Gotta love a good painter’s pant. They make canvas pants more acceptable, in some magical way, and offer a nice alternative to a jean when done in denim. The folks at Noah, as if they’ve been reading through my diary filled with sartorial thoughts, seems to either be on the same page or decided to rip me off wholesale as they’ve issued their own iteration on the workwear uniform staple, and their take appears to be primed for summer wear.
Made in Japan with a full-leg fit, Noah is offering their painter’s pant in two versions. The first is a durable, densely-woven cotton twill done in an all-over floral print. This reminds more of something Needles would cook up, but isn’t that far off from what you may be used to with Noah. The other version, done in indigo-dyed cotton denim with contrast orange-red stitching, is a lighter, more airy version of Noah’s standard selvedge jeans.
Both styles feature vintage details like triple needle contrast stitching, a range of extra utility pockets and a hammer loop. And, to save the best for last, the standout of either style is the woven full-color branded tag at the back that states “Highest quality painters pant” with the depiction of a dry-docked, rotting out boat. Rad.
Available for $228 at Noah.