I know jeans out there can be quite expensive especially when looking at name brand ones. I tend to go for the lesser known brands that are a whole lot cheaper because I would rather spend my money elsewhere. The jeans I'll mention today, go for way more than most of us spend on jeans and often rival the price of rent, a car, or a house. I kid you not.
There is a brand known as 3 X 1 that's been around since 2011. They have stock sizes but the prices are in the $100 to $400 range and it is going to be even higher, around $1,200 if you have them make you a pair of custom jeans. If you buy a regular pair, you have to choose by the waist size because the length of the leg is determined by the style.
Yves Saint Laurent relaunched their high fashion collection in 2015. In the process, their high end jeans are going for over $1000 each. If you don't want to spend quite that much you can get a pair for between $500 and $800 each but you don't have a choice of leg length, only waist.
Michael Kors is a company that began producing clothing for women but expanded to the men's market. In general, their jeans run a reasonable price between $100 and $300 but if you go for one of his tie-dyed leather bell bottom pants, those can go for over $1000. I found one in a Wisteria color, marked down to $1078 from $3,595 at Neiman Marcus. In another shop, they advertised a straight legged leather pant for just under $2000.
Let's pop over to Alexander McQueen, another well known fashion designer. They offer jeans ranging in price from $500 to over $1000 for a pair of these brand name jeans but some of their exclusive jeans range are in the $1000 to $2000 or more price range. I saw a pair of metallic jeans made of a metallic silver laminated material.
On the other hand, Gucci set a record back in 1998 when they released their "Genius Jeans". These jeans sold for a little over $3000. Gucci had taken a regular pair of jeans, distressed them, ripped them before adding African beads. This one pair is what got them on the list.
A.P.O. or Alpha Phi Omega Jeans are defiantly high end due to the added bling. They often use gold, silver, or platinum for rivets, small diamonds instead of buttons, so the cost depends on how many gems or types of metals they use but $4000 is the average price. One thing these jeans do have that most other jeans do not - they come with an appraisal sheet and an authenticity number.
Back in 2010, Escada created the Escada couture Swarovski crystal jeans. These jeans were decorated with Swarovski crystals. The ones that cost a lot are the ones with decorations running up and down the sides. They went for $10,000 at Neiman Marcus.
The pair of original Levi's 501 jeans dating back pre-1900's were put up for auction on e-bay and went for $60,000. These jeans were only one of two or three complete sets from before 1900. These were found in 1998 and never washed before being placed on line for sale.
On the other hand, check out the Dussault Apparel Thrashed Denim Line which are wash 13 times and hand painted or dyed between each wash before being decorated with 25 half carat rubies, 16 one carat rubies, 1080 grams of 18K rose or white gold, and 8 half carrot diamonds. You can have all this for a cool $250,000 and these distressed jeans are referred to as "whites".
Now for the most expensive jeans in the world. Made by Secret Circus clothing, this pair of jeans went for $1.3 million. These jeans look normal with designs on the legs but its the 15 diamonds on the back pocket which caused the price to be that high. Someone did buy the jeans but the company is keeping that hush hush.