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Well I feel extremely privileged to be selected to road test a pair of NS Denim’s fine denim over the next twelve months. I’ve recently just worn through a pair of Duffer’s raw selvage jeans over the past 18 months so I’m ready for the next challenge and NS Denim’s Kurabo Raw Straight leg jeans are so perfect for the task!

Some of you may remember I recently posted up a review on the very same pair of jeans on Denimology and I still feel the very same way about the jeans today. After an hour’s wear it was pretty clear it was going to take some work to wear out the rigidity of the raw denim as it’s one of the most ‘cardboard-like’ pairs of jeans to ever grace my legs, all the way from the leg opening to the waistline. In fact they’re somewhat close to feel like the initial wear of a pair of raw selvage Edwin ED-47’s. The fit is near perfect for my taste. True to size waist with slim fitting thighs and a straight leg all the way down. My preference is a taper from the knee down however as I’m not a huge fan of excess ‘baggy’ room around the lower leg and ankle (see the images to get a visual idea of what I mean) so this week I’ll be doing a little crafty work and taking the leg opening down from 8″ to just under 7″ tapering from just above the knee from the inside seam (I want to keep that selvage showing!)

It’s obvious that the NS Denim family did their research and selected extremely high quality, premium denim as the weight, manufacturing and stitching even the piped belt loops and leather waist patch is reminiscent of heritage denim, the hard wearing stuff.

It’s going to be an exciting 12 months to see how these turn out!

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