Scott Morrison—who founded Paper Denim & Cloth and Earnest Sewn before launching 3x1 in 2011—knows good jeans are in New York's DNA. His Mercer Street store used to be our dirty little denim secret, but we can't keep this to ourselves. This American-made jean is sewn from scratch in Los Angeles and comes finished with thoughtful details and washes so subtle, you may find yourself going longer between spin cycles. Our must-have fit? A high-rise skinny cut to leg-lengthening, waist-nipping perfection.