The Ultimate Straight Cut Jeans
- 14oz Japanese selvedge denim
- Solid seams and serious attention to details
- A straight cut, made by our experts in Portugal
The problems you've had with your Jeans in the past.
The cut’s wonky
The material is sub-par
The denim gives out too fast
The pocket bags give up
Easy in your jeans
This selvedge denim is made by Collect, in Japan. It’s made on vintage shuttle looms that make narrower strips of denim than modern machines. They also work to a more laid-back tempo than mass-market mills, consider this slow-jam denim. While that puts off people knocking out 2 million pairs of average jeans, it’s what real denim heads love, creating a rugged feeling denim that’s full of character and extra hardy.
A straight up cut
We went for a nice straight cut, something a little different to that of our more tailored, Ultimate Jeans. The thighs are a bit roomier and these go straight down from the knee to the cuff, so zero taper here. And - being the thoughtful lot we are - we stopped increasing the gradation of the leg for sizes above 32, so you won’t end up in boot-cut territory with these.
The Straight Cut Jeans sit just a little higher on the waist than the Ultimate Jeans. There’s a fourth button on the fly (so that’s five buttons total, with the toughest one up top) and a bit less tension on the seams - which means a bit less tension on you.
Comfort is the key word with these. We went with 100% cotton for the Rinse, Stone and Black, Stone black and Off-white, while we added 5% polyurethane to the Raw version so the denim doesn’t feel too boxy in the first few months. But don’t worry, that 5% won’t compromise their hard-wearing credentials.
Most jeans are made of denim weighing in around 11 to 13oz. We went with our fan-favourite 14oz weighting for these. After some serious road tests, and with years of Ultimate Jeans experience, we reckon 14oz is the perfect weight for high durability, classy ageing and top-notch comfort.
Pockets exist solely to keep things safe in, so it always seems odd to us that so many fail to do the job. The main pockets on these are 26cm deep, made from a durable, 100% cotton twill, all tied up with strong French seams. You can stop fretting about your change doing a runner or your wallet shimmying down your leg while you try to balance four pints back from the bar.
We went all-in on the details to guarantee top durability, as you would expect by now. We went with overlocked inside seams, chain stitching on the inside leg, belt loops reinforced with lock stitching, tonal bar tacks on the back pockets, zamak metal buttons, brass rivets… the whole shebang.
For the love of denim
When it comes to denim, straight-cut jeans are the village elders, the battle-hardened commanders, the ageless jean pioneers. There’s a reason the straight cut has never gone out of style, and you will get to test their timelessness further with these ultra-durable, ready-to-patinate, perfectly cut classics.
All the production steps for your Ultimate Straight Cut Jeans
What goes into making your Ultimate Straight Cut Jeans.
The materials have travelled a total of 29,847 km (18,322 miles) from field to doormat.
Pakistan ; USA
NITTOBO NIIGATA Japan and Pakistan
The spinning is done by a large supplier born from the merging of two smaller groups in 1923. They are forward-thinking and have patented a few spinning methods for stretch and synthetic materials. They have a very detailed CSR report showing how they keep reducing their greenhouse gases year after year.
KAIHARA CORPORATION Japan
A historic indigo dyer who started as an indigo weaving and dyeing mill in 1893. They developed the rope dye technique in Japan. We visited their historic factory in 2018, but we weren't allowed to bring back any footage of their secret fabric-dyeing set up.
SHINYA CORPORATION, Cervotessile Spa Japan and Italy
We met Etsuko Satu who bought a few original selvedge shuttle-looms with her husband back in the '80s. Showcasing their love for original American denim, they've been producing this exceptional denim with 6 other workers for 40 years now.
Kotosen Co. Ltd Japan
CM Borges Portugal
Environmental certification: OEKO-TEX Standard 100
We've been working with our go-to jean-making Portuguese partner for 3 years now. We've been perfecting the garment make together, bit by bit to make your jeans look even better and more durable every time. We also look to perfect the fit.
Label social : GOTS
Environmental certification: OCS , OEKO-TEX Standard 100 , RCS
Final step: Transport
Boat and road haulage
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each pair of UltimateStraight Cut Jeans we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
The equivalent of 130 kms (80.7 miles) by car.
of phosphor released in the water
The equivalent of growing 77.2 kg of apples.
The equivalent of 72.7 h of heating (in avg. flat).
NO SWEAT !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected european contries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 6€ or 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy to change sizes
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.