Hailing from San Juan Capistrano, California, brothers Matt and Andrew Brodrick have come quite a ways from their former days under the Volcom umbrella to producing premium workwear inspired garments with their company Freenote Cloth. Their collection is fueled by classic Americana laid back style and includes denim jackets, chinos, chambray and plaid button ups and solid tees.They produce exclusively in the USA, using mostly Japanese and American fabrics with exceptional construction. And although they only started the brand in 2013, they seem to have raised a fair number of eyebrows in the short amount of time that they’ve been a company.
Their latest drop, the Splitback Stripe pant, leans more heavily toward the workwear aesthetic and rides the line between jean and trouser. It’s made of a Japanese selvedge rope stripe fabric (similar to wabash and a hickory stripe). It’s been outfitted with custom metal suspender buttons along a lined waistband with a splitback. The back pockets are welted while the front pockets have a unique curve to them allowing the wearer to access them more easily. They’ve also made sure to line the pockets with a Japanese herringbone lining. It’s a far cry from their beachwear days, but we’re definitely not complaining about that.
They retail for $250 and you can find them at their website.