The Best Dad Jeans for Men to Buy Now

The Best Dad Jeans for Men to Buy Now

Although we don’t always admit it, dads are right about a lot of things and their foresighted selection of pants is one of their biggest wins. That’s right: the dad jean is having a comeback. There’s something about a pair of slouchy, unfussy jeans that signal a relaxed and comfortable confidence. These bad boys are versatile enough for mowing the lawn, hanging with the guys, date night, or even a casual day at the office.



  • Best Overall

    550 Relaxed Fit Jeans
    Levi’s

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  • Best Premium Dad Jeans

    Statesman Straight-Leg Organic Selvedge Jeans
    Outerknown

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  • BEST DURABLE DAD JEANS

    Rugged Wear® Relaxed Stretch Flex Denim Jean
    Wrangler

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  • BEST BUDGET DAD JEANS

    Five Pocket Tapered Leg Jean
    Carhartt

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  • Best Dad Jeans for the Office

    Relaxed Taper Jeans
    GAP

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Right away you’ll notice the relaxed, looser fit of the dad jean. Then the subtle high rise. And of course, the light blue denim. Something about dad jeans are a little off–maybe they slouch a little onto your shoes, perhaps the waist sits further up than you had anticipated–but in an endearing way, it just works. Ahead, we found the best dad jeans worth sporting now.

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Best Overall

550 Relaxed Fit Jeans

Best Premium Dad Jeans

Statesman Straight-Leg Organic Selvedge Jeans

BEST DURABLE DAD JEANS

Rugged Wear® Relaxed Stretch Flex Denim Jean

BEST BUDGET DAD JEANS

Five Pocket Tapered Leg Jean

Best Dad Jeans for the Office

Relaxed Taper Jeans

How to Style Dad Jeans

The key to styling dad jeans without looking sloppy is balance. When wearing a loose garment on the bottom, aim for a slimmer upper half while drawing the focus to your best asset. A well-fitting tee or sweater and classic leather belt are good places to start. George Clooney wears his dad jeans with handsome lace-up brogues or boots, a fitted tee, and leather jacket. Depending on your style, you can go full dad mode with dad shoes if you’re into that sort of thing. Beware: bad jokes may follow. You were warned.

Sara Klausing is a contributing style editor with over ten years of experience.

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