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Todd Snyder

Relaxed Fit Made in USA Raw Selvedge Jean

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Limited Edition:Our denim comes in distinct categories (Stretch, Selvedge and Small Batch), for the same reason that sometimes you want an artisanal sipping whiskey, and others a draft beer. The Made in USA Selvedge is our most premium jean, what we call Small Batch Denim. Created in partnership with denim guru Eric Goldstein, whose credits include Jean Shop and RRL, it’s woven at Vidalia Mills in Vidalia, Louisiana. 

Vidalia is quickly becoming famous among aficionados for its “farm-to-yarn” denim as the cotton is locally grown, then woven on Vidalia's Draper looms, many of which were acquired from the late mythic White Oak Plant in Greensboro, North Carolina. It takes about two hours for each of these machines to weave enough fabric for one pair of jeans. The denim is rope-dyed in genuine indigo and then cut and sewn in Los Angeles.

This is the denim equivalent of cutting a soul album at Muscle Shoals.

Based on a design from our “From Away” fashion show, The Rigid Wide Fit jean is raw denim, a dark, rugged fabric originally created for hard labor. It is rope-dyed in a genuine indigo bath, and cut and sewn in Los Angeles.The fit is high-waisted with full stove pipe legs and meant to be worn with a sizable, turn-up cuff. This jean can be a little stiff and maybe even a tad snug when you first wear it, but it will mold to your body and loosen up overtime. Think of it as the clay and your body the sculptor. Or as Goldstein puts it, “You have to earn that fit.”

  • 100% American cotton
  • 13.25oz denim
  • Woven on vintage looms at the Vidalia Mill in Louisiana
  • Cut and sewn in Los Angeles
  • Wide fit - relaxed from thigh with full stovepipe leg 
  • High-waisted
  • 17-inch cuff opening
  • Mercerized yarn to minimize shrinkage, recommend buying true size and breaking in over time
  • Button fly
  • Machine wash cold, hang to dry only

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