Standard & Strange x Ooe Yofuketen’s Golden Gate Jeans Bridge East and West
There are so many details pack into this collaboration between Standard & Strange and Ooe Yofuketen that I honestly don’t know where to begin. Is detail fatigue a thing?
The proprietary 3×1 right hand twill denim — with #6 ring-spun warp and weft yarns — has been dubbed the Golden Gate denim by S&S. The warp is dyed with extremely dark pure indigo and the weft yarn count was increased to ensure a very hard and hefty denim. In time, once the fades commence, a vintage effect will be achieved as both warp and weft are natural slub yarns.
Starting with Ooe Yokufeten’s OA01 cut, this one connects the detail dots all the way to a pair of 1940’s Levi’s from the Ooe archive. The jean features mismatched side stitches, with one side being chain stitched and the other lock stitched. For what reason? That sample pair of archived Levi’s was mistakenly crafted that way, and S&S thought to hold on to that quirk for added flavor. Wide belt loops are mindfully centered between the pockets and the fly, and a bias cut coin pocket round out this vintage cut pair of jeans. Oh, one more detail: they are unsanforized AND run small. S&S suggests you size up 2.
Available for $345 at Standard & Strange.