Blue jeans will forever be our first love where denim is concerned, but we, the Who What Wear team, have opened our hearts (and our wardrobes) to their sibling style: black jeans.
You might think there’s no beating the versatility of true blue denim, but with black being as neutral as it gets, this variation goes with absolutely everything. Not only that, but the darker wash gives every outfit a smarter feel. And with party season in full swing, we’re looking for every opportunity to make our everyday staples feel after-dark appropriate.
If you don’t already own a pair, you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find the black jeans our editors consider to be the best of the best, from high-street iterations to investment styles. But first, check out the outfits influencers are assembling around this foundational item—if you weren’t convinced this is a buy worth adding to your wish list, expect to change your mind in no time.