The Freenote Cloth Portola Jean in 17 oz. Indigo Slub is the answer for those in need of a heavier weight straight-tapered jean to break in now that the chill of fall has arrived. 17 ounces per square yard is a nice weight to don when it’s cold, so you can match those crunchy fall leaves with some crunchy denim. Freenote only offered this slubby fabric in black up until recently, with the popularity of the black fabric spurring them to offer it in every denim head’s fave – indigo.
Plenty of room in the top block, a not-too high rise, roomy thigh, and a good amount of taper toward the hem means that most folks are going to be looking and feeling good in this cut. Freenote knows how to construct a clean 5-pocket jean with a modern touch, and this is evident in the host of charming details — stylized arcuate-less back pockets, bar tack reinforcements throughout, metal button fly, tucked belt loops, flat felled seams, custom embossed hardware, Freenote Cloth tag constructed in Italy, and a Freenote Cloth leather patch. All put together in the USA.
Available for $270 at Franklin & Poe