If you’re a fan of the many South East Asian jeans that have been featured here, you’re not alone. Though, if you’re anywhere outside of SEA, it may be somewhat difficult to get your
hands on legs in a pair of Jakarta jeans. Thanks to Chain Stitches, out of Nebraska of all places, brands from Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia can spread their indigofera tinctoria seeds on American soil.
Ceremony Fine Wear is among those brands and has collaborated with Chain Stitches to make a special edition pair of jeans in both their Ginsberg and Huncke fits.
The jeans are made of a 15 oz. Zimbabwean cotton denim produced by Collect Mills. As a cotton, the Zimbabwean variety is highly desirable since it has to be picked by hand, thus reducing the number of impurities. It’s also known to grow extremely long staples, adding both to its durability and softness.
CFW built the jean with some interesting details which somewhat belie its minimalist appearance. For instance, the rear pockets, which are half-lined, are cut into two separate pieces with the denim arranged so that the diagonal lines oppose one another. The outseams of the jean add some character, too, sweeping down from the front pockets to the rear pockets. It’s also worth mentioning that they are sewn using Union Special, Reese, Juki, Singer, and Pegasus machines.
There are plenty more details that go into these jeans, but if you haven’t yet met a pair of jeans from South East Asia, this collab is a good first impression.
- Name: CFW Ginsberg / CFW Huncke
- Fabric: Collect Mills 15 oz. Zimambwe cotton denim
- Fit: Skinny / Slim straight
- Unique features:
- Selvedge fly
- Vintage-style waistband stitching
- Scovill brass buttons
- Available for $220 at Chain Stitches