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We're proud to present the first delivery of our Fall/Winter offering. As we move into the colder months we wanted to focus on 1 of 2 signature pieces we've developed. The first piece as seen below is a completely unique and therefore super special. We collaborated with storied Faribault Woolen Mills to develop a wholly unique 100% wool blanket based off of their Cabin Stripe blanket to incorporate into our signature outerwear style, the Supply Jacket. This jacket features a fully wool lined body, wool lined hand warmer style patch pockets and satin lined sleeves. To top it off, we used a rugged 10 oz waxed canvas that provides ample warmth and protection from the elements. If that wasn't enough, all fabrics used to make this jacket are sourced and made right here in the USA! Seen below - our all new 5oz indigo warp x natural weft Japanese Chambray Long Sleeve Jumper shirt and all new 16.75oz Slub SKs. The indigo warp x natural weft Blue Chambray Jumper shirt has a great brushed finish to it which coupled with contrast navy cats-eye buttons and natural thread offer up a great example of how we play the line between work wear and casual wear. Check out the amazing texture in our all-new denim: the 16.75oz Slub! Its warp yarns are dyed in vats of pure indigo, which gives us that rich deep indigo color. We think this image illustrates pretty well why we call it "Slub". Keep an eye out for that vertical fading, it's pretty unreal! The indigo warp x indigo weft 5oz Japanese chambray Long Sleeve Jumper is kind of a game changer. Not only is it one of our favorite styles, but the fabric speaks for itself! As you gaze at its awesomeness, you'll notice that there are so many different varying shades of indigo. The shirt really takes on a life of its own as it's worn and washed (cold soaks are recommended). Tonal everything as not to take away from its beauty. This Fall, we introduce a twist to our signature 14.5oz pure indigo dyed Japanese selvedge denim from Nihon Menpu Mills. We took our best-selling jean and submerged it in a vat of indigo, then rinsed and dried it in a massive oven. This is a garment-dyed jean, each has been dyed by hand and has its own unique shade of indigo. No two pairs are alike. WORDS // Karl Thoennessen IMAGES // Leslie Yeung
As we move into Fall we wanted to focus on introducing a heavier weight denim. This particular denim is 16.75oz selvedge denim made from pure indigo dyed ring-spun cotton, woven in Okayama, Japan. To test the wear and fading qualities of this denim, I have been wearing these pretty exclusively (about 5-6 times a week) for 4 months. In its raw state, this slub denim feels sturdy but not extremely rigid. This is due to a lighter starching process on the yarn before weaving, as well as a "looser" open-weave construction. The Warp yarn was spun irregularly to create a beautiful slubby texture throughout the denim, which has led to amazing vertical fading and contrast in very little time. NOTES - 4 months in: I've definitely been putting these jeans through a lot. Nothing extreme, but lots of sweaty 90+ degree days in the work shop, lifting boxes, rolls of denim etc. and they have only proven to get better with age. I have yet to see thinning in any of the high stress areas: knees, seat, crotch. The slub has really started to become more noticeable and the base color has maintained the original dark indigo color. There has been very little crocking (bleeding) that I've noticed and I would say that they've stretched about 0.5" in the waist. FIT: I wear a size 30 in my Stantons, which are pretty fitted from the start. I chose to go with a 31 in the SK to get the nice taper of the SK but wanted to keep a looser top-block. I'm not a fan of super tight jeans whether they be skinny or slim straight. I haven't hemmed these, so they're double cuffed with about a 31" inseam which gives me a little stacking. RELEASE DATE: We expect to have these available to most of our Stockists and on our site by mid-September 2014, retail price $245. By then I'll be about 8 months in and I will definitely post more updates before they are released. FINAL NOTES: I believe these are a great addition to our growing denim collection. I specifically chose this denim because it does not compete directly with any of our current offerings, not just in weight but in weave construction and base color. I can't wait for others to be as in love with this denim as I am! WORDS + IMAGES // Karl Thoennessen
A customer of ours, Andrew R., sent in his 14.5oz SKs to be hemmed awhile ago and needless to say, we were impressed by the amount of work he's put into these. NAME // Andrew R. LOCATION // Gainesville, Florida DENIM AGE // One year and two, almost three months HOW MANY WASHES // Two cold washes - one by hand, the other by machine FIRST WASH // First wash was after 11 months of consistent, nearly-daily wear NICKNAME // "Eugene the Raw Denim Jean" - coined by Andrew's girlfriend COMMENTS // 4 years ago we fell in love with this particular selvedge denim from Nihon Menpu. For this particular denim Nihon Menpu Mills vat dyes their own warp yarns with pure indigo dye in house. For us this was a level of commitment to the craft and their product that we have not experienced anywhere else. By working with pure indigo dyes Nihon Menpu is ensuring that this denim will have a beautiful base color and that the indigo color will always vary slightly throughout the warp yarn due to the nature of the dying process. This will ensure that the denim will never be consistent and that is what we love about. We believe that each pair of jeans should be a unique and personal project and journey impacted by the wearer. Andrew's jeans are perfect example of this. The pure indigo gives amazing variation in color throughout the jean. The subtle slub in both the warp and weft yarn help the crosshatched texture in the weave to stand out but not dominate the overall look. It's all in the details.