Where I Buy Jeans
There are so many options for every conceivable product we buy. It’s overwhelming. People ask me all the time where they can get simple things — these are often the most difficult recommendations. I don’t want to ever recommend something which isn’t well-made, but also have to keep things in a practical range for civilians who maybe aren’t willing to go all-in on a pair of pants. One of the most perplexing recommendations for me is denim. It’s also something I personally have a hard time buying for myself. I appreciate raw denim but really just want something simple which aren’t going to be hard labor to break in.
My requirements for jeans are simple. I prefer good cloth which will break-in nicely. It doesn’t have to be super slub artisan denim made on machines rattling on the same wood floor that was in White Oak plant, but it should be selvedge at a minimum.
Secondly, I prefer to buy jeans made in the USA. This isn’t to say jeans can’t be made well in Mexico or Japan or where ever, but when I think of American clothing I think of jeans and like to do my small part to keep that going. I also think the fit is important and jeans made closer to where the designers are will have better fits.