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Citizens of Humanity

About the brand

  • premium denim
  • utmost comfort
  • Los Angeles

Citizens of Humanity is a premium denim label, based in Los Angeles, that was founded by Jerome Dahan in 2003. Inspired by his favourite movie ‘Armeggedon’, he came up with the name ‘Citizens of Humanity’, based on the idea of being a good citizen and doing good in business. As of today, Dahan’s ethos is woven into the roots of the company: social awareness and luxury denim can exist together. With a new CEO, Amy Williams, authenticity and a sense of ease are still at the foundation of the denim label. This results in impeccable fits crafted in authentic fabrications and washes, providing men and women with the utmost comfort and confidence.

Discover here a carefully curated collection of menswear by Citizens of Humanity at Pauw Mannen. more Each pair of jeans passes through the hands of at least forty skilled craftsmen before ending up in your wardrobe. The process of making Citizens of Humanity jeans is entirely vertical integrated, which means that they have their own sewing and laundry facilities in Los Angeles and Turkey, giving them complete control over the quality of their denim. It starts with the design, followed by the sewing, then the jeans are washed and dyed, leading to the finishing touch: each pair is hand-inspected by a quality-control specialist.

Citizens of Humanity by Pauw Amsterdam

The Citizens of Humanity collection at Pauw Amsterdam consists of various styles in different washes that will last for years. Our selection features various timeless styles: Olivia High Rise Slim, Skyla Mid Rise Cigarette and Charlotte High Rise Straight. Discover our carefully curated selection in stores or online at

Behind the Brand: Citizens of Humanity

For our section ‘Behind the Brand’ we spoke with Marianne Gallagher McDonald, creative director at Citizens of Humanity, to ask her about the story behind the Los Angeles-based denim brand. She opens up about the challenges she had to face this year, on both a business and personal level, while also identifying the silver linings of the 2020 pandemic. Read the interview here.

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