Best of Boston

BEST Jeans

2013 BEST Jeans

National Jean Company

Boston

This suburban denim depot was long overdue for a city location, and its sophisticated Newbury Street storefront was well worth the wait. Browse five pockets from J Brand and DL1961; premium selvage denim; and tops, dresses, and accessories from a… read more »

2009 BEST Jeans, Affordable
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Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th

Wrentham

Remember when trend-watchers said premium denim would go the way of last decade’s fitted tees? Uh-huh. Jeans fiends are still beelining it to Off 5th, where pairs of Seven, Joe’s, J Brand, et al. can be had for up to… read more »

2009 BEST Jeans, Men's
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The Tannery

Cambridge

No more standing before a certain unnamed ‘denim bar,’ wondering where on earth to begin. No more searching specialty stores’ stacks of wash-du-jour denim, wondering where they put all the stuff for guys who aren’t pocket-sized indie rockers. Having expanded… read more »

2009 BEST Jeans, Women's
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Riccardi

Boston

Buying within a clothing genre whose designers seem to delight in tweaking our dysmorphic tendencies has left us feeling broke, fat, and alone on more than one occasion. But at Riccardi, no body is left behind. With original denim-obsessed hipster… read more »

2008 BEST Jeans, Men's

Jean Therapy

Boston

Its stock of denim is unrivaled: 7 for All Mankind, Kasil, 1921, we could go on—and on—but we don’t want to turn the rest of this write-up into a laundry list. Suffice it to say Jean Therapy has a fit… read more »

2008 BEST Jeans, Women's, South

Envy

Norwood

If it’s true the average American owns 8.3 pairs of jeans, that means the average American woman owns 7.3 pairs that don’t fit. Nicole Vaphiades thinks we can do better. Her boutique stocks labels like James and Chip & Pepper,… read more »

2008 BEST Jeans, Women's

Barneys New York

Boston

While these days any clothing boutique worth its counter-side Hanky Panky display boasts a ‘denim wall,’ none can touch the selection at the downtown Barneys. The racks and tables and shelves of jeans include the blue-chip (True Religion, Paper Denim… read more »

2007 BEST Jeans, Women's

Injeanius

Boston

There’s the selection: 70-plus styles from labels both trusted (Rock & Republic, Citizens of Humanity) and up-and-coming (Goldsign, Fidelity). But it’s owner Alison Barnard’s uncanny gift for knowing precisely which one will give us longer-looking legs and a perkier behind… read more »

2007 BEST Jeans, Men's

Riccardi

Boston

Boston’s original denim source—and the pride of Evisu jeans-clad owner Riccardo Dallai—stocks more than 40 “it” lines, among them Prps, Ksubi, and Nudie. read more »

2006 BEST Jeans
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Jean Therapy

Boston

Always looking for the Next Big Jean, owner Leah Eckelberger offered hot brands like Oligo Tissew, Those Are Mine, Farmer, and Drifter (as well as frank opinions on your derriere) before anyone else. read more »