Workers For INVENTORY 5-Pocket Denim – Just Released

Workers for Inventory Items

Workers for Inventory Items

Vancouver’s Inventory recently released their first denim in a long series of Inventory Items collaborations, teaming up with Japanese brand Workers who we recently covered to produce their interpretation of the traditional 5 pocket denim. The finished result is a simple yet attractive and appealing jean, washed once to remove any shrinkage and featuring contrast stitching and Workers traditionally high level of craftsmanship. Due to the wash, they’re not considered raw denim per-say, but are still an exceptionally crafted jean which will fade as nicely as any traditional raw denim.

Fade Patterns of Workers Denim

Fade Patterns of Workers Denim

The jean itself is a 13.75 oz offering, cut from Japanese selvedge indigo denim with a red selvedge line. The lack of any back pocket detailing is a nice touch, as is the maintenance of Workers own highly simplistic patch with very little superfluous imagery. The denim maintains Inventory’s general minimalistic aesthetic nicely, providing a convenient extension of some of their other excellent collaborative pieces.

workers back pocket detailing


  • Name: Workers for Inventory 5 Pocket Denim
  • Weight: 13.75 Oz.
  • Fit: Medium rise, slim tapered leg
  • Denim: Japanese Selvedge Indigo Denim, Sanforized
  • Made in Japan, exclusively for Inventory
  • Available at: Inventory for $275.00

workers x inventory denim cuff

workers x inventory tag


Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Connor grew an interest in raw denim thanks to the process, maturation, patience and craft that goes into each individual pair. He also writes at REPOSITORY which he started alongside Rawr founder Nick Coe.

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  • Chris

    Is anyone else looking at all these new brands and wondering how this is really different to the last one except for the patch? I want to see gutsy pocket cuts and designs, new materials incorporated, sewn rivets, indigo manipulation to effect fades…

    • growe13

      I personally like the pocket cuts to be admissive (to my hands – nothing beats being able to pocket cold hands comfortably), and I wish that more companies did odd manipulation. I wish so bad that there’d be some company with an OD black x indigo (IH is only overdying company available in NA.)
      Although I have no beef with the repro cut, as long as there’s something unique about it (be it subtle as it may).
      Just my 2 cents.

      • geo

        Both 3sixteen and Baldwin do an over die black on indigo. Neither are selvedge but they’re both raw and fade to blue. The 3sixteens are relatively inexpensive too.

        • Chris

          What is overdying? Agreed growe, im not proposing something to be non-functional for the sake of it!

  • TurdFerguson

    Let’s reserve any judgements until we hear what Devan has to say. He IS the expert, you know.

  • Devan Prithipaul

    not very interesting, i like that they provide a fade pattern, that’s really cool. seems to be very simple and not really unique, if i wanted something like this i would get rogue territory or something.

    • dievan

      Why is it not interesting? Can you elaborate more on interesting jeans?
      And why do you wanna get rogue territory instead of this? Is it better than this? Have you ever own a pair of rogue territory? Or have you ever had bad experience with this jeans which makes you claim it as a not interesting pair of jeans?

      • Devan Prithipaul

        It is not interesting because it has no distinguishing feature, why would i buy these jeans? they are selvedge, fade well, are made with attention to detail, and they are japanese denim. there are thousands of jeans which will fit that description. frankly, if i were to get something similar to this, i would get Naked and Famous. it would cost half as much and at least it would have a cool leather patch. and as to why i chose rogue territory, rogue territory as excellent quality, fair pricing and it has nice details like it being made in USA and etc. i have not owned a pair of these jeans, but also, i feel like you’re arguing for the sake of argument and not relating to the jeans. do you find these jeans interesting? is there something you like about them? why are you arguing with me?

        • dievan

          brand philosophy, have you ever heard of such things ma’fackers?
          This is a vintage wear, every details from the cut, hardware and details are carefully thought. Moreover being a Japanese brand, they are very particular with those things, and also their fine craftmanship.
          Those are the things that SHOULD be present in a brand, a philosophy, a story behind which differs a brand, and making it interesting to their target market (not to you, you are retarded as f*ck)

          and kid, tell me more about naked and famous and of course your favourite rogue territory. Those are not even on the same level with this brand. (no offence intended to the brand, they are awesome, its just sometimes their fan are retarded as f*ck)

          • Devan Prithipaul

            my goodness every brand has philosophy! i always say that there is never an excuse for a product not to be the best. in this case, the reason that they’re boring and dull is because its a vintage fit? there are much more interesting heritage fits than this, and they have great philosophy. i bet you don’t even own a pair of these jeans. like please tell me, why the hell are you defending them? what do you like about them? what is so unique? are you new to the denim scene? dude these jeans are wack and everybody knows it.

          • chicagolaw1

            DPs right on this. There is nothing interesting about this jean that would make me want to fork over $300 for a pair over any other brand (i.e. momotaro, pure blue japan, oni, etc.).

            As far as company philosophy… well that’s bullshit. Company philosophy=marketing gimmick/theme. All these companies claim the same philosophy: attention to details, smaller batches, quality over quantity…yada yada yada.

            DP was remiss for not mentioning this but…where’s the fit pics? I mean seriously, who wants to look at flat pics of these generic ass overpriced jeans?

  • Conehead

    Sweet copycat Levi Strauss joker. Join the masses of Japanese brands without a creative edge.