Forever inspired by American work wear, Indonesian label Oldblue Co.‘s latest is a mighty fine looking pair of chambray trousers.
The pants draw from WWII-era US Naval uniforms with rounded patch pockets, distinctive buttoned belt loops, a tall button fly, and darts at the back waist. Not total repros, though, the USN pants have a medium rise and slim straight cut.
The front and back pockets also run continuously around the thigh. So, really, the front pockets are the back pockets. The fabric is a 12oz. chambray — lightweight for pants, but hefty for chambray — and loomed with irregular yarns, which results in a slubby texture. Milled in the US, it’s deadstock material, and is sanforized. Inseams and outseams are triple chain stitched, to bring in a work wear element.
Available in sizes 28-38 on Oldblue’s website.