A quick update of my Edwin Japan Vintage Collection VC506.
I wear this pair mostly during the warmer months for the past 4 years, as the 13.5 oz denim is the lightest in my collection.
The VC506 is a straight fit for me, and as I wash it pretty frequently, the fading isn’t very high contrast at all.
In fact, I’m not getting much honey-combing.
Nicely cut and very comfortable.
It’s a shame that neither the Vintage Collection or the Overworks label gained much traction for Edwin. This pair, and the Lee/Wrangler reproductions also made by Edwin Japan, showed that they could make some serious jeans.
I quite like how the hems turned out too, with the strong rippling fades.
This particular detail is usually emphasised if the jeans are washed at least semi-frequently.
The denim on this one is very nice. Woven reproduction style, nothing exaggerated, doesn’t crock dramatically, with a good deal of true loom-chatter and verticality.
Most of all it feels very natural and comfortable to wear. At times almost disappearing from conscious attention. Not like wearing an 18 oz denim, which has a different kind of charm.
I think I need more lighter weight denim in my line-up!
Finally, the patch is holding up relatively well.
Not the best leather in the world, but it washes well.
Well, that’s it for now.
Not too long before I can start wearing these again – summer is soon to arrive here in Australia!