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We like to think that we’re pretty evolved when it comes to denim, but we have to take our hats off to the folks on the Superfuture forum, who are certified denim nuts. In what must be a first, the forum users were asked to collaborate with a denim store, Self Edge, and a Japanese denim brand, Dry Bones, to create the perfect pair of ‘dry’ denim jeans. To give you some idea of the level of detail that has gone into the collaboration, here is how Kiya from Self Edge has described the process:

“Months were spent getting the denim exactly where we wanted it and the denim was woven for this project; as the denim has never before been used on another garment nobody knows exactly how it will age. Self Edge has chosen a denim with a little more weight than the classic styles, at 16oz it’s got heft to it, and with massive amounts of character showing from the warp and weft it’s sure to age well. We’re proud the way the denim has turned out, it’s something we’ve never had in the store before. The fit is that of a straight leg jean, slightly slimmed down, with a button fly and a long inseam which can be hemmed to the wearer’s length without altering the silhouette. The denim has been calendered and singed, yet hasn’t lost any character which is instantly recognizable even at a quick glance. Rounded out with hidden rivets, cowhide leather tag, Superfuture dual-tone “Rep Bar” stitch, military grade green rear pocket linings, coin pocket selvedge, and a cotton poly-core stitch; this jean is exactly what we want to be seen in.”

Only 300 pairs were produced, and released simultaneously online and at the Self Edge store in San Francisco on 28th February. Given the obsession of these denimheads, I think it may already be too late to get in line…

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