Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Whether you are looking for another pair of jeans or looking for a new pair of pants that are not jeans, indigo canvas pants might be just the ticket. They might not be denim, but indigo dye and the textured nature of canvas twill results in similar, albeit identifiably different, fades.
1) Grease Point Workwear: Work Trousers in Selvedge Canvas
Grease Point Workwear makes some of the best workwear-inspired clothing out there with their Work Trousers being one of their most interesting styles. They feature slash front pockets and welted back pockets as you’d expect to see on traditional trousers, but with double-layered knee panels and a thigh knife pocket as a nod toward workwear. This pair is constructed in the USA from an 11oz., indigo dyed selvedge canvas from Japan.
Available for $299 from Grease Point Workwear.
2) Rogue Territory: Officer Trousers in Selvedge Canvas
Rogue Territory help to popularize indigo dyed selvedge canvas pants with their Officer Trousers, and they remain a great option. Made in the USA from an 11oz. indigo dyed selvedge canvas made exclusively for RT, these trousers have a ton of great details such as tucked belt loops, a flapped and welted back pocket, and matte black buttons. While these trousers aren’t as formal, they are easier to dress up than jeans and easier to dress down than slacks, making them a great option for many of our wardrobes.
Available for $240 from Rogue Territory.
3) Raleigh: Jones Canvas in Pacific
Not all indigo dye is the deep, midnight blue that we see on most selvedge jeans these days, and it’s good to see Raleigh utilizing lighter indigos for their Jones Canvas in Pacific. They’re made in the USA from Italian canvas that has a light, almost creamy hue and are finished with copper hardware. These pants are sewn in a traditional, 5-pocket jean pattern making them a great option if you’re looking to just change up your fabric choice.
Available for $265 from Raleigh.
4) Naked and Famous: Indigo Duck Canvas
Naked & Famous has one of the wildest, if not the widest, selection of fabrics for a raw denim brand. While their Indigo Duck Canvas might not be denim, it features a deep, indigo hue and tonal stitching that really puts the focus back on the texture of the fabric. Available in three different cuts, these 10oz. 5-pocket pants are easy to find in a fit and size that matches what you are looking for.
Available for $96 from Tate and Yoko.
5) Indigofera: Heyes in Indigo Duck Canvas
If you are looking for a pair of indigo canvas trousers that are just a bit off the beaten path then Indigofera’s Heyes are an excellent option. Made from a 12.5oz. canvas, these pants feature a split-back and cinch, slanted front pockets, and welted back pockets. These pants come in a relaxed tapered fit, but the overall pattern makes them appear to fit much more like classical garments.
Available for €199 from Statement.
Plus One – Tanuki: YOUBKR Yoroi Baker Pant in Indigo
Tanuki’s YOUBKR Yoroi Baker Pants are one of the most interesting pairs of indigo canvas trousers on the market. Made in the style of fatigue pants from a heavyweight, 25oz. canvas, these pants featured large, flapped back pockets, trapezoidal hand pockets, and customer hardware. They feature high rise and aggressive taper resulting in one of the most unique pairs of fatigues, or indigo canvas pants, around.
Available for $295 from Blue Owl.