Pov To Posh | The Denim Edition

By Gen Nenna
28th Apr 2017


For some, winter is an opportunity for a much needed wardrobe update, for others it’s met with despair as we watch our tans slowly fade away (at least we don't have to shave our legs as often, amirite?). Whatever your stance, high-quality denim is a must-have staple in every winter wardrobe. 

I think we can all agree that shopping for a new pair of jeans is ~literally~ the worst. We walk into the changing rooms so confident, but it always ends in self-loathing and misery. Whether the hole in your denim crotch has gotten far too large to pass off as a fashion choice, or you’re just looking for a solid investment piece, we have compiled a list of the best denim around Melbourne, no matter your budget. It’s our Pov to Posh jeans roundup.

$          $50-$100

Dejour Jeans

The denim gods were shining upon us the day Nam Huynh opened Dejour Jeans. You wouldn’t think much of this unassuming little shop front as you walk down Sydney Road…if it wasn’t for the huge line of people waiting out front, desperate to grab some new denim for an absolute steal. A pair of jeans from Dejour will cost you about $60 including alteration if, like us, you’ve been hitting up the gym and wanna show off your rock hard glutes. Dejour’s Storm Boyfriend Jeans are an absolute must-have for winter.   

Check them out here

Cheap Monday

Since their inception in 2004, Cheap Monday have built their brand on the philosophy that jeans don’t have to be expensive to be fashionable—and with the amount of little skulls we’ve seen placed on booties all around Melbourne, we think they’re definitely on to something. Cheap Monday is stocked in plenty of chain stores around the city, and we just can’t go past their original Tight Pure Blue Jeans.  

Check them out here.  

$$        $100-$150

Dr. Denim

An apple bottom a day keeps the doctor in business. Just like the GP you’ve been seeing since you were a little kid, Dr. Denim isn’t just another brand, they’re family—offering you innovation, knowledge and high-quality pieces to live your life in. We are absolutely living for their Nora Jeans in Grey Retro Stone. 

Check them out here.

Ziggy Denim

Melbourne’s very own Ziggy Denim is all about unleashing your rebellious side—taking the humble blue jean and overlaying it with innovative washes and splashes of colour. We’re ready to party in Ziggy Denim’s Twiggy Step Mum Jean in Silver Splash.

Check them out here.  


Whether you’re working your late-night moves, or just copping a tonne of compliments about your brand new jeans, Wrangler has got your back every time. The iconic label has built its brand and huge following on a very simple philosophy—to create the world's best five pocket jeans. Trends will come and go, but Wrangler’s devotion to denim will never fade. Make heads turn in the Hi Pins Jean in Stellar Blue. 

Check them out here

$$$      $150+

Neuw Denim

In honour of Founder Par Lundqvist’s vintage denim collection, Neuw Denim has added old-school touches to each of their designs to give them a pre-loved feel. Featuring repair stitches and a fob ring, you’d think they’d been made specially for Northside hipsters to go vintage shopping. Check out Neuw Denim’s versatile Razor Skinny in Night Smoke; it’ll take you from brunch to bar.

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Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone has been a leader in the denim game for years, boasting classic, high-quality tailoring that really is worth the investment. Inspired by downtown New York, these super cool jeans are so easy to wear, and are now even easier to find after opening their very first Aussie store, right here in the CBD. Dare to flare in Rag & Bone’s Crop Flare Jean

Check out their range here

Denim Smith

If this list has made one thing clear, it’s that Melbourne is absolutely crushing the denim game, which is why it wouldn’t be complete without Brunswick’s very own Denim Smith. These guys love producing high-quality denim in Melbourne and we’re in love with their Quinn Jean in Light Indigo.   

Check out their range here

Image Credit: Dr. Denim

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