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.
If you are looking for a something a bit different in your next pair of a selvedge then an indigo/indigo fabric is a great choice. Not only does it allow for a different range of hues, but the resulting fades are often sharper and have better contrast. There are a seemingly endless array of indigo/indigo jeans out there these days, which is exactly why we’re writing about some of the most interesting pairs currently available.
1) Grease Point Workwear: Work Jean
While many denim brands subscribe to a workwear aesthetic, Grease Point Workwear really exemplifies the style. Their Work Jean is available in both 14oz. and 16oz. indigo/indigo variants, both of which feature triple stitching, reinforced knees, extra thick belt loops, and 12oz. canvas lining in the back pockets. Regardless of if you are a fan of workwear or not, it’s hard not to be impressed by GPW’s great patterns and attention to detail.
Available for $329 from Grease Point Workwear.
2) The Strike Gold: 5004ID
The Strike Gold’s 5004ID are a solid pair by nearly every metric. Made in Japan from a 15.5oz. double indigo fabric, these jeans feature contrasting stitching, a heavily textured fabric, iron and copper hardware, and raised belt loops. Each pair is finished with a red tag on the back pocket, making these jeans even more special and daring than much of what you’ll see outside of Japan.
Available for $292 from Redcast Heritage Co.
3) Benzak Denim Developers: BDDxDR-711
There are a ton of quality denim brands out there, but somehow Benzak Denim Developers’s offerings seem to just have cleaner, more formal lines. While that might not appeal to everyone, their BDDxDR-711 is one of the sleekest indigo/indigo jeans available and comes with a ton of great details: made in Japan construction, chambray pocket bags, hidden sixth pocket, and blackened zinc buttons. If you’re only going to own one pair of indigo/indigo jeans these are a great pair to go with.
Available for $325 from Division Road.
4) Stevenson Overall Co: 210 Big Sur
Stevenson Overall Co always has great details with their jeans and their 210 Big Sur jeans are no different. Made with 14oz. indigo/indigo selvedge, these jeans feature indigo flannel pocket bags, curved back pockets, slanted v belt loops, and tonal stitching, all of which come together to form a great pair of cohesive jeans.
Available for $315 from Self Edge.
5) Tanuki: IDUS1
Tanuki has been becoming more and more popular over the last few years, so it’s great to see them offer a great pair of indigo/indigo jeans with their IDUS1’s. They’re made with a highly textured, unsanforized denim and feature half-lined balk pockets, blue gingham pocket bags, and tonal stitching to keep everything uniform.
Available for $251 from Denimio.
Plus One – Pure Blue Japan: AI-019-WID
If you want one of the most unique pairs of indigo/indigo denim and don’t mind breaking the bank to do so, then Pure Blue Japan’s AI-019-WID are the obvious choice. They’re made from a 17.5oz. indigo/indigo denim that was hank dyed with natural indigo, which features an insane amount of texture and irregularity. Each pair is finished with brass copper rivets, a lambskin patch, and a ton of other great details. If you’re looking for a pair that you won’t be able to keep your eyes off of, new or worn, then these are the clear choice.
Available for $815 from Okayama Denim.