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Tweens and Jeans

It’s only the most important piece of clothing they own! We put a bunch of 10- to 14-year-olds in a room with 217 jeans and let them pick their dream pair. What they liked and why.


Eli, 11
“I like the color because it’s crazy. I’d never wear anything but skinny jeans.”
Cheap Monday narrow jeans, $65 at Urban Outfitters, 162 Second Ave., nr. 10th St.; 212-375-1277.

Caroline, 12
“I care how they look on me more than what brand they are. I think they’re funky.”
Gray jeans, $106 at True Religion Brand Jeans.

Dakota, 11
“I usually have dark jeans. These are straight, and I like straight.”
DKNY distressed dark-wash jeans, $59 at Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., at Broadway; 212-695-4400.

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