The Flat Head 3005xx – vertical falling at its best
For a long, long time I’ve read and seen pictures of the fantastic 14,5 oz Pioneer denim Kobayashi-san and his The Flat Head adepts developed. For an equal long time I’ve lusted after handling a pair myself and I couldn’t resist pulling the trigger when I found a cheap pair in my size on Ebay.
The 3005 is a classic regular straight cut which is pretty much the only cut I ever wear these days. This pair is of one of the older Japanese lots. It has the Japanese arcs, red tab, a different patch and the xx is still part of the model name on the patch. The jeans have been hemmed, worn and washed but there’s plenty of life left in them.
I can definitely say that the Pioneer denim is beautiful with its vertical falling texture but that is so far from the only great thing about this pair. Kobayashi-san is a fanatic when it comes to his products, their catch phrase ”We’re particular about our clothing” couldn’t fit them any better. It took three years of trial and error with a year long worth of test wearing before Kobayashi-san was pleased with the Pioneer denim. Six bloody years. All about yarn twisting techniques. Of course he’s just as particular about the hardware, cut, leather patch and stitching.