New Year, New Fit: the Standard Issue

We're kickin' off the new year with a new (old) fit: the Standard Issue. Initially launched in our very first collection in Fall 2009, the Standard Issue is our take on the classic relaxed tapered leg. 

To celebrate the re-release of this fit, we're first introducing it in a limited edition Japanese selvedge 14.5oz slubby unsanforized indigo warp x indigo weft denim.

The exclusive Unsanforized denim will release on Friday, 1/5/18 at 9AM PST on our site only!

Standard Issue 14.5oz Unsanforized

This is a "shrink-to-fit" jean, but we have built-in shrinkage into the pattern, so no need to size down! We recommend sizing the same as you would in other RGT raw denim. As always, please reference the measurements to ensure accurate sizing.

Standard Issue 14.5oz Unsanforized sizing


As this is loomstate denim, it has not gone through any finishing processes such as sanforization, so you can expect 1" total shrinkage in the waist, up to a 0.25" shrinkage in the rise, a full size or 0.5" shrinkage in the leg circumference, and up to 2" shrinkage in the inseam. With loomstate denim you can also expect leg or seam twist which is characteristic with un-skewed denim, as the twill direction will cause the fabric to follow or twist in that direction overtime.


To achieve the best fit, we have built in the shrinkage to our pattern, so we recommend sticking with your standard RGT tag size in raw denim. If you are new to our fits, please review the size chart & Size Guide, and take our information regarding shrinkage into account when making your selection. You can expect 1 full size in shrinkage from waist to leg circumference and 2" in length. After wear, you can expect natural stretch in the waist of 0.5" up to 1". 


We recommend a 30-45min initial soak in hot water, no need to turn your jeans inside out. When soaking your jeans, make sure they are fully submerged throughout the soak. After your soak, hang them to dry. We hung our test pair outside in direct sunlight. Below are PRE and POST soak measurements on our test pair (size 31):

Waist - 17.25"
Front Rise - 11"
Back Rise - 15.75"
Upper Thigh - 12.5"
Knee - 8.75"
Leg Opening - 8.25"
Inseam - 36.25"
Waist - 16.75"
Front Rise - 10.75"
Back Rise - 15.5"
Upper Thigh - 12.25"
Knee - 8.5"
Leg Opening - 8"
Inseam - 34.5"
Standard Issue 14.5oz Unsanforized
Standard Issue 14.5oz Unsanforized
Standard Issue 14.5oz Unsanforized
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