19oz. unsanforized selvedge denim for about $100 USD? No, they’re not a pair of jeans off of Kickstarter. And no, Uniqlo‘s not trying to steal away Iron Heart customers. This behemoth comes from Sage, a frequent feature in the Fade Friday section, and a champion of the Indonesian denim scene.
It’s the third iteration in their Ranger series and it’s textured as much as it is heavy. Loomstate, it’s stiff as a board, hairy, and super dark. The fabric is made of 100% American cotton woven exclusively for Sage in Indonesia, so you won’t see this fabric anywhere else. Other details include screen printed pocket bags made of heavy natural twill, signature belt loop hook, buffalo leather patch, and golden mountain arcuate.
You can grab a pair in either a slim straight or a straight fit. And we know that summer is coming up, yes. But if Indonesia is making jeans this heavy with weather this hot (the high for this week averages about 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Jakarta), the true denimhead in all of us can muster up the strength to take on a pair.
Available for 980,000 Rp. ~$100USD at Sage Denim.