7 Low Cost-Per-Wear Jeans That I Think Are Totally Worth It

If I were to rank items that are wardrobe staples for many, jeans would undoubtedly rank high on the list. If you're like me, that perfect pair of denim often gets worn multiple times per week as the finishing touch to either a laid-back or an elevated-casual ensemble. If you have your ideal cut already, wonderful. But if you're still on the hunt or are interested in trying another pair, what's coming your way may be particularly intriguing.

I asked my fellow fashion editor colleagues for their opinions on their favorite luxury denim brands. These are the labels that have A+ jean styles that can skew a bit higher in terms of price point initially but could be worth the investment given their lower cost per wear when you take into account comfort, quality, and style.

As a reminder, cost per wear is taking the price of the item and dividing it by the number of times you'll wear it to ensure each dollar you spend is going far. Essentially, if you were to wear each of these jeans three times per week (there are 52 weeks in a year, FYI), the cost per wear over a year could be as low as $1 or $2. For example, a $250 pair of jeans divided by 156 (52 weeks multiplied by 3 wears per week) equals $1.60.

Keep scrolling to check out some top-notch denim brands, complete with a bit of visual and shopping inspiration. You'll also find a cost-per-wear breakdown for each key silhouette as well.



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Fashion people can't get enough of those classic Levi's. It's the "Wedgie Icon" fit that's often most popular.

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Agolde is a go-to brand for many of my fellow fashion friends. The updated takes on classic cuts are top-notch.

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Anine Bing


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The style set adores Anine Bing for her range of laid-back yet elevated staples. These distressed jeans are A+.

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Fun fact: I routinely wear black skinny jeans from Paige. Others are clearly on board as the offering from the L.A.-based brand is quite comfortable.

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Mother's jeans are made of crazy-soft fabrics. It's no wonder why the line is incredibly popular—especially these cropped black jeans.

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Good American


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On the hunt for perfect-fitting jeans that are classic yet modern? Yep, Good American is where it's at.

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I often see fashion people wearing the straight-leg cuts, in particular, from this brand. Basically a no-fail.

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Next, check out a range of cute denim outfits.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.