Japanese denim masters the Shiotani brothers have released another knock-out in the form of the Second Hand series one-wash jean. Available in their classic 1101 silhouette, ‘they are the original jeans’ adorns the paper tag at the waist and it’s not far from the truth. Based on a 501XX jean, the one wash model is designed to replicate a pair of vintage jeans which you would see hanging on the walls of BerBerJin or another premium vintage store in Tokyo.
Constructed from a 12oz. denim and washed once to avoid any shrinkage, the jean sports a contemporary fit and feel, but definitely has that vintage vibe. They come in a shorter leg to allow for ease of wear (we don’t always have to cuff, y’know?) and feature a button fly, orange selvedge ID and are of course made in Japan. They’re sanforized, so order true to size and pair them with vintage Chuck Taylors or a work boot. Affordable and classic, this is a pair of jeans you’ll want to consider for your 2019 rotation.
Available for £189 (~$248 ) from Clutch Cafe.