Resolute Resolute 710

Resolute 710 coming alive

In one of the last posts I did before going in (another) hiatus I had just started wearing my Resolute 710 more regularly. The regular wear have continued since then, off and on.

Resolute 710 – smart, comfy jeans

Often when I hear or read about the 710’s it’s part of the ivy league style or at least about dressing “smart”. For me though, what I’ve come to enjoy the most is how damn comfortable they are. Some say Fullcount’s denim is almost like wearing sweatpants from the get go, that’s probably the closest description I can give about Resolute. Kind of funny isn’t it, a pair of jeans that feels like wearing sweatpants at home while you look smartly dressed. They definitely deserve more time in the limelight from the western part of the denim community.

60’s blue is spot on

The comfortable feel might be the best part of the jeans but the 60’s shade of the indigo is so damn nice too. The colour is a little off in the photos, thanks to crappy indoor lighting but it’s there alright. I love how Hayashi-san has been on almost like a crusade since the beginning of his career at Denime to perfect the Levi’s 501xx 60’s repro, and how close he is to it. If that’s what your looking for, then I don’t think you should look at anything else (if you enjoy the tweaked cut, that is).

If you’re wondering how long I’ve worn them or how many washes, I honestly have no clue. Plently of jeans in rotation and they all get a go in the washer as soon as they feel dirty.

Resolute Resolute 710

Resolute 710

Resolute 710 – a 60’s cut from the denim hero Hayashi-san of Denime fame.

Hayashi-sans new endevour Resolute that he started after leaving Denime can hardly be called a new player on the denim scene these days.

There’s plenty of good reads out there if you want to know more about Resolute, Hayashi-san and his view on jeans. For instance this lovely interview on Japanalogue.

Resolute 710 front 3 months of wear
Resolute 710 back 3 months of wear

The Resolute 710 model

Some years ago I got my hands on an ever so slightly used pair of 710’s, a model based on Levi’s classic version of 501’s from 1966. If you’ve read the interview I linked to above you’ll know that Hayashi-san has tweaked the cut of the Levi’s 66 to better fit the body types that are more common in Japan.

Of course that effects how it fits for western body types. Still though, a bloody great fit that I enjoy a lot.

The denim they use weights in at 13,75 oz when raw, a perfect midweight denim to go use all year.

Part of what I enjoy the most about Hayashi-san and his over 30 years in the denim game is his strive to perfect the fades of late 60’s 501’s. Resolute sure is close.

Resolute 710 backpockets 3 months of wear

It might seem almost dull at first with the lighter hue and pretty flat weave. After some wear though, it really shines. Doesn’t matter if you opt for high contrast or wash them a lot for less contrast like Hayashi-san himself does.

I have no clue how much I’ve worn these. For a long time they only got a day of wear every now and again when I felt like wearing something different. Lately though, I’ve started wearing them more and will probably continue to do so. It’s the perfect pair for a little more dressed style.