's used. But it doesn't always have to be that way.

If you want to invest in a great pair of jeans and have the scratch, you won't regret it. But if you're a “more is more” type of person, then stocking up on more affordable jeans is the answer. And the good news is that plenty of brands are now making some impressive pairs that you can get for well under a hundred bucks. Plus, there's always the secondhand route—which not only saves you some money but scores you a pair that's already broken-in and extra soft. I would suggest that if you're going this route, get jeans in three different fits. A straight-fit with a higher rise that can be dressed up for the office, a slimmer fit that you can wear for drinks with friends and loose-fitting jeans that you can lounge around the house in or run errands. We've picked some of the best and most affordable jeans right now, so take your pick, and always make sure you try them on and that you're happy with the look and feel—there are few things worse than ill-fitting jeans.

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The Best Men’s Jeans
Under $100 in 2022

J.Crew Classic Relaxed-Fit Jean

Classic relaxed-fit jean,
$114.99 / $57.49 (w/code SHOPNOW)
by J.Crew

Abercrombie & Fitch Loose Jean

Loose jean,
$79 / $63.20 by Abercrombie & Fitch

Gap 90s Loose Jean

‘90s loose jean,
$79.95 / $71 by Gap

Polo Ralph Lauren Hampton Relaxed Jean

Hampton relaxed jean,
$98.50 by Polo Ralph Lauren

Madewell Straight Jean

Straight jean
$128 / $94.50 by Madewell

BDG 90s Tapered Jean
BDG 90s Tapered Jean

’90s tapered jean,
$69 by BDG

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rag & bone Fit 1 Stretch Jean
rag & bone Fit 1 Stretch Jean

Fit 1 stretch jean,
$250 / $65 by rag & bone

Levis Secondhand Vintage 501 Jean

Vintage 501 jean,
$88 by Levi’s Secondhand

Everlane Organic Cotton Relaxed Fit Jean

Organic cotton relaxed-fit jean,
$88 by Everlane

Carhartt Vintage Double Knee Jean

Vintage double knee jean,
$75 by Carhartt

Levis 501 93 Jean

501 ’93 jean,
$98 by Levi’s

Wrangler Cowboy Cut Jean
Wrangler Cowboy Cut Jean

Cowboy cut jean,
$49 by Wrangler

Keep ’em Clean

Keep
’em Clean

Wash your denim regularly (every 10 - 12 wears) by themselves so the color won’t transfer to any of your other clothes. Make sure the wash temperature is cold and hang to dry once done.

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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