GQ Selects: A.P.C.’s Essential Selvedge Jeans

“We’re going on a decade or more now of our love affair with A.P.C., when founder Jean Touitou introduced the New Standard jean. It’s the jean you buy and make your own. They are stiff as cardboard at first, but after a couple of wears, they break in like a great pair of shoes. The fit is perfect in that the waist sits on your hips but isn’t too low-rise and the slim, straight leg isn’t too skinny or too wide. 

We recommend holding off on washing them as long as possible to keep the dark, raw denim intact. When you finally do wash them, turn them inside-out in the bathtub with some cold water and Woolite® Dark, letting them drip dry. It’s the perfect jean if you’re going to pair with dressier items like a suit jacket and a pair of brogues – these are jeans that will elevate your look. They’re crisp and stiff and simple in the best way possible.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio and the Men’s Shop, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on

For the second edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 16 Fall essentials from the August issue. Check back every month for more.

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