Stevenson Overall Co.
Stevenson Overall 340 RXS Calistoga Solid Black Denim (Straight Tapered fit)
Same design from Mike Hodis, same manufacturing from S.O.C. yet a totally different feeling. The 340 BK is a low profile but still unique and elegant pair of denims.Utilising the same 13.5oz Japanese selvaged denim made from a special grown medium-long fibre cotton, which is a great fabric both in texture and comfort. Weaved from the 1930's vintage shuttle loom has given the fabric an uneven texture as well. The yarns were dyed in black for the warp and grey for the weft for over 20 levels therefore the black is very rich just as the indigo version, and instead it will fade into a lot of bright grey shades of grey on the surface.
As lot of us have discovered that on the front and back pockets, there is a V shaped arch on each of them, this is not only a visual design, but it also strengthens the stitchings for pocket opening, evening out the stress on those parts and protecting the fabric from ripping. Also these arches were hand sewn by their most skilled artisans using their signature "Single Needle" stitching. Other parts such as the yoke, front and back rise and the inseam were chain stitched for extra endurance and strength. The front inner pockets are made from a very nice flannel and the buttons on the fly also comes with leather padding as all other Stevenson Overall denims. These fine details are just visible in other words super laid low, you can spot them only if you look closely. With ageing, they are more and more visible and the entire pair of jeans will be in great harmony. This is the American design made by Japanese artisans, this is what we have always wanted.
- 100% Long staple US cotton
- 13.5oz Japanese black selvage ID uneven textured denim
- Pure black dyed warp X Inky Black dyed weft (which will fade with strong contrast)
- Leather backed donut buttons fly (black coated)
- Hand sewn V-Stitched pocket arches
- Deerskin leather patch
- Lightweight flannel inner pockets
- Mid Rise/Straight Tapered fit
- Made In Japan
The denim are unsanforized which will shrink 2~4% with washes
- Cold Soak ---- 0.5'' in the waist ; 0.75'' in the inseam
- Warm Soak/Cold Machine Wash ---- 0.75'' in the waist ; 1.25'' in the inseam
- Warm Machine Wash ---- 1.25'' in the waist ; 1.75'' in the inseam