Portola Classic Taper - 17oz Black Slub


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Our best-selling Freenote fit of all time, the Portola was developed, in part, with our feedback. It has a comfortable mid rise, with a roomy top block and athletic thighs, with a flattering taper from the knee down. These are the sort of tapered fit that work for almost anyone, and even years later they continue to be a shop favorite.

This batch is made from a heavyweight 17oz all black selvedge denim from Japan. This hefty denim has a slubby, uneven face that will fade at different speeds. Over time, the fabric will soften, and the black dye will fade to a gentle gray. The fabric is sanforized, so minimal shrinkage is expected with a cold wash and hang dry, and you should take your usual size.

The rest of the details are exactly what we've come to expect from Freenote: custom copper hardware, Japanese herringbone pocket bags, tonal "antique gold" selvedge ticker and all custom labels (woven and leather). Construction-wise there are no surprises either, with durable flat-felled seams and Freenote's signature 1/8" double needle stitching accents keeping the whole thing held together.

True to size. Wash cold and hang dry.

  • 100% cotton
  • 17oz black selvedge denim from Japan
  • 1/8" double needle stitching accents
  • Button fly
  • Medium rise
  • Tapered fit
  • Custom rivets and button tacks
  • Double flat-felled seams
  • Custom leather patch
  • Custom labels
  • True to size
  • Made in USA

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All measurements are in inches.

Model Eden-Marcel wears a size 31
Eden-Marcel's sizing specs are:
5'9" and 170lbs
39" chest and 31" waist

Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
30 30" 10.75" 13.5" 11" 8.5" 7" 34"
31 31" 11" 14" 11.625" 8.75" 7.125" 34"
32 32" 11.25" 14.25" 12" 8.875" 7.5" 34"
33 33" 11.5" 14.5" 12.125" 9" 7.625" 34"
34 34" 11.75" 14.75" 12.5" 9.375" 7.875" 34.5"
35 35" 12" 15" 13" 9.5" 8" 34.5"
36 36" 12.25" 15.25" 13.125" 9.625" 8.125" 36"

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