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Black-owned Companies that Make Affordable Jeans and Pants

In recognition of Juneteenth this weekend, I’m sharing a few great Black-owned companies that make affordable jeans and pants. By affordable, I mean items that are around $100 or less. In researching this post, I came across a number Black-owned companies that have super cool clothes, but you need to be willing and able to pay $500+ for a pair of sweatpants. 😉 So, I’m keeping this list to 7 Black-owned companies that make jeans and pants for around $100 or less. I try to carry as many Black-owned companies on Search By Inseam as I can, but not all of these have affiliate marketing programs that let me feature their goods on my site. Here are 7 affordable Black-owned brands worth supporting! (This post contains affiliate links.)

Based in my hometown of Redmond, WA and run by the older brother of my son’s classmate, Live A True Life makes thoughtfully designed high-quality cotton fleece pants. There’s even a hidden phone sleeve inside each of the front pockets to help with phone slide! Inseams are noted, which of course I love, and there’s free standard shipping in 3-5 days. You’ll also find great hoodies, t-shirts and shoes.

Live A True Life Sweatpants
Live A True Life Sweatpants


The Good American company makes jeans with a contoured gap-proof waistband that curvy women adore! This brand offers a large selection of jeans in regular and plus-sizes we sell on Search By Inseam. Founded by Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede, this Black-owned company makes affordable jeans and pants in Los Angeles in sizes 0-24. Find Good American jeans here and make sure to check out their leggings and sweatpants, too! We sell Good American through our partnership with Nordstrom and you’ll find even more styles there (we can only feature those items with listed inseams).

Good Good American Good Legs Chewed Hem Ankle Skinny JeansAmerican Good Legs Chewed Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans
Good American Good Legs Chewed Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans


Carrots By Anwar Carrots makes sweatpants, hoodies, rugby shirts, t-shirts, shoes and more. We carry their sweatpants, which run around $80 and are made in the USA, on Search By Inseam and sell them through our partnership with Nordstrom. They are 100% cotton and you’ll get free shipping and free returns. Shop Carrots by Anwar Carrots sweatpants here.

Carrots by Anwar Carrots Warriors Sweatpants


Will Smith is the founder of the Bel-Air Athletics company, which was inspired by his 90’s hit sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The sweats, shirts and hoodies are made of colorful, soft cotton and are classic and preppy. Find Bel-Air Athletics sweatpants here, and other items on Nordstrom.

Men's Bel-Air Athletics Academy Embroidery Sweatpants
Men’s Bel-Air Athletics Academy Embroidery Sweatpants


Poetic Justice is one of the most affordable Black-owned businesses making jeans and pants right now. We sell their stylish plus-size jeans here – each pair well under $100! In sizes 4-24, this brand is an expert at designing for curvy women with a narrow waist. This Black-owned company knows how to solve the dreaded problem of back waistband gap, and their jeans are fun and trendy. Shop here for plus-size Poetic Justice jeans and get free shipping and free returns.

Plus Women's Poetic Justice Zaire Laser Cut Stud Skinny Jeans
Plus Women’s Poetic Justice Zaire Laser Cut Stud Skinny Jeans


Looking for colorful, fun, beautiful, unique pieces? Zelie for She is designed and produced in Los Angeles by designer Elann Zelie. All of her designs are made in a limited run, which means you won’t see a lot of other people wearing the same thing you have on! We sell some of her pretty pants on Search by Inseam. Click here to see what’s currently available. Plus sizes 14-24. Items ship within 2-4 days.

Zelie For She Sedona Leisure Wide Leg Pants
Zelie For She Sedona Leisure Wide Leg Pants


The Black-owned Icecream company sells men’s jeans, sweatpants, shorts, hoodies, jackets, and playful graphic t-shirts. Company founder is Pharrell Williams, lead vocalist of the band N.E.R.D. Shop here for men’s Iceream jeans and here for men’s Icecream sweatpants. Free shipping and free returns, because who doesn’t love ice cream? 🙂

Men’s Icecream Running Dog Jeans


Do you know of any other Black-owned companies that made affordable jeans and pants? If so, please comment below.

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TallWater Jeans: New Brand Just Added

I'm so excited to announce the arrival of a great new brand: TallWater Jeans! Created by twin sisters who are 6'2" and 6'3", these gals have 37" inseams and know how to make tall pants! Jeans and yoga pants feature inseam lengths of 37", 37.5", and 38". Everything is made in the USA. View the whole collection of TallWater Jeans denim and yoga pants at



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Cyber Monday: Maternity Offers

Motherhood Maternity: Free shipping on orders over $75 with the code SHOPMH. Also take an extra 30% off sale items. Offers good through 11/27.  

Destination Maternity: Free shipping on orders over $100 with the code SHOPDM. Also take an extra 30% off sale items. Offers good through 11/27.

A Pea in the Pod: Free shipping on orders over $150 with the code SHOPPEA. Also take an extra 30% off sale items. Offers good through 11/27.


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Shopbop Launches Free Worldwide Shipping + Help with Duties and Taxes

As if I needed another reason to love shopbop! :) 

The company recently implemented free 3-day shipping worldwide (wow!) and will also now calculate the duties and taxes for international shipments going to more than 30 countries, allowing customers to prepay these fees — a truly hassle-free experience. I can't tell you how many emails I've gotten from international customers asking for these services.  This is a huge win for our customers,, and shopbop

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Clothing for Tall, Slim Kids

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I’ve been getting inquiries from customers asking if we’d include kids’ pants in our search by inseam functionality since we went live with the site 3 years ago.  Their issues?  Slim kids, tall kids, or slim and tall kids who are hard to fit.  I always responded that we didn’t have plans to include children’s clothing and I was sorry, but I didn’t know where to point them.  Until now! J  I got an email from Jennifer at Stringbeans Clothing Co. last week, telling me her company sizes kids’ pants by inseam.  Brilliant!  

First off, I love the homepage and name of the company.  Stringbeans is perfect, because that’s what these kids are!  The company specializes in kids who are hard to fit.  If you’ve tried the “slim” sizes and found they aren’t slim enough, check out Stringbeans for long, lean pants that look good and fit well on both boys and girls. 

Stringbeans was started by two moms who were fed up with trying to find pants that would fit their tall, slim kids who were getting taller all the time.  Pants would fit one week, but be too short the following.  They tried adjustable waist pants, but they bunched and gathered and were uncomfortable for their kiddos.  So after taking a ton of measurements, they came up with quality clothes that are comfortable and fit well on kids who are long and lean.  Hems are generous and can be let out as children grow.  Stringbeans also sells Cufflinx™ in 20 designs which turn high-water pants into high-fashion pants quickly and easily for only $11.95.   

So, if you’ve been stumped on how to outfit that tall, slim child of yours, look no further than Stringbeans.


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Introducing DSQUARED2

New at Search By Inseam is DSQUARED2.  Based in Italy and designed by Canadian twins Dean and Dan Caten, the brand was launched as a menswear line in 1994.  That changed in 2003, when Madonna asked them to design the clothing for her 2002 Drowned World Tour.  Since then, the label has maintained connections to the music industry – both Rihanna and Christina Aguilera have walked the DSQUARED2 runway.  Says Dan: "The DSQUARED2 woman is self-assured, vibrant, and sexy; the perfect complement to our signature men's look."  Shop DSQUARED2 for your exact inseam length at


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Sponsored Post: Quality, Inexpensive Long Jeans at eVanity

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If you're looking for quality jeans that are both long and inexpensive, you've got to check out  Almost all jeans are $40 or less, and there is free shipping on orders of $50 or more.  Top sellers are the longer inseams of 35 and 37 inches, but they also carry inseam lengths of 29, 31, 32, 32.5, and 33 inches.  They have a shop by inseam option (which you know I love!) and there's also the ability to shop by outfit, which helps you put a complete look together. is the online store for brick-and-mortar Vanity stores, and the site sells its very own Vanity  branded jeans.  You'll find a variety of denim washes (like super light, light, light medium, medium, dark, over-dyed dark, tints, black, and colored), styles (like slim, skinny, boot-cut, flare, and bell-bottom), and great details and fashionable characteristics like frayed hems, distressing, and cute back pocket designs.  They stand by the quality and fit of their jeans, so you can buy with confidence.   

eVanity buyers travel domestically and internationally to bring shoppers the latest in denim trends.  New fits, washes, styles, and inseam lengths will be coming this summer for the Fall '09 Back to School launch – stay tuned for more information on the launch in July.  In the meantime, you can keep up on trends, inspirations, and Twitter Tweets at eVanity's Fashion Tree.

Happy shopping! 

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