FEBRUARY 2015
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Point Sur slim stacker Japanese selvedge jean in marshmallow wash
Product Details
You know those vintage jeans you go on an all-out search for after you see them on some cool girl? Well, these are those jeans. In modern fits. With lots of attitude. They're made in LA, the capital of denim, in perfect washes with a worn in-feel that usually takes years to earn. Now you're that girl. This pair is made from soft ringspun cotton from Japan and all the details are entirely done by hand, down to every stitch. They have a mid rise, a fit that's slightly slouchy through the hip and thigh and a straight leg with an extra-long inseam (you'll want to cuff it to show off the selvedge).
  • Sits above hip.
  • Easy through hip and thigh, with a straight leg.
  • Front rise: 9 1/4".
  • 34" inseam.
  • 14 7/8" leg opening (based off size 28).
  • Cotton with stretch.
  • Traditional 5-pocket styling.
  • Cuffed.
  • Machine wash.
  • USA.

Point Sur slim stacker Japanese selvedge jean in marshmallow wash

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UP CLOSE: POINT SUR DENIM

We visited downtown LA, the veritable heartbeat of the denim industry (all the best laundries and fabric importers are here) to get a closer look at the design process and just how
they get the Point Sur slim stacker superbright white.



AN LA LOVE STORY

Although mainly inspired by the vintage jeans we always wanted but couldn’t find, Point Sur designers are also influenced by the local scenery—the California coastline, downtown Los Angeles and Sunday visits to the Rose Bowl flea market. New washes, like the marshmallow wash used for the slim stacker in Japanese selvedge, are developed in collaboration with the washhouse. The red thread is handpicked to make the selvedge pop before the fabric is woven on a centuries-old loom.



WHITE OUT

The slim stacker is assembled at a nearby factory before it’s sent out to a downtown LA washhouse where the denim is treated in an industrial-size laundry machine. Adding golf balls to the load results in jeans with a softer feel. To get the marshmallow wash superbright, a white dye down as an optic brightener is used. Before the jeans are sent out, they’re given a seven-inch super cuff. (A standard broken-in boyfriend jean has a 29” inseam but the slim stacker has a 34” inseam.) You can also just roll ‘em up like a tradition boyfriend jean if you prefer. 



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