Kicking off 2014 the right way, Ande Whall just announced his next limited run of denim in his Special Roll series – the Special Roll 7 (SR7). As many here know, Whall was dealt a serious blow back in April 2011 when his entire studio suffered catastrophic damage as a result of the brutal earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand.
Thankfully, our favorite Kiwi got right back on the proverbial horse and has managed to pick up steam since the disaster nearly three years ago. Compared to the SR6, the SR7 utilizes a slightly lighter, 14.25 Oz. white-line selvedge that has been naturally indigo-dyed. As a result of these qualities and the left hand twill weave, Ande Whall states the denim boasts some serious vertical slubbiness. Certainly won’t argue with him there.
Compared to the SR6 as well, one will notice the New Zealander has opted for a toned-down aesthetic with the SR7 and moved any eye-catching finishings to the interior. Rather than use the exterior pockets as a showcase area – as we saw in the SR6 with the vidid poncho cloth – this section is completely clean and bare of any detailing. Instead, it’s the interior pocket lining that received some more love and is equipped with a 18 colour “Roping Cowboy” USA-made print.
In true form, Ande Whall continues to bring the goods on the construction front. The back pockets feature the signature wing stitch design and a fusion of gold and faded lemon thread run along felled seams. As is the case with his past models, he’s constructed the rise and seat with hand felled seams which is not only a more uncommon technique, but also lends greater reinforcement and sturdiness.
As mentioned earlier, the SR7 is a very limited edition run. Only 21 pairs are available in total across all cuts – super slim (Cobra), Slim (Mustang), Regular (Caribou), and Loose (Buffalo) fits – and can be purchased directly from his site.
- Name: Ande Whall Special Roll 7 (SR7)
- Weight: 14.5oz.
- Fit: Super Slim (Cobra), Slim (Mustang), Regular (Caribou), and Loose (Buffalo)
- Denim: 100% cotton, white-line selvedge, left hand twill, naturally indigo-dyed
- Source: Okayama, Japan
- Other details:
- “Roping Cowboy” pocket lining
- Reinforcing X-bar tacks on back pockets
- Branded leather back patch
- Copper Riveted Stress Points
- Peek-a-boo selvedge detail on coin pocket
- Available at: Ande Whall (Cobra, Mustang, Caribou, Buffalo) for $275.00
Photos (only “Cobra” featured below)