So our friends over at Easton in Indonesia sent us a pair of their finest to be interrogated. If you’ve never heard of Easton, they are a new brand emerging from an area of the world that isn’t particularly well known for producing denim. Despite the lack of heritage they seem to be doing an amazing job. One thing that makes half the battle easy is simply producing fantastic items and Easton’s Backspin jeans are just that.
From the moment I saw them on the site I wanted them. Premium, lightweight raw green and red wide selvage, contrast stitching and a standard 5 pocket design, it has all the basic winning features.
But Easton went even further. The denim feels simple incredible. I’d liken it most to a pair of Edwin SEN raw selvage jeans but smoother and softer with more flexibility from thigh to thigh. I thought I’d originally read the description wrong when it said it was 100% cotton because the denim stretches like it has something else in it. The fit itself is near perfect for me. There’s a wonderful narrow taper from the knees so the leg remains slim all the way down to an 8.5″ opening. They’ve mastered the length too, so you can turn up those hems to reveal an inch width of the green and red signature selvage.
When I say it’s a slim fit, it really is true to size. The waist is a perfect measurement and the denim holds onto your thighs until there is room behind the knees for whiskers to develop. Expect the knees to bulge over time kids. These jeans fit me to so well that they actually resemble one of my favourite pairs – some custom Duffer jeans that I had altered to my ideal fit.
Easton have really invested attention to detail with this pair. The stitch and denim colour contrast is great. The little signature features and tabs are not tacky but a bold statement of pride in their workmanship. What I’m excited about most however is how they will wear over time. That’s my favourite denim adventure. These ones are definitely not wardrobe dwellers. I’m planning to be out in them every chance I get.
For more information and stockists, check ThisIsEaston.com.