Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50′s Raw Denim

Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's

Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50′s

I came across this jewel at Mode D’Emploi, a veteran denim shop based in The Hague, Holland. It was the last one of the 6 pieces the shop had in stock. It’s well known that to celebrate their 50 years making denim, EDWIN, launched the Overworks Factory collection – a collection targeted for a few exclusive shops and online boutiques in Europe.

The Overworks Factory project encloses EDWIN’s top shelf products and fabrics, made with a characteristic 20th century aesthetic. The whole collection has been manufactured in Japan using artisan techniques.

This particular jean is a five pocket style, with a 1947 cut, and tapered legs; all put together with a golden cotton stitch and featuring a classic shrink to fit.  The dark indigo 14oz. denim is not very slubby, but rather quite stiff and hairy. You can easily recognize from look and feel that is a very high quality fabric.

Additionally, it’s made with their signature rainbow Japanese selvedge and specifically for this collection. For those more unfamiliar with this selvedge, it’s produced using low tension and heavy raw and unsanforized denim, and from the Nihon Menpu Mill in Japan.

Details

  • Name: Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50′s
  • Weight: 14 oz.
  • Fit: Tapered 1947 fit
  • Denim: Unsanfordized 100% cotton Nihon Menpu Mill selvedge
  • Source: Nihon Menpu Mill, Japan
  • Price: $450.00

Photos

Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's - Folded Up

Back Pocket Flasher - Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's

Hand Hammered Rivets - Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's

Hand Hammered Rivets – Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50′s

Concealed Copper Rivets - Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's

Concealed Copper Rivets – Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50′s

Crotch Flat Felled Seam - Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's

Crotch Flat Felled Seam – Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50′s

Unmarked Orange Leather Patch - Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's

Unmarked Orange Leather Patch – Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50′s

Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's

Rainbow Selvedge - Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's

Rainbow Selvedge – Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50′s

Edwin Overworks Factory Vintage 50's

Paul Travi

Paul Travi

Paul's first experience with raw denim was at the age of 10 when his parents purchased him a pair of raw Lee Jeans. After many years, he found the very same pair of jeans in the U.S. and since then his interest in denim became a passion. Now based in Holland, Paul is constantly researching and experimenting with the amazing fabric.

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  • n0ne

    Gorgeous rainbow selvedge!
    been trying to find one for sometime! any idea what other makes offer rainbow selvedge still?

    • http://www.gilt.com/invite/tman916 Thomas

      Left Field has a pair that’s rainbow-ish.

  • James101

    Denim demon does rainbowselvage.

  • Vance

    Superdenim sells Ed-47 and ED-49 in Rainbow Selvedge

  • n0ne

    thanks guys! will definitely try to check it out

  • Alex DeLarge

    I have these jeans and I am really looking forward to start wearing them on a daily basis. I have just given them a quick soak to get rid of some of the bleeding. I do not know if it was wise, as I like wearing them without doing anything. These jeans bled so much, I found out that I had to soak them though. They have really outstanding quality on both the fabric and the processing!

    • http://www.rawrdenim.com Rawr Denim

      Thanks Alex, keep us in the loop with how they turn out.

  • leenie

    got 2 pair of these jeans. it’s the only jean im wearing for the last 1,5 year