Portola Classic Taper Fit - 14.5oz Kaihara

Portola Classic Taper Fit - 14.5oz Kaihara

Regular price $265
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At long last, Freenote has a proprietary denim that's here to stay. Developed by Freenote and produced by Kaihara Mills in Japan, this is a 100% cotton, indigo-dyed 14.5oz Japanese selvedge denim. Woven at high tension, the outer warp threads feature a dark indigo dye, while the mostly obscured inner weft threads are white - giving the jeans an especially dark appearance initially, but leading to more dramatic fading as the white threads start to become visible beneath the indigo.

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.

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. Sanforized, so minimal shrink with a cold wash and hang dry.

  • 100% cotton
  • Custom 14.5oz denim from Kaihara Mills in Japan
  • Dark indigo weft with white warp
  • Button fly construction
  • Two piece waistband
  • Tucked belt loops
  • 1/8" double needle accents
  • Flat felled seams
  • Japanese herringbone pocket bags
  • Custom rivets and button tacks
  • Custom labels from Italy
  • Custom leather patch 
  • Sanforized
  • True to size
  • Wash cold, hang dry
  • Designed and produced in Southern California, USA

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


  • Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
  • Curbside pickup: Free
  • Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
  • Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
  • Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40


Canada Shipping - Orders under $400

  • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
  • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
  • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

We want you to be comfortable shopping with us online without being able to touch the product.

  • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
  • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
  • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
  • All return and exchange shipping costs are your responsibility
  • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
  • Our team will acknowledge receipt and action take with your return
  • Full terms and conditions are here.
  • If you have questions at any time you can reach us at hello@standardandstrange.com or use our contact form, or phone us at 510-373-9696.


For customers in the USA, please go to our returns portal at for any returns excluding leather jackets and footwear. There is no need to contact us directly once you initiate a return via the portal.

If you need to return or exchange a leather jacket or footwear, please e-mail hello@standardandstrange.com. Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

For international returns, e-mail hello@standardandstrange.com. Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

Size Guide

All measurements are in inches.

Model Elliot wears size 30
His sizing specs are:
6'1 and 155lbs
38" chest and 30" waist

True to size. Sanforized, so minimal shrink with a cold wash and hang dry.

Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
29 30" 10.5" 14" 11.5" 8.5" 7" 34"
30 31" 10.75" 14.25" 11.75" 8.75" 7" 34.5"
31 32" 11" 14.5" 12" 8.75" 7" 34.75"
32 33" 11.25" 14.75" 12.25" 9" 7.25" 35"
33 34" 11.75" 15" 12.75" 9.25" 7.5" 35"
34 35" 12" 15.5" 13.25" 9.5" 7.75" 35"
36 37" 12.5" 16" 13.75" 9.75" 8" 36.25"

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