My current favourite denim brand is Japan’s Strike Gold, so I was delighted to see the specialist denim store Self Edge has got their hands on a few pairs of a brand new style. The SG2105 Pure Gold Jean is apparently a reissue of an earlier style called the XXX5, this new version is a slim straight jean made from pure indigo dyed thread for the warp (the outside of the denim) and a beige mud dyed thread for the weft (the underside of the denim). The denim itself weighs 17oz which (and I am showing my obsessive side here) is my favourite weight of denim, making them feel substantial but not too heavy. At $395 they don’t come cheap but what you are paying for is in my opinion the best denim money can buy. My order is already in.