Handmade one at a time in the heart of NYC and crafted from exclusive Japanese selvedge that's woven on old-school narrow looms (it doesn't get much more authentic than that). Jean Shop proprietor (and denim industry vet) Eric Goldstein opened his Manhattan boutique in 2003, offering a small but obsessed-over selection of hand-sewn and washed-to-order jeans and shirts made right in his shop (the wash on these jeans is basically the same as one machine wash, which makes the raw denim easier to break in). Japanese cotton with a hint of stretch. Belt loops. Zip fly. Traditional 5-pocket styling. USA. Machine wash. Available in select stores.