When it comes to what we put on when we’re kicking back and relaxing, there’s nothing more comfortable and reassuring than an old, worn-in pair of jeans. Talk to any office drone about casual Fridays — the opportunity to wear jeans can actually elevate workplace morale. It’s probably why faded denim looks so right on a pair of classic Vans Authentics: they’re reliable standbys in any guy’s wardrobe, as standard as a pair of beat-up 501s. Just a handful of details — like metal eyelets, white laces and red labeling — and you have yourself a winner. The washed denim Authentic is available now at the Vans DQM General.