Lumberjeans

Made from raw Japanese selvedge denim combined with ultra-tough aramid fibres.

$445.00

Model is 6ft 2 / 188cm with a 32 inch / 81cm waist, and wears size Medium.

  • 14 oz. raw selvedge Japanese denim
  • Material woven with aramid fibres for extreme strength
  • Tough enough to survive 75kmph falls

The first ever pair of jeans were made for a lumberjack. Built for life in the woods, they were designed to be exceptionally tough – the strongest pants anywhere in the world at the time. But over the last 150 years, jeans have changed to the point where the original lumberjacks wouldn’t even recognise them. Skintight pants with premade rips are about as far away from the origin of jeans as you can get.

So we’ve gone back to the first days of jeans to build them as they were meant to be built. We’ve worked with the world’s most fabled mills and the master craftsmen of denim, and combined that with the toughest modern day materials to create some of the strongest jeans ever made. The Blue edition is made with high-strength raw denim, spun on low-speed looms to create the tightest possible weave, then woven with aramid fibre which is stronger than steel, and reinforced with Cordura panels. They’re the jeans lumberjacks would have wanted.

Technical Details

Material made by Kaihara, Japan: 92% cotton, 8% aramid
Made with 14 oz. raw selvedge Japanese denim, so it needs to be broken in over a couple of weeks
Highly abrasion resistant
Knees reinforced with Cordura layer
Seat reinforced with Cordura layer
One piece continuous button selvedge fly
5 belt loops
2 front pockets made from Cordura
Front selvedge ticket pocket
2 angled rear pockets half lined with Cordura
Rear selvedge ticket pocket
Axe loop
Machine wash cold, separately and inside out / or don’t wash them at all
Jeans constructed in China
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SIze + Fit

The Lumberjeans are designed with a slim fit.

Getting the right size in a pair of raw denim jeans used to be difficult. Since the denim hadn’t been pre-washed, it would shrink by up to 15% the first time you would wash it at home. So people would buy their jeans a size bigger than they needed, then wash them to get the correct fit. This is called shrink to fit. But the Raw edition of the Lumberjack Jeans goes through a process called ‘sanforization’ where the denim is treated with steam to reduce shrinkage after the first wash. It means you can just pick up the jeans in your regular size, and you’re good to go. If you’re on the borderline between two waist sizes, we recommend going for the larger size.

Size 28 30 32 34 36 38
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Inside leg 82.6 83.8 85 86.4 86.4 86.4
Size 28 30 32 34 36 38
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40
Inside leg 32.5 33 33.5 34 34 34

The very first pair of jeans was made for a lumberjack

While workwear became fashionable in the 1990s, in the 1880s lives depended on it. Although jeans later became synonymous with cowboys – and later still with bikers, outlaws and rock stars – the very first pair of jeans was made for a lumberjack. In December 1870 a woman walked into a tailor’s shop in Nevada. She was at the end of her tether. She needed a pair of pants for her husband. They needed to be tough. And they needed to be made quickly. The husband was off work sick, and he had to be back chopping wood by January.