In the vintage community, covert cloth, nicknamed “salt and pepper” fabric is some of the most highly sought after materials and was mainly used for work shirts and work pants although jackets, caps, and shop coats also received the S&P treatment.
Admired for its durability, and its utilitarian yet refined appearance, it’s not hard to see why brands are still fascinated with the stuff. And although finding vintage salt and pepper pieces can be very difficult, the premise of covert skinny jeans might even be more rare. Yet, that is exactly what Osaka 5 heavy hitter, Full Count, has done with their Covert Canvas Selvedge Jeans.
Made from 100% Zimbabwe cotton, this button-flyed, hidden-riveted creation behaves like a pair of jeans, is designed like a pair of jeans, but looks more like a dress pant. See what I mean? Utility yet elegance.
No detail to convince you that these jeans are jeans has been cut, which include chain-stitched hems/ waistband and a goatskin leather patch. So as much as you try to tell yourself these aren’t what they seem to be, they not only are, they are more. Confused yet? Remember, they also have the DNA of a work pants in them as well. Basically two pairs in one!
Available for $265 at Okayama Denim