Check Jean Density
Jeans are often considered a breed of their own in the fashion world. Like all textiles, though, not all jeans are created equal.
"My first tip for buying jeans is to pay attention to the density of the fabric," says Elana Brynes, founder and creative director at Kings of Cole clothing.
To check jean density, hold the fabric up to the light and see how much light comes through. This will determine how tight the weave of the fabric is.
"The tighter the weave is, the longer the jeans will last," she says.