How many pairs of jeans are necessary when compiling a new wardrobe? I'm looking at investing in some quality clothes and Levi's 508s, Unbranded tapered 201s and N&F weird guys are all decent options for me. Is buying 2 different brands both in indigo unnecessary? I was thinking that there would be enough variation between the two that I'd enjoy wearing both and could even have one pair hemmed with a little bit of stacking and then another pair longer for cuffing.
but now I'm thinking that perhaps one pair of indigo jeans is all that's required and perhaps I should just get the Unbranded and then get N&F in a brown colour or something for variety? You guys own/regularly use more than 1 pair of dark indigos?
depends on how much variety you're looking for and also fading. you can get "indigo" jeans that vary a lot on the shade, fabric used, cut, etc so it wouldn't be unnecessary if you wanted to have two pairs of blue jeans that are pretty different. luckily nf makes a lot of jeans in various fabrics so you can have a good amount of choices. personally i rotate between two pairs of indigo with one pair getting a lot more wear than the other. i have some chinos, natural jeans, and black jeans that i wear once in a while to switch things up.