At this point, Roy has become a recognizable name that is almost synonymous with denim with each of his releases being met with anticipation and enthusiasm from denim fans all over the world. The latest release, the Roy KS1001 Kinda Special, is a jean that showcases a new fit, new fabric, and details that only Roy can pull off.
The KS1001 Kinda Special is a jean that sits somewhere between a slim and a straight. With its higher rise and fuller leg, it’s reminiscent of a classic Levi’s 1947 501 fit but instead of being straight through the whole leg, it has a slight taper that gives it the slimmer, more modern look which can be sized down for a slim fit or sized up for a more relaxed but not baggy fit.
The denim is a custom 13.75oz unsanforized loomstate selvedge denim made from 100% cotton by Cone Mills. What makes this particular denim “kinda” special is that the indigo yarns are dipped 8 times to recreate the look of the deadstock denim that he used for his RS01 jean and feels heftier and more rigid than the 13.75 oz weight suggests.
As expected, the KS1001 features many of the details found in previous jeans such as the shell stitching on the fly, chainstitched “Roy” embroidery on the pocket, and copper rivets. The leather patch is a new thinner design with artwork done by Roy and for the first time, it includes not only the name of the jean but also the size and model number. The back pockets and coin pocket are lined with canvas and the pocket bags are loomstate and sewn in a way to ensure even shrinking after the first soak.
Like with past releases, the jeans are all made by Roy from start to finish and only available in small quantities through Self Edge. The jeans go live on Self Edge’s web store today at 10am Pacific.
- Name: Roy KS1001 Kinda Special
- Weight: 13.75 Oz.
- Denim: Custom made loomstate selvedge denim made from 100% American Pima Cotton by Cone Mills
- Other Details:
- Loomstate pocket bags
- Lined back and coin pockets
- Tin plated brass buttons and copper rivets
- High stitch count
- Leather press with artwork done by Roy
- “Roy” chainstitch embroidery on pocket bag
- Welted belt loops and back pocket hem
- Available at: Self Edge for $340.00 USD