Deadstock Japanese Denim Goes Into the Railcar Fine Goods x Blue Owl Workshop Bandit Jeans
At a time when seemingly everything has “limited edition” emblazoned on the blisterpack or stamped on the rear, you can’t help but wonder just how limited these goods truly are. All those scarce Nike’s, Supreme collabs, and even Jeep Wrangler configurations seem to find a way to be all up in your grill all the time. A couple decades ago “limited edition” meant only a few, but today it feels like only many.
However, when you find a small, last-remaining batch of vintage deadstock denim, I’d reckon it’s safe to call whatever is made from it “limited.” In this case, the sanforized 14oz. denim has a nice pedigree, coming from the Kaihara Mills archive. And this collaborative piece was designed by Railcar Fine Goods in conjunction with Blue Owl Workshop with the outlaws of the Old West in mind.
Made in California, the jean is fitted with typical Railcar hallmarks, like hidden back pocket rivets, a two-piece waistband, triple needle construction, and a branded natural leather patch. The denim features an even texture, reminiscent of jeans from the early 1900s, and fades from a classic indigo color to a vintage blue. But it fades better after a few brushes with the law, of course.
Available for $228 at Blue Owl.