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If you like distressed — but not stressed — vibes in your men’s jeans, we’ve got everything you need to create your look. We’ve been obsessing over the details of our jeans for decades, so we care about all the details that make up a great pair of jeans. This includes all the hand-made ripped, distressed and destroyed details you can think of. Strategic fading and fraying. Fringed hems. Ripped-and-repaired distressed elements. For those of us who prefer our jeans to feel worn-in and well-traveled, distressed jeans from AE are the answer. Pair your new ripped jeans with all your favorite AE men’s tops like t-shirts, button down shirts, tank tops, hoodies, sweaters and more to create a look that’s all you, all the time.

Our distressed jeans come in every fit you could want. Ranging from distressed skinny jeans that create an edgy vibe with ripped elements and a tight fit, all the way to tapered jeans or straight leg jeans with frayed holes and torn strings. For all those warm-weather days though, there’s nothing better than a pair of distressed jean shorts featuring frayed hems and ripped details. Distressed jeans are designed with lighter destruction than our destroyed jeans, which feature bigger tears, and more breakdown. Whether you prefer lightly destroyed jeans or want the heavier destruction style of destroyed jeans, we’ve got them in all kinds of washes from super light acid wash colors all the way down to darker hues like deep, rich indigo.

Find AE men’s jeans in all kinds of denim fabrics ranging from rigid cotton denim all the way to our latest in stretch technology. Cotton denim breaks in over time and becomes more custom to how you wear it, while Flex denim is durable and designed to give you just enough stretch to move comfortably with no problem. Ne(X)t Level Flex takes that idea and improves upon it to create a fabric that’s beyond anything you’ve ever felt with a high stretch level that always keeps its shape no matter what you’re up to. Or try out a new pair of distressed jeans in Ne(X)t Level AirFlex – a fabric designed with an authentic denim look but with flexibility to keep up with your day. At American Eagle we’ve spent over 40 years perfecting the art of denim, so each option is carefully designed to deliver a great fit and even better feel.

Never settle for less when it comes to your jeans. Shop by fit to find all your favorite styles like skinny jeans, tapered jeans, straight leg jeans and a bunch more feel-good designs, or shop by jean trend to find the newest hits we can’t get enough of. Find styles like ripped jeans, colored jeans, non-stretch jeans and a ton of other always-on trend designs. Whether you prefer to buy the same kinds of jeans every time or you want to branch out with a new fit or design, we’ve got you covered with options in our best of class men’s denim. And since we always want you to feel good in your jeans every time you wear them, we make our men’s jeans in waist sizes 26-44 and lengths 28-36.