Edwin continues to lead the way when it comes to the art of denim: combining their Japanese-rooted craftsmanship and expertise with a contemporary European forward-thinkingness and vision, they’ve been responsible for various revolutions in the jean industry, such as stone-washing and the concept and cuts associated with ‘new vintage’. Rigorously edgy and impeccably cool, they’re the ultimate alternative jean.
This beautiful pair of regular tapered, 100% cotton jeans is made in Japan from Edwin's very own stash of denim. They're the cream of the crop, the pick of the litter, reserved for the real denim aficionados. Derived from the expression 'self-edged', selvage refers to the narrow, tightly woven band on both edges of the fabric which prevents the edge of the denim from unravelling whilst offering an impeccably clean, neat, well-finished look. The jeans are sturdy but soft, comfortable but substantial and feature a beautiful orange-y stitching that picks and traces the shape of them in a wonderfully neat, alluring finish, with intricate and beautiful detailing on the back pockets.
The denim weight is 13oz, and the denim is 'raw', meaning there's been absolutely zero interference with it. This enable you to craft and curate the ageing and look of your jeans as you, mapping your style of living out with each wear and each wash. The common advice is to try and not wash them for the first six months of wear to get a natural 'moustaching' - the fading and lighter-colour bands that naturally appear on denim as it's lived in - which will prove unique to your way of wearing them. As the denim is raw, it can rub off on lighter colours such as white t-shirts - be careful for 'bleed' on white shoes or trainers, too. It's beautiful to watch how they trace your wearing of them: for example, if you always keep a phone or a wallet in a certain pocket, the jeans will start to map the imprint of these.
They're a truly beautiful pair of trousers, well-built and ready to last you a lifetime, who's look will only get better with age, adventure and wear. These are for the denim lovers: an authentic experience, the raw clay of your own individual style.
Made in Japan
Selvage Rainbow Denim
Dark Stone Blue (Raw Denim Colour)