100 Year Jeans

Woven with high-strength raw Japanese selvedge denim, and the same aramid fibres as body armour.

$645.00 $322.00
Size
Length

The 100 Year Jeans are designed with a regular, straight leg fit. They come in two different leg lengths to help you find the perfect size. Model is 6ft 2 / 188cm with a 32 inch / 81cm waist, and wears size 32 / 34.

  • 14 oz. raw Japanese selvedge denim made by Kaihara
  • Material woven with aramid fibres for extreme strength
  • Jeans constructed by Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, London

The first ever pair of jeans were designed to be exceptionally tough – the strongest pants anywhere in the world at the time. So we’ve gone back to the first days of jeans to build them as they were meant to be built.

Constructed with a blend of high-strength 14 oz. raw Japanese selvedge denim and the same ultra-tough aramid fibres as body armour, our 100 Year Jeans are built to outlive you.

To build jeans this strong we’ve worked with world class partners. The denim starts life on low-speed, high-strength shuttle looms of Japan’s most fabled denim manufacturer, Kaihara, before the jeans are hand constructed by Blackhorse Lane Ateliers in London, where every pair is personally signed by the craftsman who built them.

Technical Details

Material made by Kaihara, Japan: 92% cotton, 8% aramid
Made with 14 oz. raw Japanese selvedge denim
Highly abrasion resistant
Seat reinforced with Cordura layer
One piece continuous button selvedge fly
5 belt loops
2 front pockets
Front selvedge ticket pocket
2 angled rear pockets reinforced with double layer
Rear selvedge ticket pocket
Machine wash 30°C
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The 100 Year Jeans are built to outlive you

The first ever pair of jeans were designed to be exceptionally tough – the strongest pants anywhere in the world at the time. So we’ve gone back to the first days of jeans to build them as they were meant to be built. Constructed with a blend of high-strength 14 oz. raw Japanese selvedge denim and the same ultra-tough aramid fibres as body armour, our 100 Year Jeans are built to outlive you.

Engineered with aramid fibres for extreme strength

To create an incredibly strong material we weave aramid fibres directly into the selvedge denim. On a weight for weight basis aramid fibres are 5x stronger than steel, which is why they’re normally used to make body armour and bulletproof vests. 8% of these jeans are pure aramid.

Even though they’re raw, you can buy your normal size

Getting the right size in a pair of raw denim jeans used to be difficult, as the denim would shrink up to 15% the first time you washed it. But the Raw 100 Year Jeans go through a process called ‘sanforization’ where the denim is treated with steam to reduce shrinkage after the first wash – and we’ve constructed the jeans to account for that small amount of shrinkage. So you can still buy your regular size.

It has the stamp of master craftsmanship

Weaving denim on shuttle looms is a much slower process than making denim using high speed modern machinery, which means it’s impossible to mass produce denim like this. And that’s what gives selvedge the stamp of master craftsmanship. You can spot selvedge denim by looking for the distinct white edges when you roll up the hem of the jeans or look at the ticket pockets. And if you’re wondering what the thin yellow line is that runs through the white selvedge strip on the jeans – those are the aramid fibres we’ve used to make the jeans even stronger.

Onk-soushin, the philosophy of old meeting new

Kaihara runs its historical shuttle looms alongside state of the art modern machinery. It’s a philosophy called “onk-soushin” – a way of producing new fabrics by working with old and new techniques at the same time. And it’s this philosophy that allows them to vertically integrate the whole process, from spinning and dyeing the denim, to weaving and finishing it.

Ultra-durable, vintage detailing

Every element of the 100 Year Jeans is constructed with skilled craftsmanship that’s designed to last, with ultra-durable, vintage detailing. There’s a one-piece continuous button fly, a hallmark of quality vintage jeans. There are five large belt loops, and metal buttons and rivets which add durability to stress points. And since the back pocket rivets on denim were traditionally hidden to prevent cowboys from scratching their saddles, we’ve left them concealed. All the stitching is sewn with heavy duty thread, and you’ll find intricate chain stitching at the hem and the waistband.

Size + Fit

The 100 Year Jeans are designed with a regular, straight leg fit. They come in two different leg lengths to help you find the perfect size.

Size 28 30 32 34 36 38
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Inseam length 32 81.3
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Inseam length 34
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Size 28 30 32 34 36 38
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40
Inseam length 32 32
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Inseam length 34
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