SG9903 24.8oz Original Extra Hard Selvedge Denim Classic Straight
The Strike Gold is continuously pushing the boundaries of denim in all aspects, and show no signs of slowing down. In fact, this might be one of their greatest innovations yet - this is a 24.8oz selvedge denim, woven by incorporating super thick single yarns into a 2x3 denim twill, at the highest density the mill's shuttle-looms would allow. This "Extra Hard" Selvedge is seriously rigid off the shelf, but with levels and depths of indigo blue rarely ever seen, all cradled within the one-of-a-kind texture of the tightly woven twill. This is the project jean to end all project jeans, and we cannot wait to see the fades this fabric will produce. The potential is otherworldly.
The "Extra Hard" series is a brand new development for Tohru and Yoshiko Hamamoto, and is perhaps our favourite yet. They have not only created a weight of denim on par with the industry heavyweights (pun intended), but specifically set out to create a jean that was not just heavier, but also harder. The end-product is truly unique, boasting an incredible weight of 24.8oz, which will increase even further after a wash. This is not numerically unmatched, but it is the great density of the weave, and the texture that comes with it, that really elevates this from a heavy fabric to "Extra Hard Denim." This is the next level for the denimheads in our midst, those of us who enjoy breaking in heavy denims and reaping the rewards of the high contrast fades they provide. The truly insane shades of rope-dyed indigo present in this jean, alongside the high density texture, will produce some ridiculous contrast, no question.
The jeans are finished with The Strike Gold's top-tier details, including contrasting tobacco and lemon cotton thread, 100% cotton arctuates on the rear pockets that will age alongside the fabric, deerskin leather patch, red tab, and custom rivets made from iron male rivets and copper female rivets, which will allow each material to age uniquely over time.
The Strike Gold's Classic Straight fit is an absolutely timeless silhouette, based on the unmatched straight leg and straight tapered 501s that dominated the 20th century. This cut is extremely flattering and comfortable, and we are blown away by how spot on it is. The leg is comfortable throughout without becoming too baggy or wide, and the very slight taper that begins below the knee retains the straight silhouette while cleaning up the leg opening just a smidge. This is an all-timer fit, for everyone, every style, and all sorts of footwear. It just works, and it works very, very well.
- Extra Hard Denim Series
- 25oz Original Extra Hard Selvedge Denim
- Classic Straight Fit
- Unsanforized and one-washed
- 100% Zimbabwe cotton
- Heavyweight high density "hard" weave
- Comfortable throughout
- Straight leg
- Medium high rise
- Gold selvedge ID
- Sevedge coin pocket
- Iron SG branded buttons
- Custom iron male and copper female rivets
- Deerskin leather patch
- Made in Kojima, Japan
- One-washed; minimal shrinkage with a cold wash and hang dry
We recommend to size up at least once from your usual waist size