DenimBlog Exclusive: Interview With J Brand On The Houlihan Skinny Cargo Pant

We got to talk to J Brand about their brand new Houlihan Skinny Cargo pants. They have really taken over the denim world and they are selling out everywhere. We spoke to J Brand about why they designed the pant, its popularity, which wash is their favourite and more! Carry on reading below to find out more about the Houlihan pants. You can read a review of these pants here.

Did you expect the Houlihan pant to be as popular as it is?
We knew when we first fit this style that we had something special but didn’t expect the demand of this style to get to this level.

What made you want to design a cargo pant?
We wanted to participate in the military trend that was so prevalent but design it the J Brand way for the J Brand customer.

Why did you decide to do a skinny version with ankle zips?
We are known for our skinny jeans and felt that this fit, length and details made military modern and sexy.

Why did you decide to go with Japanese twill?
This twill is a fabric we have used in our line before and our customers know and love this fabric. It is made of the highest quality yarn and feels amazing when put on.

I love the Houlihan pants, they are so flattering and so comfy! Who is your favourite celeb in them?
Each celebrity wears the Houlihan in her own stylish and unique way. we are so pleased to have the support of our fans.

Which Houlihan shade/wash is your favourite? Mine is Vintage Olive.
I love the vintage washes especially vintage sahara and vintage navy.

What makes your Houlihan cargo pant different from the other cargo pants on the market?
Everything – from the fit to the fabric to the details – is different.

Do you plan on doing more cargo pants?
We will offer the Houlihan in other fabrics and washes.

I read in an article that you have sold 75,000 pairs and you have 40,000 pairs on back order. That’s very impressive! Which colour is the most popular?
Vintage Olive has thus far been the most popular.

Lastly, a random question, what are your denim predictions for this season and next?
We have new fabrications and love cropped lengths, stove pipe legs and a good boot fit.

Image courtesy of J Brand (not to be copied or taken)


  1. Love the houlihan too, but I just got to try on the WorkCustom Panther Cargos featured in this month’s Nylon and I love, love love them.