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The Democratic Jean in Olive Nihon Menpu Selvage

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While these jeans were built in the USA, they started their journey in Ibara, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. There, individual cotton yarns were dyed using a traditional “bingokasura” method, then woven into a distinctive 13.5-oz denim with a smooth hand and unique expression that will yield gorgeous fades down the line. Outfitted with custom YKK copper hardware and tailored to our signature Democratic fit with a slightly roomier top block and gentle taper from knee to leg opening.


From the copper YKK shanks and rivets to the organic map print pocketing to the hefty leather back patch, every inch of our denim is overseen with a meticulous eye. Rendered in balanced Japanese selvage denim and built in the USA, The Democratic Jean in Olive Nihon Menpu Selvage represents the pinnacle of denim quality, and they’ll look even better with a few years of fades on ‘em.

Garment Weight

Built like a brick Sh#!thouse.

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy


  • We recommend going up a size for a more comfortable fit.
  • 13.5-oz. 100% cotton.
  • Nihon Menpu selvage denim.
  • Classic medium rise, tailored fit, straight through the thigh with a slight taper from knee to leg opening.
  • 34" inseam.
  • 5-oz. 100% organic cotton SF Map pocketing.
  • Button fly.
  • Leather patch on backside of waistband.
  • YKK copper shanks and rivets.
  • Wash cold and tumble dry low.
  • Made in USA.
  • Model is 6'1", wearing a 32.


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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This garment is Made In The USA

Great products are built all over the world—when we choose a factory, quality matters a heck of a lot more to us than geography. That said, we’re always proud to offer American-made gear. Like everything we put our name on, this Made in America piece is Responsibly Built for the Long Haul.

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