As any diehard denim wearer knows, sometimes pulling on a pair of selvedge jeans on hot, humid days can be uncomfortable at best. But at worst, it's a sweaty, suffocating, nut-hugging experience. Thankfully, each summer Taylor Stitch, the San Francisco-based brand, offers up a lightweight alternative to your basic blues. This year, their seasonal offering is cut from a 10 oz. indigo-dyed canvas with a traditional red line selvedge developed with an Italian fabric mill. "We actually flew over to Italy to meet with them and decided that moving forward, we're only going to work with them for our denims and chambrays," says Taylor Stitch co-founder Michael Maher. "They rescued a whole bunch of old shuttle looms and are making insanely beautiful fabrics that you just can't produce using modern looms." The classic five pocket jeans come in both a slim-fit cut along with a more democratic, straight leg fit. They both feature a medium rise that's shaped to keep the back waistband comfortably against your skin and "some extra space to accommodate the boys." But these limited edition styles never last long, so if you're in the market for some summer jeans, take advantage of their free shipping and pull the trigger.
Custom milled 10 oz. canvas fabric
Traditional red line selvedge
Wickett & Craig bridle leather patch