Jeans have evolved a lot over the past century, but there was once a time when they were simply a wide-fitting, robust piece of workwear. We cherish the utilitarian roots of the five-pocket jean and this is evident in our Wide Leg Jeans.
These jeans are a true wide fit with a full leg, high rise, and large leg opening. As a nod to early 20th century traditional waist overalls, we left the rear pocket rivets exposed and fitted a Japan-made two prong cinch to help them sit high on the waist. Just how they should.
This edition of our Wide Leg Jean is made from 13.5 oz redline raw selvedge denim woven in Japan on 1920s Toyoda shuttle looms. This beautiful, mid-weight fabric has a brown weft yarn that will give rise to a more subtle, authentic fading pattern.
Each pair of Dawson Wide Leg Jeans are handmade in our Brighton workshop using vintage sewing machines, and finished with a selvedge fly, Reece 101 button holes, and a hand-branded Dawson waist patch.
14 oz. plant-dyed indigo raw selvedge denim with a white selvedge. Made with 100% organic cotton, this natural indigo fabric is the perfect blank canvas for a fantastic pair of jeans. It’s sanforized, so no soaking needed - you can wear them from the jump. And at 14 oz. per square yard, it’s got the right amount of heft to drape handsomely without being too heavy to wear in the warmer months.
Expect authentically vintage fades with wear, shimmering tones of lighter indigo, charming roping on the waistband, yoke, and hems, and a fabric that will soften up beautifully over time.