This 17 oz. jean, a collaboration between The Strike Gold and Self Edge, uses an extremely short slub cotton for the weft threads, which requires the yarns to be spun at a very slow pace. For this reason, as well as other details we don’t need to get into here, the rugged jean has an incredibly unique texture and hand feel. Self Edge even describes it similarly to a Persian rug. But how about the fades?
David has worn this pair daily for six of the nine months he’s owned them, and a decent amount of indigo fall has started to show. While some whiskering can been seen in the front lap and some deeper fading in other spots around the knee, the traditional fades one might be used to, such as honeycombs, haven’t quite come into their own just yet.
Instead, and this goes back to the unique denim used here, the fading has cast a light on the character and quirks of the specially made yarns that compose the fabric itself. With fading, the jean appears to have a horizontal, sakiori-like quality, where the weft seems to have varying thickness, almost like a pattern. It’s a really special look that you don’t see much, if at all. Thanks for sharing David!
The Strike Gold SEXSG24 Wavy Standard Raw Denim Jeans
- Fabric: 100% cotton selvedge denim
- Fabric weight: 17 oz.
- Fabric source: Japan
- Made in: Japan
- Fit: Straight tapered
- Additional Details:
- Super short slub weft yarn
- Cotton poly-core stitching
- Deerskin leather patch
- Button fly
- Gold selvedge ID
- Available at: Self Edge for $345