No Nationality 2007 boast of their high quality classic casual menswear, and are becoming increasingly popular with the more refined streetwear connoisseur for their high quality plaid shirting and knitwear. However, the brands recent venture into the world of denim is up for scrutiny, primarily due to the ‘high quality craftsmanship’ ethos they so proudly propagate.
The James Raw Selvedge jean is the brands take on a classic 5 pocket straight leg raw indigo jean. As expected, all the classic features are there, with the right attention to detail in all the right areas for a simple jean; copper rivets, red selvedge detailing on the outer leg seam, chain stitched hems and unbranded trident rear pockets.
As with other similar raw jeans, the heavy denim construction and dye applied is set to fade over time, across the natural contours of the wearer’s body, whilst providing the durability to last a healthy lifetime despite the lack of washing. According to the brand themselves, these are built to last and be included into a wardrobe as the everyday pair you choose to wear. These could well be a contender against the now iconic choice of straight leg jeans (we won’t mention the French brand’s name), for those starting out in the world of raw selvedge denim.
The NN.07 James Raw Selvedge Jean is available from oki-ni at £125.