Sly Guild Raw Selvedge Denim Rest Pant – Just Released

Sly Guild Raw Selvedge Denim Rest Pant

If we were to utter the words “New Zealand,” what would be the first thing to spring into your mind? Hobbits? Rugby? Sheep? When it comes to denim, there’s not much more too know than the legendary Kiwi, Ande Whall, right? Until recently, we might have answered rugby and agreed.

Family run and Auckland based menswear brand, Sly Guildhave taken a step into the unknown, becoming the first company to design and mill raw selvedge denim from within the borders of Aotearoa. The denim has been milled with a slight stretch and an impressively bold selvedge detail adding a little flair to the familiar dark indigo tone.

Sly Guild Raw Selvedge Denim Rest Pant

Over the last few months, Sly Guild have taken this first batch of New Zealand selvedge denim and transformed it into the Rest Pant, a Kiwi take on raw denim jeans. As co-creator of Sly GuildBlair Konik describes it, the fit of the Rest Pant won’t feel as restrictive as a pair of skinny jeans.

BackThe jean is designed to be applicable “whether you are working away in your workshop or skateboarding.” If it had to be described in a more formal manner, the Rest Pant is cut in a relaxed fit, tapering from the knee to the ankle, giving the denim a silhouette that looks both flattering and comfortable.

Sly Guild Denim

The Konik brothers, who created and operate Sly Guild, have built their brand upon a vision that puts to shame many other streetwear brands. As Blair Konik describes, from the birth of Sly Guild in 2007, the trio have invested a huge amount of time and money in order to manufacture their products the correct way.

“Everything is hand crafted in-house including our printed tees. In workshops where our product is made, you can find the top NZ designer labels, so our garments come from quality manufacturers. We are wanting to take this high quality approach to everyday streetwear but at an affordable price. Which is what has led us to our current foundation piece for the season – our Selvedge Denim Rest Pant.”

Through designing a pair of custom-milled, hand-crafted selvedge denim that retail for a price equivalent to approximately $140.00 USD, it seems that the duo has stuck to it’s word.


  • Name: Sly Guild Raw Selvedge Denim Rest Pant
  • Weight: 11.7 oz.
  • Denim: Stretch selvedge denim
  • Fit: Relaxed taper
  • Other Details:
    • Bold Selvedge Line
    • Coin pocket cut on selvedge
    • Contrast red YKK zipper fly
  • Available at: Sly Guild for $180.00 NZD ($140.00 USD)

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Harry is a fixie rider, brother of three, full-time student and an Instagram addict. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Follow his daily activity: @harryross_

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  • Grandier

    Harry, do you know where to get this in Auckland? I was thinking to hop over to the city before leaving auckland on thursday.

    • Harry Ross

      Hey mate. On the North Shore i’d recommend North Beach, Albany. In the city, perhaps try Amazon in westfield downtown. Good luck!

      • Harry Ross

        Confirmed stockists are North Beach, Hurricane Jeans, Stencil and Void.

  • Grandier

    niiiceee, i’ll give it a try tomorrow.

    • Grandier

      i just tried this on, and i find it very comfortable despite the semi-baggy fit. i’m not sure what they’ve done with it, but the inside and the outside of the fabric is nice and smooth. being an 11oz denim makes it very nice for spring and summer in NZ.

  • Devan Prithipaul

    Looks very clean and price is good. Not extremely unique but the stretch selvedge an interesting fit make these a good replacement for A.P.C or N&F

  • kai

    Had a look at there website do they make all their own headwear from scratch ?

  • eric

    love the fit on these. anybody know what model that suzuki is?

  • trehsu

    Their size selection is really really limited right now