Jeans might be the ultimate all-purpose companions, but not all of them are all-weather friends. If even your hardiest denims aren't enough to beat the chill factor, it's time to bite the bullet and invest in a pair of flannel-lined jeans. Fortunately, there are a ton of options to choose from. Even more fortunately, not all of them will make your lower half look like a balloon. If you're in the market for something sleek, practical, and very, very toasty, check out our pick of the 10 best pairs of flannel lined jeans money can buy.
10. Duer Fireside Denim Slim - $159
Flannel jeans might help keep your legs warm and cozy when the temperatures start to drop, but that extra layer of lining often comes at the cost of making your silhouette look bulky. If you don't much like the idea of looking like the Michelin Man, these classic slim-fit jeans from Canadain clothier Duer make a fine choice. With integrated Tencel to keep your legs feeling light and breathable (even with the extra layer of warmth provided by the integrated silky soft flannel), along with an invisible gusset and reinforced seams for durability, they're as practical as they are stylish.
9. Lee Men’s Fleece and Flannel Lined Relaxed-Fit Straight-Leg Jeans - $50
Lined with a combination of fleece and flannel for extra comfort and warmth, these straight-leg jeans from Lee are a superbly practical way to beat the chill. As soft as silk inside but rugged on the outside, they're ideal for outdoor work or runabouts in the winter. The straight fit is relaxed around the seat and thighs for comfort and comes with a wider 18-inch cuff opening that makes them easy to wear over work boots. Choose from a range of three color options that include Dark Wash, Teak, and Black Quartz.
8. Wrangler Rugged Wear Canvas Jeana - $39.99
If you like a splash of color in your wardrobe, these cotton canvas jeans from Wrangler shouldn't be missed. Although they're a little too thin for outdoor work, their dapper fit, highly pigmented color (choose from ermine, agent, and caviar), and red, black and yellow plaid interior make them smart enough to pass off as khakis for the office. The flannel lining is as soft as they come, proving enough warmth to keep you cozy from sunrise to sunset.
7. L.L.Bean Double L Jeans - $70
Soft, comfy, and exceptional warming, these relaxed fit pants from L.L.Bean might not be the trendiest pair of jeans around, but if you don't mind sacrificing a few points of street cred for super soft denim and a blue and yellow flannel that'll keep you as warm as toast no matter how sub-artic the conditions, they're an excellent choice.
6. Dickies Warming 5-Pocket Lined Denim Jeans - $49.99
Dickies has long been the go-to for durable workwear, and these Warming 5-Pocket Lined Denim Jeans spell out the reason why. Made from durable flex denim and lined with soft flannel, they'll work hard for their place in your wardrobe. The innovative Warming Temp-iQ technology promises to keep your legs warm and cozy while also ensuring excellent breathability. Resilient, durable, and a steal at just under $50, they make an extremely reliable option.
5. Todd Snyder Japanese Flannel Lined Canvas Welder Pant - $199
At $199, these Japanese Flannel Lined Canvas Welder Pants from Todd Snyder might not be the most budget-friendly pair of jeans on the market, but if you've got the money to burn, you'll find few better options worth burning it on. Made from durable Japanese cotton that's been pre-washed for a broken-in look and feel, their vintage look is perfect for style-savvy gents who want their jeans to look as good as they perform. A soft flannel lining, double reinforced knees, hammer loop, functional tool pocket, double-needle construction for durable seams, and a slighter wide leg and cuff opening for an easy fit over work boots completes the look.
4. Eddie Bauer Women’s Boyfriend Flannel-Lined Jeans - $69.99
Recommended by jeansoutfits.com, these stylish, super-warm jeans from Washington-based Eddie Bauer are the ultimate guard against cold winters. Built around an outer shell of durable cotton/spandex stretch denim and an inner lining of pure cotton flannel, they combine extreme comfort with cozy warmth. The mid-rise cut and relaxed fit make them comfy enough to wear around the house but versatile enough for smarter occasions. Thanks to their elastane content, they're flexible enough to make a good option for hiking, working outdoors, and travel. Choose from a range of colors including grey, light blue and dark wash blue.
3. Wrangler Flannel-Lined Cowboy Cut Jean - $40
Named one of the best pairs of flannel lined jeans on the market by Esquire, these stylish, high-performance jeans are ideal for cowboys and would-be cowboys alike. Made from 20 percent longer-lasting denim and lined in super-soft, 100 percent cotton fleece, they offer unbeatable warmth no matter how cold the weather. Smooth seams, a handy watch pocket, and a comfortable waist add to the appeal. Colour options include Stonewash and FS Wash.
2. Carhartt Men’s Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Flannel Lined - $40
As checkwhatsbest.com notes, Carhartt is an excellent brand for lined jeans, offering a range of super strong, warm options that are ideal for extended periods outside. These relaxed-fit jeans are made from sturdy, 100 percent cotton denim and lined for warmth with soft cotton flannel. They sit slightly below the natural waist and offer a relaxed fit around the seat and thigh for comfort. Wide leg openings make them easy to wear over work boots.
1. Duluth Trading Co. Ballroom DoubleFlex Relaxed Fit Lined Jeans - $84.50
Minnesota-based Duluth Trading Co. offers a wide selection of men's and women's workwear designed to withstand the chill and look stylish as they do it. Their Ballroom range comes in a variety of cuts and colors to suit any taste. The DoubleFlex Relaxed Fit Lined Jeans are incredibly cozy, extra durable, and, thanks to the 4-way flexing denim that offers twice the stretch and strength of standard jeans, unbelievably agile. Inside, there's a warm flannel lining with a 2 percent spandex content for extra flex. The patented Crouch Gusset is on hand to "un-crowd your crotch," while the DuluthFlex Fire Hose fabric pocket bags and hem keeps fraying at bay.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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