We’ve all heard about “mom jeans“, and I’d assume “dad jeans” would involve tons of pockets and unnecessary add-ons. Nonetheless, I’ve got a pair that I think should be considered the ultimate pair of “dad jeans”.
They’re the Levi’s 511 Commuter. They are meant for bicycle enthusiasts and bicycle messengers, but they don’t look like something you’d find on the bicycle messengers I’ve seen in most cities – they’re nicely fitted clean, dark denim (they also have khaki’s).
They also have some of that technology that guys seem to be addicted to: water repellant finish ( also works for baby vomit), stretch and reinforced crotch (lots of bending over as a dad), and a reflective inseam (roll up your pant legs a little and be seen by cars at night). There is also an odor resistant treatment in case it takes a while to get around to washing them. Basically the greatest and coolest dad jeans ever made.