I’m like most people and usually don’t do white denim. Not because it’s too bold or bright but because the qualities of the fabric are usually kinda flat and boring. However, I was instantly intrigued when I first touched these jeans.
Simon Miller uses the highest quality Japanese selvedge fabrics and constructs each pair in Los Angeles using vintage techniques. The denim used on Simon Miller Stinson M001 Narrow is really nice and full of character. Very crisp with a stiffened and durable hand and enough vertical slub yarns to keep it interesting.
It is difficult to find any info on this particular pair of jeans. Usually a pair of $245 jeans has some detailed info on the fabric. This line however seems to be marketed toward the fashion which is less interested in the details of fabric qualities and more interested in the fact that “Simon Miller is everything!” 😐 Most of the info is on the brand and their dedication to quality manufacturing and very meticulously crafted cuts.
“We’ve spent five years perfecting one fit and we think that we have found the perfect proportions for a slim-straight jean,” Jake Sargent of SM.
5 years to find a fit would sound a bit pretentious… if they did’t fit do damn well! The fit is actually perfect!! The fabric got my attention, the fit sealed the deal. I had just purchased my first pair of white selvedge. Now what?
I’ve decided that rather than wearing only once in a blue moon, I’m going to wear as much as possible and never wash them to see what our raw unwashed jeans really look like! Stay tuned, it’s gonna get dirty.
Size 30 Measurments: W. 33″(stretched out to 34 after a few wears) rise 9.5″, thigh 11″, knee 8″, leg opening 6.75″ inseam 34.5″.
Fabric: Unwashed/Dry Denim, feels around 16oz. Woven in Japan, constructed in Los Angeles.
Details: Darkened rivets and hardware give these jeans a high contrast pop. White stitching, Red selvedge, Straight-leg, mid-rise style.
Day 3, already showing some dirt.