Trouser Pants - My Custom Denim Rotations Part 2
This is a pair of custom-made denim trousers handcrafted with 13oz Indigo x Indigo Selvedge Denim. Both the warp and weft yarns of the fabric is rope-dyed in indigo and will fade over time. Compared to regular denim fabric with white weft yarns, the dark indigo weft gives the jean a more “formal” appearance and is perfect for making denim trousers.
The idea of making denim trousers came to me when a customer first came to me with the suggestion at my first pop-up event 2 years ago. Using slant pockets in front and jetted pockets at the back, you get the silhouette of a pair of trouser pants with the comfort of denim. I wear this pair of denim trousers for more formal occasions and match it with a flannel or oxford shirt.
I customized the jean with navy threads all over and replaced all the rivets with bartacks to give the trousers a more subtle look. However, I keep the button fly instead of a zipper regularly found on trousers as I prefer the heritage appeal of the button fly.
The fit is replicated from a “tailored” pair of cotton trousers that I own. Since the fabric of the trouser that I am replicating is non-stretch, the measurements are replicated with little concern. Some people choose to opt for waist adjusters but this is only recommended for those who are more experienced in customizing their jeans and know their sizing well.
Breaking in the jean was not difficult as the fabric used is a light-medium weight and fairly breathable from the start. The fades were noticeable around the 4 month mark and the contrast is especially great since the weft of the fabric is indigo dyed as well. I was particularly curious how the fading would turn out at the pockets since this was my first time fading a raw denim trouser. Turns out that the fades are heavily concentrated around the stitching of the jet pockets at the back and also at the slant opening of the front pockets.
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