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The Unconventional (FD003) Japanese Raw Denim 13 oz Blue Selvedge

The Unconventional (FD003) Japanese Raw Denim 13 oz Blue Selvedge

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The Unconventional is a style that is prepared to stand out from the crowd. Cut with a subtle carrot profile, these jeans have a little more room through the seat and thighs, tapering to a slimmer profile on the lower leg, and are finished with a 13.5" hem.

Angled darts at the knees and an inverted yoke ensure that these jeans will keep their shape, day in day out. The FD003 comes in a 13 oz blue selvedge raw denim, sourced from the iconic Kurabo mills in Japan. We use sanforized (pre-shrunk) denim, so choose your actual size.

Steel buttons are manufactured in Sheffield.

Pocket linings are made from an organic herringbone cloth woven in Lancashire.

The leather patches are also sourced locally.

We have used a one piece fly for a more tailored finish.

The main pockets have been made a little deeper so that you can carry your smartphone / wallet securely.

Screen printed pockets - each pair of jeans is numbered by hand.

All stress points are bar-tacked for extra strength.

The coin pocket has an angled opening for easy access.

The back pockets are lined - a small touch of class.

Our mission is to make the best clothing that we can, with the finest quality materials and the best craftsmanship. Every style in our range is a limited run, made in England, and we insist that each part of the manufacturing process, including the internal seams and stitching of our garments, is crafted with the same care and attention to detail.

Raw denim ages beautifully. The material will show individual characteristics – the variable texture of the yarn, the pattern of the fade and the slight twist to the seams which will be unique to you. When new, the indigo dye can transfer on to other fabrics, surfaces and skin. Over time this loss of colour will reduce.

There are endless debates about how often you should wash denim, and whether you should leave your jeans for six months before washing. It’s a personal choice and partly depends on how often you wear your jeans and what you do in them.

The way in which raw denim fades is a result of the dye on denim cloth being only present around the outside of the thread, leaving a white core. (Think of a stick of blue rock.) The longer you go without washing your jeans, the more the dye will be rubbed off during the day to day wear, revealing the white thread underneath. Your jeans will develop an individual fade and look, based on how you wear them. If, on the other hand, you wash your jeans regularly, they will develop a more uniform fade. The choice is yours.

Always wash your jeans separately. Turn them inside out and wash, preferably in cold water, or at a maximum temperature of 30 degrees. Do not tumble dry. Iron inside out on a warm setting if needed.

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The Unconventional (FD003) Japanese Raw Denim 13 oz Blue Selvedge

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