Dearborn Denim

Dearborn Denim

Headquarters: Chicago, IL

States manufacturing in: ILNC


Compared to Levi’s, Wranglers, and other popular jean brands, Dearborn Denim is relatively new on the scene starting back in 2016. They are based in Chicago and have a huge focus on owning every single part of the manufacturing process to keep quality high and support American jobs.

They not only want to do right by us, the customer, but also do right by everyone involved in their production process. Dearborn Denim puts a lot of emphasis on fair wages, fair prices, and an overall ethical manufacturing process. No investors of venture capitalists behind this brand – just great people passionate about their community and making high quality jeans.

Speaking of jeans, they have several varieties for both men and women. I opted for the vintage wash which is more my style, but they also have:

  • Dark wash
  • Medium wash
  • Black
  • Charcoal wash
  • Light wash
  • Grey wash

I also went with the tailored fit which is right in the middle between regular and slim fit. Dearborn Denim also carries boot cut and relaxed fit for the men and skinny high rise, straight leg, boot cut, waist high, and a few other custom styles for the women.

What is also really refreshing is that Dearborn Denim tells you exactly where each material is sourced from on each of their product pages for everything from the cotton used in the jeans to the zipper, button, and leather patch. You won’t get that kind of transparency from some of the big jeans brands.