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The Democratic Jean in Black Over-dye Selvage

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Denim may be ubiquitous, but it's earned that status. When executed properly, it's rugged, comfortable, and it ages beautifully—what's not to like? Just because the formula is familiar, though, doesn't mean there's no room for experimentation, which is exactly what we've done with our latest jeans. This 100% organic cotton Black Over-Dye Selvage denim may look pretty typical at first glance, but with time the top layer of color will fade away to reveal the indigo and natural yarns underneath. Watching it evolve over the years is half the fun, so take your time and enjoy the show.


This 13-oz selvage denim is made with 100% organic cotton—better for the environment, better for our collective conscience. Thanks to a special dyeing process, its break-in period will produce some incredible fades: it'll start off black, fade to a rich indigo, and—with enough time—its natural-colored warp yarns will emerge. Custom YKK hardware, SF map print pocketing, and our signature leather patch round out this absolutely exceptional pair of jeans.


  • 13-oz. 100% Organic Cotton selvage black coated denim.
  • Top layer black coated denim, with indigo weft and natural warp denim beneath.
  • Denim fades from black to indigo to natural.
  • 5-oz. 100% Organic Cotton pocketing.
  • Has more room in the top block and tapers nicely down through the leg—more so than our typical Democratic fit.
  • Medium rise with shape to keep the back waistband against your skin and some extra space to accommodate the boys.
  • Button fly.
  • Leather patch on backside of waistband.
  • Custom-developed YKK buttons and rivets to last you a lifetime.
  • Custom San Francisco map pocketing.
  • 34" inseam.
  • Soak cold, mild detergent, hang dry only.
  • Made in China.

Garment Weight

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  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy


This product is part of a small batch manufacturing run that may use exclusive materials like dead stock fabrics. The product is limited in quantity and may never be in stock again. Limited products are available for immediate shipping.

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our fit model democratic, cropped shot with text on the right
This garment is made with Organic Cotton

Who doesn’t love cotton? It’s soft, versatile, and low-maintenance. Unfortunately, the conventionally grown stuff is absurdly wasteful and often relies on harmful chemicals. That’s why this product is built with organic cotton—all of the benefits, none of the BS.

our guy hanging out in california with the democratic jean on
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