TCB TCB Seamen trousers

TCB Seamens trousers – update 1

Fade update: Time for a TCB Seamens trousers update, the perfect summer denim, after some wear.

I don’t like shorts. I really don’t. A friend of mine used to say it’s for kids, postmen or hanging at the beach. I pretty much agree and barely ever put on shorts in the city.

TCB Seamens trousers front 6 months of wear
TCB Seamens trousers back 6 months of wear

Breathable TCB Seamens trousers

So instead there’s a need for breathable pants and you know, I do like denim so why not get both in the same pair of pants? The TCB Seamens trousers is an integral part of my summer wardrobe ever since I got them back in 2018 from Göteborg Manufaktur.

The loose cut takes its time to fade but I don’t really mind. The neppy fabric is gorgeous so I’m enjoying that part of the journey while I can.

The images are a tad old when this post hits, shot late in July after a recent wash. At least it will give you a hint of what’s happening for the last two years.

If I have to guess they probably have around 6 months of wear by now. Maybe more, maybe less. Who’s counting?

Soon they will be stored away again, paving way for the fall rotation. But I’ll definitely jump back into them next year when the summer hits.

TCB Seamens trousers topblock 6 months of wear
TCB Seamens trousers pocket 6 months of wear
TCB stencile and backpocket, 6 months of wear
TCB TCB Seamen trousers

TCB Seamens Trousers

Looking for the perfect summer jeans? Look no further than TCB Seamens Trousers. There’s no hiding my TCB fanboyism. Ever since I picked up my pair of TCB 50’s I’ve been part of the cult following of Inoue-san’s work. His work with repros of American workwear is right up my alley and when my dear friends at Göteborg Manufaktur got the Seamens Trousers last summer I had to try them on. It was an instant love story.

The TCB Seamens Trousers is a reproduction of USN Navy deck pants from the 1940’s that Inoue-san has in his collection. A really wide pair of pants, with even higher waist and super neppy and hairy 10 oz fabric. The perfect pair for summer pants and a denim classic.

Best part about it is definitely the fabric. First and foremost the light weight combined with the wide fit makes it ideal for summer wear. Then you have the crazy neppy and hairy texture that one can stare at for a long time. My Evisu No.1 jeans are the only pair that comes even close to this hairiness. Can’t wait to see how the fabric evolves with wear and what I will like about it then.

TCB Seaman trousers front
TCB Seaman trousers back

Details to love with the Seamens trousers

There’s three details that I enjoy the most: The stenciled logo and size over the right backpocket, the slash frontpockets and the US Navy buttons. Low key stuff. It doesn’t need to be more complicated than this. Just let the fabric speak for itself. I mean, have you even seen Inoue-sans own wickedly worn-in pair?

Not like I’m close to Inoue-san’s pair but there’s an update on my TCB Seamens trousers to see and I like how they are coming along.

Then again, there’s more details to enjoy. The felled seams and square-shaped backpockets that you can hardly see at first because there’s no contrast stitching what so ever. Lovely little details that makes this hobby worthwhile.

TCB Seaman trousers topblock back
TCB Seaman trousers topblock
TCB Seaman trousers pocket
TCB Seaman trousers buttons
TCB Seaman trousers inseam
No selvedge on this one