Finding the ideal pair of jeans isn’t impossible. Sure, it can feel that way when you’re bouncing between the beefy, slim fit denim pair that looks nice now but will look really spectacular in a couple years and the comfortable, stretch choice that’s pretty damn excellent from day one. Both are excellent choices. Both could possibly be ideal! Who are we to judge? And therein lies the rub: With so many choices—light wash or dark wash? slim? skinny? straight? bootcut?!?! —it’s nearly tough to pick just one pair.