Stevenson's fabric for "La Jolla Black" jean is made with long staple U.S. cotton and woven on old shuttle looms, which gives the material a unique and vintage character. The sanforized black/black denim used in these jeans is an original fabric developed by Stevenson Overall Co. for its line of jeans and woven by the famous Okayama Kuroki denim mill. Even the yarn used is produced for Stevenson by the oldest yarn production factory in Okayama, ageing like a 100% cotton yarn but still very strong so that the jeans last longer.
The handmade process of creating each pair of Stevenson Overalls are symbolized through the features like the curved belt loops, back pockets and coin pockets, which are all crafted using the same single stitch flat-felled seam method originally applied to denim production during the 1920s.
The entire jean is single-needle sewn with a black thread which is incredible when you see how precise the constructional stitching is. This denim will fade over time to a lighter grey with time and wears.
This reinterpretation is the purest image of the jeans of the 60s when jeans began to shift from workwear into a fashion item, and many brands began producing 5-pocket jeans made with various types of materials and colours. It is a tight-fitting, slim-legged jean with a perfect fit, which also includes some details seen in the 1920s, such as the front coin pocket or the belt loops.
The cut is a slim fit with a medium rise, narrow top block, and a moderate and comfortable taper down to the hem opening.
Stevenson Overall manufactures entirely in Japan on antique machinery. It produces incredibly durable and characterful garments featuring some unique construction details.
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