The Jeans That Will Get You Through Summer

Taylor Stitch Democratic Jean in a 24 Month Wash

The Jeans
That Will Get You Through Summer

The best pairs of lightweight denim that allow you to wear jeans in the heat.

The Democratic jean in 24 month wash, $178 / $138 by Taylor Stitch

During the warmer months, wearing jeans can sometimes prove problematic. The constant heat and rising humidity can make for sloppy (and often swampy) conditions if you start sweating through your jeans by lunch. Thankfully, there are options these days cut from thinner denim fabric—generally between 11 and 13 ounces in weight—which allow you to comfortably wear jeans without suffocating your lower half.

One of our favorite pairs is by Taylor Stitch (above). The brand had the incredible foresight to buy up as much American-made Cone Mills White Oak selvedge denim before the famed North Carolina mill shuttered last year. Which makes these jeans, stone-washed for a perfectly broken-in look and feel, some of the last of their kind. Check them out, along with our other Valet.-vetted seasonally appropriate picks.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Sullivan Slim Stretch Jeans in a Andrews Wash

Sullivan
slim stretch jeans
in Andrews wash,
$98.50 by
Polo Ralph Lauren

Sullivan slim stretch jeans in Andrews wash,
$98.50 by Polo Ralph Lauren

Levi's Made & Crafted Tack Slim Jeans in a Mikyo Wash

Tack slim jeans in Mikyo wash,
$198 by Levi's Made & Crafted

Buck Mason Standard Jeans in a 12 Month Wash

Standard jeans in 12 month wash,
$175 by Buck Mason

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Bonobos Summer Weight Stretch Jeans in a Vesper Wash

Summer weight stretch jeans in vesper wash,
$138 by Bonobos

Gap Wearlight Gapflex Jeans in a Black Wash

Wearlight Gapflex
jeans in black wash,
$69.95 / $56 by Gap

Wearlight Gapflex jeans in black wash,
$69.95 / $56 by Gap

Yes,
You Should
Wash Them

Yes,
You Should
Wash Them

Yes,
You Should
Wash Them

A regular washing will keep your jeans in good shape. Here's how to do it as well as combat problems like shrinkage, stretched-out buttonholes and the dreaded crotch blowout.

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