Say hi to my newest familymember: Denime 10th anniversary jeans
I don’t think I would fool anyone if I said I stopped browsing old Denimes when I got my 506 jacket from the Orizzonti-era. A model that popped up every now and then on auctions was Denimes 1937 model to celebrate their 10th anniversary. It caught my eye mainly for two reasons:
- So far I hadn’t tried on a pre-WWII cut
- I didn’t have a pair with cinchback or crotchrivet.
Diversity is always a good thing and to top it off I’m pretty sure the model uses the famous XX-denim that I’ve talked about in a previous post.
A couple of months ago a fellow denimhead tipped me off about a shop that still had the ’37s left in a size that should work out for me. At the time I didn’t go for it, old Denime is quite pricy after all and this pair had been shelved since 1998, raw and still sealed in their plastic bag. Well, about two weeks ago I caved in and made the purchase.
Denimes infamous construction
As expected the jeans have flaws. Old Denime products is after all infamous for having a bit crappy stitching compared to the rest of Osaka5. Some stitches are crooked and the chainstitch at the hems is probably the worst I’ve seen so far (but a double cuff will of course settle the matter). Old Denime is clearly not for you if you put much value in the construction.
But I don’t consider it much of an issue. I knew it before hand and most of it isn’t visible anyway. I bought them for the kickass denim and it’s historical value. As long as I can make the waist work after I’ve washed them I will definitely enjoy these big time!