8 months on and the Cone K87211 denim, custom developed for the Roy x Cone contest, continues to fascinate me.
It’s old school denim, the kind of fabric that the Japanese reproduction masters try to imitate.
The very subtle slubbing, the very 3-D hue of indigo – nothing too crazy, nothing too excessive, it’s homage to the roots of indigo denim.
Although initially we all thought the denim would be a slow-ageing fabric, it turns out we were wrong.
Even on a slow-fader like me, the denim is producing some nice wear.
No ultra-sharp, lighting stikes…certainly not, but the evolution is very natural & gentle, and IMO more appealing.
The Pima cotton in the weft, I too must agree, is a sinful but superb touch.
This pair of Roy x Cone is definitely one of the most comfortable jeans I’ve worn.
Just below the Roy x Cone are further reminders of the workmanship of old.
Alden’s 403 high work “Indy” boots, done in Horween’s vegetable tanned Chromexcel cattle leather.
Re-tanned leathers seems to be all the rage these couple of years.
An impressive feat for a tannage perfected more than a century ago.
Some things are too good to forget, I guess…