The Hill-Side Jeans are hand-made in Okayama, Japan at a small, highly regarded factory using The Hill-Side Mills custom selvedge denim, woven on 1930s Toyoda shuttle looms at a tiny, under-the-radar denim mill a short drive from the sewing factory.
- Slim-straight fit - Discreet branding and generic trims evoke WWII-era jeans, which had minimal decoration and details in order to comply with wartime rationing - Cotton herringbone twill pocket bags - Military "laurel leaf" waist button - Blank leather patch - Blank copper rivets - Hidden back pocket rivets - Back pockets attached in one continuous stitch - The Hill-Side twill tape label hidden inside right back pocket - Selvedge at coin pocket
MADE IN JAPAN (Okayama)
FABRIC INFO: - Exclusive fabric designed and commissioned by The Hill-Side - 14oz selvedge denim, woven on 1930s Toyoda shuttle looms - TH-S "Seafoam" selvedge ID - Rope-dyed indigo warp yarns - Unbleached, natural white weft yarns - 100% cotton - Heavy stonewashed finish - Fabric origin: Ibara, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
Our stonewashed jeans are inspired by a memorable trend in skateboarding from our high school years. In the mid 1990s, seemingly overnight, light colored jeans (usually with a simple white t-shirt) became almost a uniform in skateboarding, especially among the west coast skaters we idolized in videos and magazines. Here is Guy Mariano's legendary part from the second Girl video, "Mouse," which was released in 1996: