In the past several months here at Heddels there have been a growing number of one man brands featured prominently. One that has an unquestioned clout when it comes to quality construction and design is Ande Whall. Most recently featured for their Special Roll #5 (SR5) denim release, the brand has just released the Wolf – a denim jacket with old-school aesthetics.
Last we heard, Whall was planning on ramping up production by making several connections in Japan and was at the beginning stages of designing a new denim jacket. Hand-made by the man himself in his home country of New Zealand, the Wolf is the fruit of that labor – a denim jacket made from 13 oz. natural indigo dyed denim sourced from Okayama, Japan.
Those who read about the most recent SR5 release know that Whall likes to include special details to help his goods stand out from the competition. Points of particular interest in the new jacket include a rounded collar, body-slimming back pleats, open pleats at the shoulder for ease of movement, hand-felled seams, and single-needle construction throughout.
All of the highlights on this piece follow the Whall ethos: “…to design the best denim garments possible, not to copy the past masters, but to create new classics.” Time-tested sewing methods are the focus on this jacket, craftsmanship sure to please any selvedge aficionado.
For more information and to make a purchase, visit Ande Whall‘s site.
- Name: Ande Whall Wolf Jacket
- Denim: Once-washed natural indigo dyed denim from Okayama, Japan
- Weight: 13 oz.
- Fit: Regular/slim cut with a longer body
- Available at: Ande Whall for $345.00 USD
- Other details:
- Pleated front
- Rounded collar
- Two chest pockets with 6.5 oz selvedge shirt-weight denim lining
- Once-washed to avoid shrinkage
- Blue selvedge ID line
- Open pleats at the shoulder for ease of movement
- Made in New Zealand