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The Best Jeans Brands You Should Be Wearing But Might Not Know About


Brooke Shields famously proclaimed that "nothing" comes between her and her Calvin Klein jeans -- and we know exactly how she feels. We can't imagine life without our favorite denim. They are arguably the hardest-working and most beloved item in our wardrobe. What other piece of clothing is perfectly acceptable to wear while gardening or walking the red carpet? Just jeans.

There's a pair for every activity in our lives -- running errand jeans, date night jeans, work jeans, I-feel-fat jeans, I-feel-skinny jeans, girls night out jeans. The list goes on and on.

With that range of versatility and style, it's only natural that our denim collections are constantly expanding, which means we're always on the hunt for exciting new brands to slip on. While we'll never stop loving our trusty Gap, Levi's or J Brand jeans, there is always room in our hearts for more dope denim.

With that said, we've rounded up a list of amazing companies that might not be on your radar, but should. Check them out below!

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Kourtney Kardashian, Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few, have all been spotted in McGuire jeans. And for good reason -- the brand prides itself on leg-lengthening silhouettes and quality craftsmanship. That's definitely a recipe for success.

One word: Obsessed. Since discovering this Los Angeles and London-based brand via Net-A-Porter, we've been hooked on its awesome range of luxe jeans. While Frame is known for its skinny denim, the company's Le High overalls have truly stolen our hearts.

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Again, another Los Angeles-made denim brand doing it right. The company only offers 5 silhouettes -- but between its range of washes and inseams, there are over 500 combinations of jeans that can be created. Plus, we love the chic matte black and rose gold hardware details.

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Launched in 1969, MIH (formally known as Made In Heaven) set out to create the best-fitting jeans. The London-based company has accomplished that and so much more. Not only is the fit superb, but so are the styles (our favorites: The Marrakesh and The Paris). You'll also want to check out MIH's chic collection of button-down shirts, cozy knitwear and must-have coats.

This company takes the phrase "premium denim" to a whole new level. The jeans are crafted from the brand's collection of 460 different denim fabrics sourced from around the world. And if you want the full luxury experience, you can visit 3x1's New York City headquarters to check out the impressive inventory, 24-person factory and design a pair of custom-made jeans.

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Don't be fooled by the name -- these are definitely not mom jeans. Rather, the band boasts plenty of swoon-worthy denim that is far from matronly. Even so, some of our favorite celebrity moms like Jessica Alba, Jordan Dunn and Katie Holmes have been spotted looking mighty fine in these jeans proving, yet again, that mothers can be sexy, too.

Hudson has been around since 2002, but recently the Cali-based company re-branded itself. The result is the same high-quality denim and a focus on creating a brand that encourages people to follow their passions.

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R13 is the answer to our rockstar-life dreams. The distressed, lived-in designs are super edgy, but still incredibly wearable. The company notes that it's inspired by the "rebellious spirit of America and the intrigue of unflinching authenticity." However you put it -- these jeans rock.

East meets west at this Los Angeles-based company that works exclusively with Japanese textiles. And the designs are so well crafted that the brand's creative directors, Jake Sargent and Daniel Corrigan, were 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists.

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