Osaka 5 Powers Combine in Denime x Warehouse Lot. 224 Jeans

You may have heard of Denime, one of the Osaka 5. Out of all the brands in that illustrious Japanese denim quintet, Denime has been much quieter in the last decade or so, but they seem to be back in the game, a la The Flat Head, but with a little help from fellow Osaka 5 royalty, Warehouse & Co. Latest to release under this new direction is these 1966-era Levi’s 501 reproduction jeans, which have been a solid part of the Denime lineup since their inception over 30 years ago.

What you’re looking at is a straight leg jean, with a slight amount of taper from the knee down, making for a very comfortable fit that isn’t excessive in fabric at the hem. They sound ideal — because they are – and they’re a hell of a lot more affordable than their LVC counterparts.

Crafted in Japan from a standard weight, 100% cotton 14.5oz unsanforized Kurabo selvedge denim, made to fade beautifully with time and wear. They’re a 5-pocket pair of Levi’s in design, with a metal button fly, chainstitched waistband and side seams, bar tack reinforced seams, red tab, coin pocket, rivet reinforced seams, and a ’60s era faithful paper patch.

Available for $170 from Redcast Heritage.