Luxury denim is one of those cult markets that has exploded in recent years, with work wear inspiration reaching high fashion. The quality and standards continue to reach new heights, with fabrication and retro aestheticism at the forefront of this denim renaissance.
Purveyors of dutch treats, Tenue de Nîmes, have partnered with San Francisco’s Tellason to create a limited, numbered run of denim – and they aren’t your run of the mill raw denim either, because they boast features that bring this union to a whole new playing field.
Each pair is made with 13.75 oz selvedge White Oak, Cone denim and the pockets are created from reclaimed vintage WWII canvas – I like the idea of taking iconic clothing (in this case, a pair of dark denim) and using vintage elements in a resourceful way. This pairing sets itself apart from the sandblasting and distressing of “made to look” vintage – each pair needs to be worked in, but the materials will make this process a comforting experience. I’d call these an elevated pair of 501s – the somewhat relaxed fit really speaks to a work wear look, but you’ll pay more because of the materials (which you should).
There are only 24 pairs, so head to the shop to order your pair while you still can (note, they are 219 Euros).