JWJ continues down the path toward denim glory, having recently released a two-piece set of jeans that could very well have you reconsidering where you want to direct your paycheck. Dubbed the J-1948, it’s cut with a vintage ’40s silhouette and you can have your pick of either a Zimbabwe cotton 14oz. red selvedge denim or a natural indigo 14oz. white selvedge denim, both woven in Japan. If you’re really about it, I suppose you can get both.
And while you’d certainly be forgiven if you spent your time ogling the fabric, the tucked belt loops, the YKK copper hardware, and the hand-burnished Hermann Oak veg-tan leather patch, most of the fun is on the inside.
The button fly uses a single-piece construction method, which not only results in some flashy selvedge detailing, but also makes for a stronger fly. All the hardware — rivets and buttons — is reinforced with leather washers for added strength. And, keen eyes will notice the seams are felled using a single needle, which is a process that takes double the amount of time to complete, but produces a cleaner result.