Roy Slaper’s first pair for Self Edge: the RS1
I’ve wanted to get my hands on a pair from Roy for quite some time now. His artisanal skills, that he makes the jeans all by himself and the clean design all the way down to the hardware makes it a great and different pair of jeans. It may not look like a spectacular pair of jeans to someone who have just taken the plunge into raw denim society but I think that only adds to the fun. I know that they are bloody great, damn well made and a garment very far off from the massproduced throw away-fashion I dislike.
The RS1 itself
I bought this pair from a fellow denim head whom had the pair hemmed and re-chainstitched. If you browse for pictures on the web you can see that Roy have a tighter fold on the hem but I think this looks all right too. At the very least I enjoy being able to go with a small single cuff instead of a big double cuff like some of my other pairs.
I never thought I’d say it but the fly construction is probably my favourite part of this jean. Roy is crazy about vintage machines and have this awsome one that makes the white stitching on the sides. I really like the look of it. Also notice the impecable sewing of the buttonholes. Together with the clean hardware it’s a great example of how you can make an outstandning looking product without a flashy gimmick.