When I got into raw denim back in college, my dream pair of jeans was a wide straight cut, 5 pocket jean, with no arcuates on the back pockets. And yes, this was a dream, because believe it or not, there weren’t many options for this less modern combo. Thankfully, I know now about Full Count and its time-honored selvedge selection that includes a host of vintage fits, including these wide bois.
Full Count’s 0105 New Loose Straight Jean features an update to the brand’s classic 0105 cut—a 1953 model with a loose leg and high rise—by adding extra width to the legs. Cyclists wearing 2 sizes too big in the waist just to accommodate your thighs, breath a sigh of relief, and when your current jeans fall down, pull these up instead.
Definitely leaning into a utilitarian, workwear look, I challenge you to find an outfit that won’t look good around these jeans. Made from 100% Zimbabwean cotton, and coming in at 13.75 oz., this pair strikes the elusive balance of being bearable in the summer and reliable in the winter while passing in-between seasons with flying indigo.
Available for $375 at Clutch Cafe