July 24, 2014

Mission Blues: Taylor Stitch Introduces Raw Denim

San Francisco menswear go-to Taylor Stitch has the blues, but don’t worry. They’re quite pleased about it. New on the shelves of the Mission shop and in the online store this week is the debut collection of Taylor Stitch denim. And talk about local: each of the three men’s styles is designed, cut and sewn in San Francisco within 10 blocks of the label’s store.

Available in 13.5- and 14.5-ounce raw denim from the Georgia’s Swift Mill and Japan’s Kaihara and Nisshibo mills, each pair features a fit the Taylor Stitch boys (i.e. Mike Maher, Barrett Purdum and Mike Armenta) are calling “more democratic: tailored but not skinny, a bit more room in the thighs and a medium rise to accomodate ‘the boys.’”

Along with giving your junk a little more room to jingle and offering the mold-to-your-body benefits all raw denim offers, the styles stand out for having custom hardware, natural vegetable-tanned leather patches and minimal branding. The pricing is also quite fair. While many comparable men’s raw denim jeans hover around $200 a pop, these are $128.

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