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Todd Snyder

Made In USA Rigid Jacket in Indigo

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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 cut and sewn in Los Angeles.

Design details include a single chest pocket, two hand pockets whose design is inspired by workwear from the 1940s, side tab adjusters at the back waist. There’s alsotrapunto stitching on the underside of the neck, which keeps it from wearing out over time and is a technique more commonly found on outerwear or quilts.

The Rigid denim is a dark, rugged fabric originally created for hard labor. It will be a little stiff when you first wear it, but it will mold to your body and loosen up overtime. Or as Goldstein says, “You’ve got to earn that fit.”

  • 100% American cotton
  • Woven at the Vidalia Mill in Louisiana
  • 13.25 oz
  • On a vintage shuttle looms reclaimed from the famed White Oak Plant
  • Cut and Sewn in Los Angeles
  • Trapunto stitching at the neck
  • Mercerized yarn to minimize shrinkage, recommend buying true size and breaking in over time
  • Machine Wash Cold (if you must wash it);  Hang To Dry Only
  • Style Number OU2289255

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