World Denim Bar

Best Denim Bar, June 2007

Barneys, Ron Herman, and Jeany on Montana burst with dungarees, but an afternoon spent perusing the World Denim Bar at American Rag Cie bestows a new appreciation of the jean industry’s scope. Well-known lines such as 7 for All Mankind, Taverniti So, and Joe’s abut displays of under-the-radar labels like Dondup, Cassette, 18th Amendment, and Konzo. A $275 pair from Dsquared2 sits not far from Cheap Monday’s $65 offering, and a shrine to Levi’s has even less expensive ones. For $350, the Echo Park-based Work Custom Jeans can always sew you a fresh pair on-site.