Rios 12 Ounce Vintage Blue Denim

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  • 12 ounce vintage blue denim with custom selvedge from Japan
  • Button fly construction
  • Two piece waistband
  • Tucked belt loops
  • 1/8" double needle accents
  • Flat felled seams
  • Japanese herringbone pocket bags
  • Custom rivets and button tacks
  • Custom labels from Italy
  • SB Tanning Co leather patch
  • 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
  • Sewn in USA

      Model is 6'0 / 175 and wearing a size 32

       

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      If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, you may return the items postmarked within 14 calendar days of receipt for an online store credit or refund to your original method of payment. Please note that original shipping charges are non-refundable. Items must be returned in their original condition (unworn, unwashed, unaltered) with the tags attached. After 14 days, we can only offer an exchange or online store credit.

       

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      Introducing Freenote Cloth’s newest signature denim: 12 Ounce Vintage Blue. Around 8 years ago, we stumbled upon a vintage roll of selvedge with a unique pale blue color. Ever since, recreating “Old Blue” – the nickname we gave the original roll of fabric – has been a passion project for us. At first, we tried to find the original manufacturer, so we approached the now defunct Cone Mills White Oak. Although they couldn’t find any records of making this particular denim, they did offer some insight to its origin. Like many products in wartime, dye is often a scarce commodity. We’ve never been able to pinpoint when the denim fabric was manufactured, but it is likely that the distinct pale blue color was an invention of necessity in the midst of wartime rationing. Matching this shade of blue was no easy task, but after 8 years of trial and error, we finally have a faithful reproduction of “Old Blue.”

      This denim is woven exclusively for Freenote Cloth by Yoshiwa Mills in Japan. Weighing in at 12 Ounces, it makes a great choice for summer. The hand feel is soft to the touch from day one, requiring minimal effort to break in. Yet there is still enough heft to create well-defined creases, enhancing the patina potential over time. This fabric has two different selvedge ID’s, brown on one side and blue on the other, another nod to the original Old Blue. This timeless fabric is available in our Rios, Trabuco, and Wilkes fits. As always, proudly cut and sewn in California.

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