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Cult classic: the black denim we’re coveting this season

A lot is said about the perfect pair of baby blue jeans. But this not that kind of article. Rather, this is for those who steer towards the black kind. The real workhorses of our wardrobes. Black denim may not come with the history of cowboys and tech revolutionaries, but it has long been a staple of getting dressed.

But here's the thing; black jeans are tricky. Some prefer them stark and sooty, while there are those who favour their black jeans ashy and aged. Next comes in the matter of cut. Are you high-rise or belly-baring? Is it a stove pipe shape you're looking for or something more relaxed and genuinely comfortable?

As winter rolls towards us, the piles of denim in our wardrobe will cycle through frequent rotations. But as always, our black jeans will sit atop them all. If you're on the hunt for a replacement pair or a new cut to carry you through the shifting seasons, you've come to the right place. Below, RUSSH rounds up a selection of the best black jeans available to cater to all shapes and needs.

From the double denim illusion courtesy of Balenciaga, a classic cut from Eckhaus Latta, ultra high from The Row, ultra low from Khaite, a distressed pair from Acne Studios and a pristine inky black from Bassike, these are our picks when it comes to black denim.

BALENCIAGA High Rise Straight Leg


ECKHAUS LATTA Wide Leg Jean Almost Black

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THE ROW Carlyl High Rise


ACNE STUDIOS Distressed Relaxed Fit Jeans


STUDIO NICHOLSON Ruthe Boyfriend Jeans


KSUBI Soho Raven


BASSIKE Organic Stretch Utility Jean

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KHAITE Kyle Low Rise Straight Leg


NOBODY DENIM Lou Jean Structurist Black

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RAEY Fold Organic Cotton Baggy Jeans

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LEVI'S Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans

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TOTEME High Rise Barrel Jeans

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RUSSH consider themselves something of an authority on denim. For a guide to the best denim brands, look no further. What about the jeans we'll be wearing until they fall apart on our bodies? Here the RUSSH editors share the jeans that they'll wear again and again and again.

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