These black selvedge jeans from Sugar Cane can do it all in any situation, any style. The fabric is woven with uneven sulphur yarn-dyed black #8 yarns, so the colour fades deeply and nicely as it ages, with wear being a fade-to-grey masterpiece. At 13oz, and with a loose weave, they really feel quite lightweight, making this a great jean for most climates, even in warm-weather months.
Other than the slim cut and black colour, the basic styling details and hardware on these jeans remain the same as found on the iconic Sugar Cane 1947 Jeans, such as the original iron button, hidden copper rivets or the deerskin leather patch.
Sugar Cane has studied and paid the closest attention to the entire process of recreating vintage denim fabric, such as spinning, weaving, dyeing and stitching. Accordingly, their denim has been loved and appreciated by many denim heads worldwide for a long time, establishing this denim as a timeless classic fabric. The weaving process is slow and time-consuming, with only a limited amount of fabric produced per day on vintage Toyoda shuttle looms. The weft is then driven in with greater force, causing the weft yarns to overlap, resulting in an uneven surface and a tight weave. The denim fabric thus completed is dense and thick, and the more it is worn, the more it develops a bite and a taste. Sugar Cane continues to produce this kind of vintage-based denim today while maintaining old machines in top condition.
The cut is a classic slim fit. If you’re someone after a slim—but not tight—fit, these are the jeans for you.
Although Sugar Cane was born in Japan, its spirit and creation are true to proper American manner from the experience learned at the Army base. By mainly utilizing the denim materials, the ultimate American style symbol, the label has been manufacturing true workwear since 1975. Sugar Cane comprise a blend of traditional dyeing techniques and styling with innovation and creativity in textile development. Their jeans represent the higher end of Japanese selvedge denim.
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