I capped off last week by catching up with Patrick Goodspeed who runs the re:change showroom in NYC which represents brands like Kicking Mule Workshop, Left Field, Triple Works, and Real Japan Blues. We sat down with his wine and my Nat Sherman MCD smokes to talk denim. There are better ways to spend Friday night but I cannot think of many.
He showed me the new jean of Kicking Mule Workshop, a well loved brand carried by stockists like Oak, AB Fits, Odin, Revolve, United Arrows, and many more. The new model is called the 1980 and boasts some interesting features. Note: the particular 1980 jean featured in this post has been through a quick rinse but raw will be offered.
The fabric is a Japanese, heavy weight, natural indigo, organic cotton, left hand twill, selvage denim. It can be prominently shown off with a cuff as the busted side seams measure 1.75". This will make for quite a wide traintrack, sideseam fade.
Hand hammered rivets. The exposed selvage coin pocket.
Beltloops inserted into waistband with very prominent ridge between stitches. They will wear in very nicely.
Deer skin leather patch.
Hidden back pocket rivets. Half lined back pockets.
Selvage runs all the way up to waistband.
For the full experience we recommend checking out the new Kicking Mule Workshop jean in person when it arrives in stores later this year.