Wilkes Western - 12oz Vintage Blue

$210 $265

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After encountering a vintage pair of jeans with a transfixing light blue indigo color, the boys down at Freenote spent the next 8 years researching and working to recreate this unique denim. They've finally succeeded, and now offer the beautiful "vintage blue" denim, a 12oz, 100% cotton selvedge produced exclusively for Freenote by Yoshiwa Mills in Japan.

At 12oz, the fabric is a comfortable medium-light weight that works for all but the hottest and coldest days of the year. Freenote have also given this fabric a single rinse to account for initial shrinkage and soften them up a touch. Despite their light color, these are indigo-dyed and will fade over time with wear and washing, developing more old-school, low contrast fades throughout.

The Wilkes are Freenote's more modern take to a classic cowboy cut jean. With a high rise, comfortable thigh, and very slight taper to a leg opening big enough to fit a pair of boots under, they're an excellent cowboy twist on a classic tapered fit. The double flat felled seams on each leg add strength and longevity to the pants, while still maintaining the selvedge detail on the outseam.

The finishings are of an equal calibre, with custom copper rivets, a YKK fly zip, full grain leather Freenote flasher, and custom woven labels.

Fits true to size. Minimal shrinkage expected with a cold wash and hang dry.

  • 100% cotton
  • Custom 12oz selvedge denim from Yoshiwa Mills in Japan
  • 1/8" double needle stitching accents
  • YKK #5 fly zipper from Georgia, USA
  • Custom rivets and button tacks
  • Japanese HBT pocket bags
  • Medium-high rise
  • Full thigh
  • Medium straight leg
  • Two tone selvedge
  • 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 Jared wears a size 31
Jared's sizing specs are:
5'10" and 165lbs
36" chest and 31" waist

Fits true to size. Minimal shrinkage expected with a cold wash and hang dry.

Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
30 31" 11.25" 14" 11.375" 8.5" 7.75" 34"
31 32.5" 11.5" 14.5" 11.75" 8.75" 8" 34"
32 34" 11.75" 15" 12" 8.875" 8.125" 34.75"
33 34.5" 12" 15.5" 12.125" 9" 8.25" 34.75"
34 36" 12.25" 15.75" 12.5" 9.125" 8.375" 35"
35 36.5" 12.5" 16" 12.75" 9.5" 8.5" 35"
36 38" 12.875" 16.5" 13.125" 9.625" 8.625" 36"

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