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The Democratic Jean Combines Japenese Denim with American Craftsmanship

One of the latest drops from Taylor Stitch, the Democratic Jean, combines the best in workwear from two great countries—the long tradition of Japenese denim and old-world American craftsmanship.

The reputation for Japan’s denim is due in part to places like the legendary Yoshiwa Mills. The substantial 15 oz. selvage denim used in this pair from Yoshiwa Mills is a near perfect example of what the old Japanese mills do so well. Its unique texture, handfeel, and weight are the result of the alchemy that is possible when the Japanese combine cotton, indigo, and twill weave. Like a Magic Eye photo, this pair doesn’t quite come into view until you’ve spent enough time with it—when the sturdy cotton bends and breaks into your form. At which point, you’ll never want to take them off.

The namesake for this jean comes from its more accommodating tailoring. It is a gentleman’s fit, not skinny or baggy, but something in between that can be paired with an oxford or beneath a leather jacket. Every pair is “built like a brick sh#!thouse” in America and finished with a simple leather patch that will earn a patina alongside the denim, YKK zippers, copper shanks and rivets, and button fly.

Every pair comes with a 34” inseam that can be rolled or hemmed to the perfect fit. Grab yours today from the Workshop at Taylor Stitch.