Now several seasons into the surge of men’s premium denim, the lines between brands have become blurred. With hundreds of labels to choose from—DNR’s most recent Denim Directory listed 283—few names out there can claim a truly unique spin on Levi Strauss’s 134-year-old invention.
Back-pocket embroidery? Heaps of denim bear the stitches. A slim silhouette? Countless lines feature the fit. But an oversized plastic pill signifies just one possible brand inside its unusual packaging.
"You start one way as a baby, but why shouldn't you be able to choose your own path as opposed to culturally people telling you which way to go?" - Thom Browne at his men's spring 2018 show, where he celebrated gender fluidity. #pfw #wwdmens (📷: @delphineachard)
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)