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Fifthrequisite Jeans – Thai Raw Denim

“Eat, Drink, Sleep, Sex”, those are the four main needs of a human being according to Thai raw denim brand Fifthrequisite. There is, however, another requirement; a fifth requisite, if you will. And that is the need to wear really cool jeans.

From their inception in 2009, Fifthrequisite has sought to make “Neo Vintage Jeans” that “allows you to show your personality, and live your dreams.” Now, I know what you’re thinking–is this another brand that seeks to tap into your “inner wanderer“? But the people behind Fifthrequisite have produced a unique line that combines traditional and vintage design elements into super skinny cuts.


How skinny? Well their slimmest Giselle model tapers all the way down to a 5.625 inch leg opening on a size 25. That’s right, slim guys and unisex raw denim fans, these jeans are for you!

Despite the aggressive tapering, Fifthrequisite still builds in a variety of neat details like gold-hued metal Orichalcum buttons, which they describe as, “considered second only to gold in value and the strongest metal, which used to produce sword in past (sic).” They also have a circular leather patch, the curved pocket arcs, the pocketbags are made of Japanese linen, and the denim is all from Japan as well.




Despite their Thai origins, only some of the jeans are produced in Thailand. One of their flagship models is the Hector, which has a more straight leg 501 type cut and is entirely made in Japan out of a 13oz. redline selvedge denim. Other models, like the Giselle, are more intended for unisex wear and have a broader size range. The Giselle also has a 2% stretch to it to accommodate such a slim fit.


Also, these jeans are known to fade pretty decently as well. This might just be a side effect of what Southeast Asia is known to do to a pair of jeans, but check out this pair of stretch Giselles after one year of wear.


Image via Denimfuture

So if you feel like you feel like your needs for eating, drinking, sleeping, and sex are filled but you’re still unsatisfied, you can check out Fifthrequisite on their site or at their North American stockist, Chainstitches.

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