Freewheelers S601XX 1944-45 14oz Denim (Modern Straight Fit)

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Another expertly (in)perfect denim from the Vanishing West!

For this lot, the detailing and fitting are heavily inspired by those vintage Levis from around 1944~1945. These 'WW2' era style designs are the result of simplifying production due to limited resources during the war. Looking closely, you will notice many interesting details born from limitations but now brought to the ultimate state through FW's master craftsmanship.

This 14oz denim is specially developed by FW using long-fibred full-grain cotton with an uneven thickness woven with low tension, making up an amazing irregular look. Its subtle vintage hue grand indigo dye will gradually fade to a brighter tone with some big contrast. The vertical texture will become strongly enhanced and bring back the vision of Levis during WW2 but with a more irregular atmosphere. The HBT pocket bags have a soft feeling and inspired by the re-use of fabrications back in WW2.

Constructed with vintage machines, the overdyed cotton threads are a classic yellowish mustard colour. The doughnut style waist and fly buttons have a classic look and will slowly oxidise to a vintage look. Of course, this pair features rivet back pockets for more durability which is a classic denim construction method.

If you are looking to try some of the most interesting pairs of vintage styled denim from the war era of the past... this is it!

  • 100% Full-grain cotton
  • Japanese 14oz pink selvage ID vertical textured denim
  • Grand Indigo dyed
  • Vegetable-tanned deerskin leather patch
  • Extra thickness copper rivets
  • Doughnut iron buttons
  • Japanese medium weight HBT inner pockets
  • "Vanishing West" red tab
  • Once Washed(minimal shrinkage expected)
  • High rise/Straight fit
  • Made In Japan

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How We Measure

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With the major buttoned up (i.e. the top button) open the jeans and lay them flat, like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Double this measurement to find the waist measurement.

The way we measure the waist is different from the 'Side to Side' technique. If you are used to the 'side to side' technique you can roughly roughly downsize by 1 inch.

For example, 'side to side' measurement for The Flat Head 3002 waist is 28inch and using our method measures at 29.25inch.

Front Rise:

With the jeans lying flat measure from the crotch bar tack to the top of the waistband. 

Back Rise:

Spread out the crotch so the bar tack is visible, then measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.


One inch down from the crotch, measure flat across to the other side.


Flatten the leg and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the leg hem. 

Leg Openning:

Measure straight across the hem from side to side.





Lay flat then measure from the shoulder's edge to the other shoulder's edge.


Lay shirt flat and measure from pit to pit.

Sleeve length:

With the sleeve flat measure from the shoulder to the cuff.

Arm hole openning:

Measure from the shoulder down to the pitt.

Vertical length:

With the shirt facing down, Measure from below the collar to the bottom hem.