The Hill-Side Blue Jeans are some of the most painstakingly crafted, tastefully detailed, and well-priced jeans we've ever come across. They're hand-made in Okayama, Japan at a small, highly regarded factory using custom-developed 14.5oz "double-slub" natural indigo selvedge denim - a special fabric that's expertly woven on narrow shuttle looms at a tiny, under-the-radar denim mill in the same town as the factory.
The denim features moderate slub yarns in both the warp and the weft, resulting in a unique but subtle overall texture. The denim is kept loomstate -- completely unsanforized and untreated -- throughout production, then the finished jeans are washed once in order to eliminate shrinkage and make them ready to wear right away. The warp yarns are diligently rope-dyed 16 times in natural indigo, which results in a beautiful, luminous, and rich shade of indigo that will break in beautifully over time.
- 14.5oz double-slub red-line selvedge denim, custom-developed and expertly woven on antique shuttle looms in Okayama - Rope-dyed warp yarns are dipped 16 times in natural indigo - Moderate slubs in both warp and weft yarns - Fabric origin: Japan (Okayama) - 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 - Mismatched pocket bags made from fabrics from The Hill-Side's current and previous collections - Back pockets sewn on using one continuous stitch - Selvedge detail along interior edge of coin pocket - Chain stitched hem - Painted metal "laurel-leaf" military waist button - Button fly - Unmarked leather patch on back waistband, with twill tape tab sewn underneath - The Hill-Side twill tape label hidden inside right back pocket; a reference to union labor labels that used to be sewn into the back pocket of work trousers - Un-branded copper rivets - Hidden back pocket rivets - 100% cotton - Washed once to eliminate shrinkage