Posts tagged selvedge

Fingers Crossed C-Jacket. Available at Hickorees

I’ve been diggin’ my Ace Hotel x Hill-side heavy chambray selvedge bandana.  Made from indigo yarn-dyed 9 oz. chambray sourced from Kojima, Japan, this is a piece worthy of consideration for your closet.  You may scoff, or hate, but it’s been a damn fine accessory to have around.  Whether for work around the house or wiping a little grease up, this baby has been useful, durable, and—well— handy.  I’ve already soaked it once to remove some gasoline (I suggest Woolite Dark or Dr. Bronner’s) while preserving the beautiful indigo color.  Like a pair of jeans, these will exhibit some of the great characteristics of fading and wear that are uniquely my own.  A little narcissistic, I know… but then so is blogging.  You can pick one up at Hickorees.

I’ve been diggin’ my Ace Hotel x Hill-side heavy chambray selvedge bandana.  Made from indigo yarn-dyed 9 oz. chambray sourced from Kojima, Japan, this is a piece worthy of consideration for your closet.  You may scoff, or hate, but it’s been a damn fine accessory to have around.  Whether for work around the house or wiping a little grease up, this baby has been useful, durable, and—well— handy.  I’ve already soaked it once to remove some gasoline (I suggest Woolite Dark or Dr. Bronner’s) while preserving the beautiful indigo color.  Like a pair of jeans, these will exhibit some of the great characteristics of fading and wear that are uniquely my own.  A little narcissistic, I know… but then so is blogging.  You can pick one up at Hickorees.

LVC 1947 501XX Jeans

So I’ve really been digging the Levi’s Vintage Clothing line— I especially love the cut and fit of the 1947 501’s.  The 47s are typically considered the iconic model jean for Levi’s— it represents the year that the company introduced all of the modern features (slimmer fit, a uniform double-needle stitched Arcuate, red tab, belt loops) and eliminated the pre-war features (cinch, suspender buttons, crotch rivet) permanently. The denim is 12 oz. Cone Mills shrink-to-fit red selvedge denim which becomes 14oz. after its initial contact with water. There is something completely satisfying about owning a pair of classic-fitting jeans manufactured which such precision and detail.  I don’t know why the f*ck people are into overly-embellished, and/or overhyped/overpriced jeans that look like absolute garbage (True Religion, Antik,  Lucky Brand, etc.). As a consumer, there is no need to go so far above and beyond the blueprint.  I don’t need the bells and whistles.  In other words: keep it simple.