Unless you've been hibernating this winter, you've probably heard the controversy surrounding Gen Z and the demise of skinny jeans. Whatever your stance may be about that, it doesn't matter today because we're here to talk about a denim style that every generation wholeheartedly embraces and will never fade away: straight-leg jeans. It's safe to assume that pretty much everyone has at least one pair in their closet. It's certainly the case with fashion editors.
As a fashion editor myself, I can confirm that straight-leg jeans are as essential as wardrobe essentials get, but not just any straight-leg jeans. There are a handful of styles that have a cult following for a reason: they're the best of the best (and not to toot our own horns, but we would know). Keep scrolling to find out which straight-leg jeans are in the cool club, and shop them for yourself, of course.
Reformation Cynthia Jeans are its classic, straight-leg style that they make in a variety of washes every season. The fit is great, they're comfortable, and they look like a designer pair but without the designer price tag.
All Re/Done jeans have long been a celebrity and fashion crowd go-to brand, but the style that remains a favorite is the Stovepipe Jeans. They're an excellent choice if you prefer straight-leg jeans that are more on the slim side and want both stretch and 100% options to choose from.
A newer one on the scene, & Other Stories Favorite Jeans have become a fast editor favorite (no pun intended). They're affordable and come in both full and cropped lengths. There's nothing not to love about them.
If you want to invest in a pair of really epic straight-leg jeans, look no further than Slvrlake London Jeans. The made-in-Los Angeles jeans are of the highest quality and look like an authentic vintage pair you'll want to hang on to forever.