Immerse yourself in the ultimate experience of rigid and heavyweight denim with The Strike Gold Extra Hard Series. These jeans are a testament to The Strike Gold's unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship, fueled by a deep passion for ultra-heavyweight fabrics.
Crafted from a specially woven 24.8oz right-hand selvedge denim, this fabric is made with ultra-thick single yarns of counts 2 and 3 on an old-style shuttle loom. The high-density weave pushes the limits of durability and creates an extraordinary level of hardness. This extra hard denim is not only heavier but also tougher than any other fabric before.
Designed for denim enthusiasts who relish the challenge of breaking in their jeans, the Extra Hard Denim offers a unique sense of accomplishment. Additionally, we exclusively stock the unwashed version to enhance the raw denim experience. If you're someone who takes great pleasure in pushing the boundaries of heavyweight denim and developing a truly personalized pair of raw selvedge jeans, these are the perfect jeans for you.
Please note that these jeans are not for the faint-hearted. If you're not confident in your ability to handle the weight and hardness of this ultra-heavy denim, we recommend refraining from purchasing. However, if you're up for the challenge, you'll find immense satisfaction in watching these jeans evolve and mold to your body over time.
The jeans feature a classic regular straight fit with a mid-rise. Every detail is thoughtfully considered to age and fade beautifully over time, including the original iron buttons and clear-coated, copper-plated iron rivets. The deerskin patch and pocket backstitching add a touch of Americana aesthetic, completing the timeless appeal of these remarkable jeans.
As it is non-wash version, we highly recommend you soak the jeans in hot water before the first wear. Expect around 2,5cm (1in) of shrinkage in the waist and 6,4cm (2.5in) in the inseam when soaking so please, keep it in mind when looking for your size in the product size chart.
The Strike Gold is undoubtedly one of the benchmark brands when we speak of Japanese denim. Established in Kojima, in Okayama Prefecture, the Hamamoto family has been focusing all its efforts for more than 10 years on producing denim, sweatshirts, shirts and belts of the very highest quality one can find today. Their denim fabrics, unique in the world for their texture, composition, incredible irregularity, stiffness, roughness and character, delight denim devotees around the planet.
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