Sometimes, collaborations are good, and Japan’s Ooe Yofukuten and Oakland, California’s Standard & Strange recently teamed up to make a beautiful pair of old-timey jeans. The Overalls that inspired these marketed their signature continuous-fly Overall as “The Boss of the Road”—a design created by the Neustadter Brothers in 1850—and the pants feature details faithful to the early 1900s.
Coming in a high-rise with a tapered leg, these are outfitted with a buckle-back cinch (with a WW1-era dead-stock Iron Buckle from Germany), Union Made suspender buttons, extra deep pocket bags and double knee reinforcement. They’re cut from 11oz. unsanforized denim, dyed with a mix of natural and synthetic indigos, and are made one at a time by the married pair behind Ooe Yofukuten-Ryo and Hiro Yofukuten. The sizing on these runs small, and they’ll shrink, so get your right size before these fly to someone else’s behind.
Available for $350 at Standard & Strange.