Diamond watches, high end Louis Vuitton bags and sheared mink are a passé now. Instead the trending luxury fashion item comes either in a pair of slim fit or flared, boot cut, acid-washed or torn. While the world’s most expensive pair of jeans is worth $1.3 million by Secret Circus, the designer jeans are not left behind in terms of luxury. Having said that, now I offer you top list of most expensive jeans brands that define luxury in a rugged demeanor.
“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, and simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes. ~ Yves Saint Laurent”
No longer confined to the working class origins, the haute dungarees are now looked upon as high end apparel being accepted at formal events as well. Thanks to designer brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, who have made the denims a wardrobe staple for people of all walks of life.
There is a pair for every individual. While you can find a pair of Levi’s jeans for less than $20, Gucci’s ‘Genius Jeans‘ have been cited by Guinness World Records as the most expensive jeans in the world. Gucci’s standard pair of jeans is available at a minimum price of $600. In 1998, Gucci made headlines when their normal pair of distressed, ripped denim was priced at an astonishing $3,134.
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To summarize not all denims created by same manufacturer are equal. When the price tag of any particular pair is sky high then we must comprehend the finest quality of the blue jeans that incorporates the best weaves, rarest batches of fabric, manual labor and lot of detailing. And when there is no price check then sky is your limit.
Here is the list of the expensive jeans brands
Presently Gucci’s “Genius Jeans” are cited as the world’s most expensive pair by Guinness World Records. As I have already mentioned early in this post that even Gucci’s standard pair of jeans is available at minimum price of $600.
The brand had made a stir back in 1998, when they debuted their distressed and ripped jeans at an astonishing price for $3,134. Today the fashion house is certainly the denim world, when it comes to high end jeans.
It seems GUESS has gone back to its roots, by drawing cues from the authentic American soul of Nashville, otherwise known as Music City for its latest range of denims.
3. Dolce & Gabbana
This brand is synonymous with luxury and it’s pretty obvious to find their dungarees with a price tag. Usually D&G jeans feature distressed faded fabric as the material for the denim. Their limited edition of expensive jeans featured embroidered butterfly designs, while the back pocket was adorned with a gold logo of the company.
4. Roberto Cavalli Jeans
Finally we have arrived at the designer section. While the above mentioned brands in the list of the top 10 most expensive jeans brands are jeans manufactures, the fashion designers are not left behind to grace the chart.
Roberto Cavalli is counted among the high end fashion houses in the world and when such a brand decides to design a pair of lush jeans, it had to come with a heavy price tag as well.
Their jeans are widely popular especially among the elite class. Even their regular pair of jeans comes with different jewels. Such exclusive denims are sold at their store located in Madison Avenue in New York City, but you should be prepared to shell out $1,200 if you want to get the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker.
5. Levi Strauss & Co. 501
They say jeans get better with age! The fathers of denim jeans have given an incredible boon to the merchandise industry – the jeans which have now become almost everyone’s wardrobe staple, no matter whether it’s thrifty or expensive just like the vintage pair of Levi’s jeans from 1880′s which was auctioned for $60,000.
In two other similar cases, one dating back to the late 18th century and the other from the early 19th century were purchased for $46,000 and $36,000 respectively where Levi’s itself was the buyer of the former.
6. Earnest Sewn Custom Fit
Here is another company, which accepts personalized offers from customers. Apart from encrusting crystals and gold chains, the brand also accepts orders for personalized fits. The brand takes exact measurements, thereby ensuring that you will get a perfect fit once it is done.
Escada, the luxury American fashion house that was established in 1978, allows their customers to personalize their jeans with their own personal detailing. While some customers add in a button fly, others prefer good old-fashioned zipper.
Some customers even want their jeans to be faded and there was an occasion when someone had once asked Escada to encrust Swarovski crystals into a customized pair. This is how Escada had sold their customized pair for whopping $10,000.
8. APO Jeans
One of the most expensive pair of APO jeans is accentuated with silk pockets and riveting made of gold, silver and platinum along-with exquisite gemstones. On the other hand, the manufacturer ensures that their regular jeans are made of the finest fabrics for the customized pair.
9. 7 For All Mankind
Also referred as Seven Jeans, this premium denim brand was founded in 2000, initially for women. After 2 years, the brand started out men’s jeans. Apart from their mainstream production of jeans, the brand also produces items such as skirts, shorts, and denim jackets.
Sold in over 80 countries including America, Europe and Asia, this brand has become highly popular and is also widely available at prominent stores such as Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Belk.
10. Dussault Apparel
With a price of $250,000, the Thrashed Denim Line by Dussault Apparel definitely deserves a place in this list. It is an entirely hand made process where the jeans are washed 13 times and then they are dyed and painted between each wash. Wondering why it is priced so high? Each pair is encrusted with 16 one carat rubies, 25 half carat diamonds and 1080 grams of 18K white or rose gold. Though the jeans may not be appealing to your eyes with all the skull designs on it, it is worthy of the price tag for the sheer amount of hard-work involved.
Would you be willing to shell out $15,600 on a pair of jeans? If yes, then pick up a pair of Diesel’s Denim Atelier limited edition jeans embellished with nothing less than Swarovski crystals. These were specifically created for the Indian market with a price tag of 1 lakh rupees.
Balmain is a fashion house founded by Pierre Balmain in France. This brand has grabbed the eyeballs of the fashion industry with it’s sleek design and price range. Though these jeans are priced on the higher side they are in demand for their fit and detailing. A lot of celebrities likes Gigi Hadid, Fergie, Kate Moss, etc. have been spotted in various Balmain outfits.
13. Giorgio Armani
The Armani jeans embodies the idea of a young, cool, relaxed and modern person. The average cost of Women’s Armani jeans from their spring collection cost $1,295 USD. Unlike the brands which have embellishments and embroidery, Giorgio Armani prefer to keep it simple.
There’s nothing about Burberry that could classify as ordinary. Their uber expensive apparel is a favourite of many. Their jeans would cost you about $295 atleast. Is it worth the hype? Try it out to know.
Loewe is for the funky crowd who want to stand out. The style of their jeans is a flare towards the end with groovy patch pockets. These would cost about $1,150 USD whereas their regular ones would cost $650 USD.
16. Stella McCartney
Calling themselves a brand of sustainable luxury fashion, Stella McCartney has surely grabbed eyeballs. Their wide range of products exude luxury and oomph. Their wide jeans stand at $735 USD, plain and simple.
So these are the top picks on the most expensive jeans brands that define luxury in a rugged demeanor!