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The Perfect Jean vs Mugsy Jeans vs Revtown: I Tried Them All

William Barton
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William has been covering men's style, grooming, and fitness topics for The Adult Man since 2018 as both a writer and photographer. Based in North Carolina, he's also the face of premier men's boots website BootSpy.com and the popular BootSpy YouTube channel. If William could only wear one outfit for the rest of his life, it'd be slim blue jeans, a green fitted oxford shirt, Chelsea boots, and a nice watch. Read full bio.


Last Updated: Apr 4, 2024
11 min read

The Comfort King

The Perfect Jean

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The Winter Wearer

Mugsy Jeans

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The Durable Duke

Revtown

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The Perfect Jean is the most comfortable of all three brands, but quite honestly, they’re all basically the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn. I like the variety The Perfect Jean offers for their cuts and washes, but I had some difficulty getting the right size because they run large.

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I love that Mugsy offers lined jeans for winter, and their fit is solid. But although they have the widest range of washes, they pretty much just offer the one type of fit.

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I felt that Revtown fits had the best proportion of thigh width to leg opening and they looked the best on me. While I felt The Perfect Jean was slightly more comfortable, all three of these brands feel like you’re wearing sweats, so the comfort difference hardly matters.

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Pros:

  • Best variety of fits and cuts
  • Most comfortable of all three brands
  • Least expensive of all three brands
  • More pants beyond just jeans
  • Heavyweight lined jeans available
  • Greatest variety of washes
  • Greater variety of rugged jeans and lightweight tech jeans
  • Denim production is much more eco-friendly than current standards
  • Most durable

Cons:

  • Runs a full size larger than most vanity brands, so size down
  • Not much variety in types of fits (i.e. slim, straight, etc)
  • Differentiation between fits (relaxed and slim) wasn’t as pronounced as most brands

When was the last time you accidentally sat on one of your nuts? 

I remember it vividly—I was sitting down at a dog park bench. Minding my own business. WHAM. I remember which nut it was, too. It was the right one. 

My dad says that happens more often as you get older. I usually don’t listen to him, but on this, I have no reason to suspect he’d lie to me. So I figured I had a chronic issue on my hands if I didn’t sort out a solution fast. 

And that’s when I started hunting for the best stretchy jeans for men. Which led me to The Perfect Jean, Mugsy, and Revtown

I picked up several pairs from each brand to test their fits and washes. Listen, there’s not a lot I can do for you. But if I can help you avoid sitting on your nuts and look stylish at the same time, I’m going to do my best.

Overview

The Perfect Jean logo Mugsy Full Logo revtown logo
The Perfect Jean Mugsy Jeans Revtown
Fabric 10.5oz denim w/ 35.5% synthetic 10oz denim with 32% synthetic 11oz denim with 8% synthetic
Fit Greatest variety Least variety Best proportion
Comfort Most Comfortable Extremely comfortable A little less comfortable, most durable
Warranty Free shipping, returns, exchanges Free shipping, returns, exchanges 30-day returns
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The Perfect Jean

catching major air in The Perfect Jean
Jumping around like a dork in The Perfect Jean Bandit

The Perfect Jean, based in New York, makes denim with as much stretch as I’ve ever seen on a pair of pants. Traditional denim is 100% cotton, though the world of jeans has changed a lot—most jeans you see now have at least some stretch fabric added to them.

Brands like Levi’s or GAP will typically add 1% spandex to their jeans to deliver a bit of extra mobility and comfort. 

But The Perfect Jean takes it to an entirely different level. 

With 30% polyester, 3.5% viscose, and 2% spandex, these really push the boundaries of what jeans are and how comfortable they can be.

What I Like

  • Best selection of big and tall options.
  • They offer lined jeans, which are incredible for winter.
  • They have the most options beyond jeans (for your entire wardrobe).

What I Don’t Like

  • These are the least durable because of the relatively low cotton makeup.
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Fabric is what sets The Perfect Jean apart. True denim is 100% cotton. Most jeans on the market today have one or two per cent spandex added for additional stretch and comfort. The Perfect Jean, however, is a nice, lightweight 10.5oz denim with 30% polyester, 3.5% viscose, and 2% spandex added, which makes for a wildly comfortable jean.

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Mugsy Jeans

model wearing Mugsy jeans tying shoe
Lacing up under the Mugsy Fultons

Mugsy is going beyond jeans that have the style you want for date night, but the comfort you want when lounging on the couch watching 12 hours of Ink Master in horror. 

Sure, they have plenty of jeans, but Mugsy also offers denim jackets, chinos, blazers, shorts, t-shirts, swimwear, and joggers. 

You can build your entire wardrobe with Mugsy.

But let’s focus on the jeans. They’re definitely the best brand of the three I’m testing for big and tall fella’s. Because their jean sizes run up to 42, they have a lot of options available for husky gents and the fit is quite flattering. 

What I Like

  • Best selection of big and tall options.
  • They offer lined jeans, which are incredible for winter.
  • They have the most options beyond jeans (for your entire wardrobe).

What I Don’t Like

  • At only 68% cotton, durability is a concern.
Mugsy Jeans

Mugsy jeans are probably the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn. However, I think they’re overpriced given the amount of synthetic fabric and I question the durability with their 68% cotton make up. If you want jeans that feel like sweatpants, these are your best option. If you want jeans that feel like jeans, there are better options.

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Revtown Jeans

Revtown slim indigo jeans
Dodging trains in the Revtown Sharp

Revtown was founded by three former Under Armour executives, and they’ve taken some of the athleticwear playbook and applied it to denim. 

The denim used in Revtown jeans is milled in Italy (oo la la) and it combines four-way stretch fibers with a much higher cotton thread count compared to The Perfect Jean and Mugsy. 

For example, Revtown jeans are 92% cotton, which is still relatively low when you compare Revtown to the most common denim brands like Levi’s and GAP. 

But stack that against The Perfect Jean (64.5% cotton) and Mugsy (68% cotton). 

Cotton is what makes jeans so durable. The synthetic fibers are what make pants so comfortable and stretchy. So Revtown jeans are a lot more rugged compared to The Perfect Jean and Mugsy. They don’t feel quite as much like sweats. But if I was going to fall down a mountain in one of these pairs of jeans, I’d choose Revtown.

What I Like

  • Due to the relatively high cotton makeup, Revtown jeans are the most durable of the bunch.
  • Revtown offers thicker jeans for work, and thinner tech jeans for hot summer days or if you prefer more stretch.
  • Revtown places a greater emphasis on sustainability in the denim production process (though Mugsy does also use a lot of recycled materials).

What I Don’t Like

  • Their slim fit wasn’t a whole lot different than their relaxed fit—I’d like to see more differentiation between their cuts.
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You’ll like Revtown jeans if you’re looking for a more relaxed, everyday kind of jean. They’re comfortable enough to where you can jump on a bicycle and ride around town with no trouble, but still look sleek and sharp enough to wear to the office.

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Features Face to Face

Fabric

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The Perfect Jean Captain

The Perfect Jean has the highest amount of synthetic fibers in their fabric. In case you’re wondering, materials like polyester, spandex, and viscose are what makes clothes feel so insanely stretchy and comfortable. 

So The Perfect Jean feels the least like jeans, and the most like track pants. 

On the flip-side of the coin, Revtown has the highest amount of cotton in their jeans. Cotton is what makes denim durable.

Revtown relaxed jeans closeup
Revtown Automatic

The fabric breakdown goes like this:

  • Revtown jeans are 92% cotton and 8% synthetic (6% polyester and 2% elastane).
  • The Perfect Jean is 64.5% cotton and 35.5% synthetic (30% polyester, 3.5% viscose, and 2% spandex).
  • Mugsy is 68% cotton and 32% synthetic (19% rayon, 11% polyester, 2% spandex).

When you sacrifice cotton for synthetic fibers, you’re gaining comfort, but you’re losing durability. 

Personally, I prefer the fabric of Revtown because I like my jeans to be as durable as possible. I don’t go easy on my jeans at all, and I expect them to stay in tact, whether I’m sitting at a desk all day or if I’m out climbing over boulders on a hike. 

I’ll go into more depth about the comfort below, but while I think Revtown is the least comfortable, they’re still more comfortable than 95% of other jeans on the market.

I’d rather sacrifice a little comfort for the huge boost in durability. 

Fit

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Revtown Sharp

I liked the fit of Revtown the best. They offered the most taper below the knee (without overdoing it like a skinny jean), while still offering plenty of room in the seat and thigh. 

While I liked the fit of Mugsy and The Perfect Jean, I felt the proportion of the leg opening didn’t match the size of the thigh. 

Mugsy lake shore wash
Mugsy Lake Shores

Both brands had a slight “bell bottom” effect. And when wearing with sneakers, I felt the look was a bit sloppy and not quite as slim and crisp as I like my jeans to be. 

The Perfect Jean actually ran about a size larger than the other brands (and larger than most denim brands I’ve tried). So if you’re getting The Perfect Jean, I recommend choosing the next size down—even if they’re a bit snug, they’re so stretchy that it won’t become uncomfortable.

The Perfect Jean bandit black jean backside
The Perfect Jean Bandit

Mugsy mainly just offers their “Mugsy fit” and a relaxed fit. I’d say the “Mugsy fit” is like a standard straight cut jean. I’d really like to see a slim fit from Mugsy because the straight cut just doesn’t look great on guys with smaller frames. 

That said, Mugsy does offer the best fits for huskier gents—they have the most big and tall sizing options and both their relaxed and traditional fit have plenty of room in the seat and thigh.  

Comfort

The Perfect Jean wins the comfort contest. Their jeans almost feel like sweats. 

Honestly, I’m not convinced that’s a great thing for jeans, though. I like my jeans to feel like jeans. 

But if I was forced to sit criss-cross-apple-sauce in any pair of jeans for 20 minutes, I’d pick The Perfect Jean all the way. 

model doing pull ups in The Perfect Jean denim
The Perfect Jean Captain

Mugsy jeans were a close second for comfort. They use a little less synthetic fiber (32% compared to TPJ’s 35.5%), though the difference is hardly noticeable. 

I mentioned this earlier, but while Revtown is the least comfortable of the three, I still think they’re some of the most comfortable jeans I own.

I think Revtown hits the 80/20 rule for comfort—they have enough synthetic stretchy thread in their fabric to make their jeans more comfortable than 90% of other jeans out there. But they retain a lot of cotton to keep the jeans durable. 

Mugsy fulton slim straight fit
Mugsy Fultons

The Perfect Jean and Mugsy slam the gas pedal on stretchiness and are more comfortable than 99% of jeans. But they lose much of the durability and “denim texture” in the process. 

 But from a strict comfort perspective, The Perfect Jean wins. 

Customer Service

Both The Perfect Jean and Mugsy offer free shipping, free returns, and free exchanges (within 30 days, and unwashed). 

Revtown has free returns and exchanges, but they don’t offer free shipping. When I picked up my jeans, Revtown was charging $5 for shipping, which isn’t a lot, but it’s $5 more than Mugsy and The Perfect Jean. 

Revtown jeans over boots
Revtown Sharp

As far as customer support, I didn’t have any issues with my jeans, so I didn’t get a chance to really interact with their support team. 

But each brand does have an easy to use return portal (they actually all use the same software service to facilitate returns).

If you’re returning or exchanging your jeans, it’s easiest if you initiate the return when you’re ready to actually drop it off at the post office. When you first start the return, you’ll get a QR code you can show to the post office worker and they’ll be able to print the label and attach it to your package for you. 

Mugsy lightwash bootcut jean
Mugsy Grands Bootcut

If you choose to initiate the return but need to wait a day or two before dropping your jeans off, then you’ll have to print your label and attach it yourself. It’s still convenient, but if you’re like me and don’t own a printer, it can turn the process into a headache. 

That’s just a little pro-tip. It’s the same story across all three brands because their returns process is literally the same (they all use a software called Loop). 

Which is Best for You?

The Perfect Jean vs Mugsy vs Revtown Jeans Comparison

I think Revtown hits the 80/20 rule of providing more comfort and mobility than most denim on the market, but they retain enough cotton to still have the look and durability of regular jeans. 

Revtown Jeans

You’ll like Revtown jeans if you’re looking for a more relaxed, everyday kind of jean. They’re comfortable enough to where you can jump on a bicycle and ride around town with no trouble, but still look sleek and sharp enough to wear to the office.

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If you’re interested in getting the absolute most comfort from your jeans—like you’re on the verge of being one of those guys who only wears sweatpants—then I recommend The Perfect Jean

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Fabric is what sets The Perfect Jean apart. True denim is 100% cotton. Most jeans on the market today have one or two per cent spandex added for additional stretch and comfort. The Perfect Jean, however, is a nice, lightweight 10.5oz denim with 30% polyester, 3.5% viscose, and 2% spandex added, which makes for a wildly comfortable jean.

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Their high percentage of polyester and spandex make them the stretchiest and most relaxed feeling. 

Mugsy jeans are fairly similar to The Perfect Jean in terms of comfort and fit, though they’re much more expensive and they don’t offer as much variety. That said, Mugsy has the best selection for big and tall guys, so if that’s you, then Mugsy is the go-to brand. 

Mugsy Jeans

Mugsy jeans are probably the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn. However, I think they’re overpriced given the amount of synthetic fabric and I question the durability with their 68% cotton make up. If you want jeans that feel like sweatpants, these are your best option. If you want jeans that feel like jeans, there are better options.

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FAQs

Should you size up or down in stretch jeans?

If you’re on the border and not sure whether to size up or down with your stretch jeans, I recommend erring on the small side. Because stretch jeans are so forgiving at the waist, and because denim relaxes more as you wear it, you can get a size too small and still be comfortable. 

Do stretch jeans get baggy?

After three or four wears, you may notice that the seat and thighs of your stretch jeans start to look a little loose or baggy. This is natural and will go away once you wash your jeans again. I like to wear my jeans about four or five times between washes to keep a balance of their shape and long term durability.

Are stretch jeans more comfortable?

Stretch jeans are more comfortable than 100% cotton denim jeans by a huge margin. Not only is the fabric softer, but they also offer more flexibility in the hips. This can actually save you pain when you’re bending down to tie your shoes or if you need to do anything active throughout your day.