On the path to dominate the men’s apparel industry, Combatant Gentlemen debuts its first line of denim as it expands into a new venture! They have released their highly anticipated Raw Japanese Selvedge Denim line, making a selection of high quality denim for almost a fraction of the market price. Available for purchase at Combatant Gentlemen’s online store, the new Raw Japanese Selvedge Denim line focuses on classic and timeless styles that are both durable and unique for only $70.
Combatant Gentlemen stays true to its core mission of cutting out both middlemen and markups to pass the savings along to their customers. By sourcing cotton in Northern Japan, producing denim and dying rope at a 70 year old mill in Southern Japan and crafting the jeans at established assembly facilities in Los Angeles, Combatant Gentlemen’s vertical integration allows them to produce high-quality denim for $70, compared to the average price for a pair of Raw Japanese Selvedge Denim which ranges from $150 – $270.
“We are passionate about changing the way people think about fashion — especially men,” says Vishaal Melwani, co-founder and CEO of Combatant Gentlemen. “With the incredible success of our line of suits, sweaters, and accessories, we realized that there was a much bigger opportunity in the market for men’s apparel. This highly anticipated launch of our denim line marks our first expansion into everyday essentials that doesn’t compromise our vision of high quality products at an extremely fair prices.”
Combatant Gentlemen’s line of Raw Japanese Selvedge Denim has a tighter and denser weave than non-selvedge and stays away from distressed denim and washes, making it both highly durable and appropriate for both casual and professional environments. Additionally, the denim is minimally processed — all-natural rope dye is used in lieu of chemical dyes, no harsh chemicals are used during finishing, and the denim is unsanforized. Available in both slim and slim-straight styles, the jeans run in 34” inseams, with available waist sizes from 28-40, and will be available in indigo, black, and grey.
Guys, what do you think of the new line and high quality selvedge denim for only $70? You can watch the brands video online by clicking here too.
RE/DUN Denim has launched their site! If you don’t know about the brand, get ready for them to become one of the heavy hitters. RE/DUN takes vintage styles and tailors them into modern fits without taking away the appeal of what vintage denim embodies.
With a sustainable and artisanal approach to making their jeans, each pair from decades past are all unique from each other. This means they are all unique to you when you purchase a pair. With celebs like Alessandra Ambrosio already a fan, the popularity for these can only keep growing. Check out some of the styles blow and click here to get a pair.
Frame has teamed up with noted fashion photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for a denim collaboration, offering styles for both women and men. Both have designed a pair of jeans meant to reflect the couple’s fashionable and functional style. Vinoodh’s collaboration marks the first men’s style for the brand with a slim, slouchy skinny cut, which he describes as, “A skinny jean for men that feels relaxed and nonchalant.”
For women, Inez described her jean as having “My favorite elements of the great denim classics combined into one pair: narrow boy hips, skinny straight legs with room at the knees and smaller pockets in the back for the perfect sexy cheeks.” Both pairs feature a signature “IV” on the back belt loops as an added distinction. The collection will be offered in both blue and black washes and sold exclusively at Barney’s, Net-A-Porter, and Collete this summer.
Matercraft Union is a brand that was recently brought to my attention. The brand has taken focus on what denim truly is and created pieces that hold the heritage of the textile, while still being innovative with a modern approach. You can read all about the brand’s details, fabrics and their innovation below, then head over to MATCHES to get a pair for yourself and check out their site here.
“Unique stretch Denim is developed for increased comfort, the first Japanese denim collection to utilise stretch denim into its handcrafted jeans due to the brand’s slimmer, more contemporary fit.
MCU paper Denim is constructed of exclusive fabric, using traditionally milled Japanese paper within the weave of the denim. This aides comfort, breathability & 3D shape retention plus a shorter wear-in time than standard jeans.
The MCU branding reflects the overall unique modernist approach: Italian bonded seam-seal tape replaces the traditional leather patch and matte black enamelling over copper metalware.
MCU use only rope-dyed yarn in its exclusive Okayama selvedge fabrics giving denim the natural highs and lows in colour after long-term wear. Roping is used through the belt loops and back pockets, a method traditionally developed for strength, but also aiding a contrasted, authentic-looking finish.
In construction, MCU finishes its jean with felled seam, a premium heritage technique providing added strength and comfort for the wearer.”