Ande Whall is back from his New Zealand workshop with the latest of his special rolls, the Special Roll #11. Whall started the Special Rolls as a way to produce a unique, limited run of denim, giving more options than the main line. This one-man brand uses vintage seaming techniques and sources Japanese denim from Okayama. To this day, Whall does every single job at his company from denim design to web design to sewing the jeans himself. Using his brief educational background in fashion design, Whall constructed the SR #11 jean with hand felled seams, at technique dating back to early workwear of the 1800s, and rarely seen today.
This run may look familiar, remember the SR #7? It’s the same fabric. Sourced from Okayama, the SR #11 is a naturally died cotton weighing in at 14.25 oz. With wear the natural indigo dye will produce an electric blue vertical fall (and perhaps a future Fade Friday). Each pair is stitched with a strong gold/lemon poly-cotton core thread, ideal for fading. Special details include a branded leather patch,red and blue gingham pocket liners, and wing pocket stitching. The new SR #11 is available in four fits: Cobra (super slim), Mustang (slim), Buffalo (standard), and Caribou (loose) and limited to a 20 pair run.
- Name: Ande Whall Special Roll #11
- Fabric: 14.25 oz., white line selvedge, sanforized, cotton, from Okayama, Japan
- Fit: Super Slim, Slim, Standard, and Loose
- Unique Features:
- Left Hand Twill Weave
- Red and Blue Gingham pocket liner
- Natural indigo dyed
- Gold/Lemon poly-cotton core stitching
- Hand felled seams on the rise and seat
- Available for $275 at Ande Whall