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The Guide to Every Raw Denim Boot Cut Jean

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Unlike most of the fits we discuss on our humble denim site, the bootcut jean feels like it never quite gets its day in the sun. Ridiculed by many and revered by few, the bootcut is divisive. Though it’s heyday is long gone, it’s not extinct and will continue thanks to some die-hard lovers of the silhouette. And with the fashion cycle currently passing through a wave of western wear, it’s sure to pick up a few more admirers along the way.

As we have previously discussed, in our Defense of the Bootcut, a good bootcut is a subtle one, and definitely made of raw denim or bought vintage, already perfectly distressed. Though bootcut jeans might seem like a risky move to some of our more skittish, slim-taper fans, they have always and will always have their fans. Whether you’re a bootcut fanboy, need a solid pair to complement your boots, or are just looking to break out of your usual silhouette, this is the guide for you.

Eat Dust

Bootcut

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  • Available in a variety of fabrics.
  • Double prong fly buttons.
  • Faded copper rivets.
  • Triple-needle stitching.
  • Available from €149 (~$165USD) Eat Dust.

Freenote Cloth

Wilkes

Freenote Wilkes. Image via Freenote.

  • 100% cotton, 13 oz broken twill.
  • Selvedge denim.
  • Sanforized.
  • Zip-fly.
  • Available from $265 at Freenote.

Eternal

885 Original Bootcut

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Eternal 885.

  • 100% cotton, 14.5 oz.
  • Selvedge denim.
  • One wash.
  • Button fly.
  • Available at Denimio.

Flat Head

3007

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Flat Head 3007. Image via Rakuten.

  • 100% cotton, 14.5oz.
  • Selvedge denim.
  • Unsanforized.
  • Zip fly.
  • Available at Rakuten.

Indigofera

Wyatt Jeans

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  • Regular waist.
  • Available in a variety of fabrics.
  • Hidden rivets.
  • Button fly.
  • Available for $269 at Manready Mercantile.

Iron Heart

461S 21oz. Selvedge Denim Bootcut

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461S. Image via Iron Heart.

  • 100% cotton, 21oz.
  • Selvedge denim, but no selvedge id.
  • Sanforized.
  • Button-fly.
  • Available for $365 at Iron Heart.

IH-461Z Indigo 21oz Denim Boot Cut

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  • 21oz. non-selvedge indigo denim
  • Sanforized, one-wash.
  • Zipper fly
  • Available for $285 at Iron Heart.

IH-9461Z Superblack Non-Fade 21oz Denim Boot Cut

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  • 21oz. Japanese superblack non-fading denim
  • Zip fly
  • Sanforized and one-washed
  • Black leather patch
  • Available for $340 at Iron Heart.

IH-463S “The Boss Cut”

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  • 21oz. indigo Japanese selvedge denim
  • Button fly
  • Sanforized and one-washed
  • Available for $345 at Iron Heart.

IH-106 Indigo 21oz Denim Ladies Boot Cut

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  • 21oz. non-selvedge indigo denim
  • Talon zipper fly
  • Women’s cut
  • Available for $285 at Iron Heart.

IH-9106 Superblack Non-Fade 21oz Denim Ladies Boot Cut

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  • 21oz. superblack non-selvedge Japanese denim
  • Sanforized
  • Talon zipper fly
  • Available for $285 at Iron Heart.

Japan Blue

JB0806-J

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JB0806-J BOOT-CUT. Image via Denimio.

  • 100% cotton, 14oz.
  • Selvedge denim.
  • freOne wash.
  • Zip-fly.
  • Available for $132 at Denimio.

Kojima Genes

 15 oz. Bootcut

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Kojima Jeans. Image via Rakuten.

  • 100% cotton, 15oz.
  • One wash.
  • Non-selvedge.
  • Zip fly.
  • Available for $101 at Rakuten.

Levi’s

517 — Rigid

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Levi’s 517. Image via Levi’s.

  • 100% cotton.
  • Unsanforized, non-selvedge.
  • Zip fly.
  • Available for $60 at Levi’s.

527 — Tumbled Rigid

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Levi’s 527. Image via Levi’s.

  • Slim.
  • 100% cotton.
  • Rinsed, non-selvedge.
  • Zip fly.
  • Available for $70 at Levi’s.

Momotaro

N0505SP

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Momotaro N0505SP. Image via Okayama Denim.

  • 100% Zimbabwe cotton, 15.75oz.
  • One wash (ocean rinse).
  • Pink selvedge ID.
  • Button fly.
  • Available at Okayama Denim.

Pure Blue Japan

XX-004

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xx-004. Image via Denimio.

  • 100% cotton, 14 oz.
  • One wash.
  • Selvedge denim.
  • Sheepskin leather patch.
  • Available at Denimio.

Naked and Famous

Groovy Guy — Natural Indigo Selvedge

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  • 100% cotton, 12.5oz. natural indigo dye.
  • Selvedge denim.
  • Sanforized.
  • Button-fly.
  • Available for $158 at Tate and Yoko.

Groovy Guy — Left Hand Twill

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Groovy Guy. Left Hand Twill. Image via Tate and Yoko.

Samurai

GA0512LXX Geisha Series

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GA0512LXX Geisha Series: boot-cut. Image via Samurai.

  • 100% cotton.
  • One wash.
  • Available at for ~$315USD at Samurai.

S512XXBC 19OZ

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S512XXBC 19OZ. Image via Samurai.

  • 100% cotton, 19 oz.
  • Selvedge denim.
  • One wash.
  • Button fly.
  • Available for ~$315 at Samurai.

S4000VX 21oz

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S4000VX 21oz. Image via Sakura Style.

  • 100% cotton, 21 oz.
  • Selvedge denim.
  • One wash.
  • Button fly.
  • Available for ~$280 at Rakuten.

Studio D’Artisan

SD-105

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SD-105. Image via Heddels.

  • 100% cotton, 15 oz.
  • Selvedge denim.
  • Unsanforized, or one wash.
  • Button fly.
  • Available for $222 at Denimio.

Sugar Cane

70s Bootcut

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Sugar Cane Bootcut. Image via Rakuten.

  • 100% cotton, 14oz.
  • One wash.
  • Non-selvedge.
  • Zip fly.
  • Available for ~$150 at Rakuten.

W.H. Ranch Dungarees

Midnight Special CC Ryder Fit

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  • Available in a variety of raw denim fabrics.
  • Bench-made, single-needle construction.
  • Made-to-order.
  • Available from $395 at W.H. Ranch Dungarees.

Wrangler

Cowboy Cut — Rigid – Regular Fit

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Wrangler Cowboy Cut. Image via Wrangler.

  • 100% cotton.
  • Rigid, non-selvedge.
  • Broken twill.
  • Zip fly.
  • Available from $29 at Wrangler.

Cowboy Cut — Rigid – Relaxed Fit

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Wrangler Relaxed Fit. Image via Wrangler.

  • 100% cotton.
  • Rigid, non-selvedge.
  • Broken twill.
  • Zip fly.
  • Available from $34 at Wrangler.

Premium Performance Cowboy Cut — Rigid

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Wrangler Slim Fit. Image via Wrangler.