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Kicking Mule Workshop 1980 Black Dry Selvedge
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Kicking Mule Workshop

1980 Black Dry Selvedge
Established in 2005, Kicking Mule Workshop quickly rose to the top of wish lists of fabric designers, denim nerds, and menswear enthusiasts alike. Still an underground label, Kicking Mule Workshop approaches denim production with the utmost respect for tradition. Zimbabwean cotton yarn is dyed using the labor intensive classic, rope dyeing technique involving a series of dips into indigo vats followed by sun drying (dipped 19 times). KMW Black denim is made in a selvedge 13.5 oz. KMW fabric is woven on pre WWII American built wooden shuttle looms. The subtle imperfections and irregularities in KMW denim are there for you to expose, over time, as the fabric ages with each wear and wash. This from KMW
"There is a particular magic that happens when you combine indigo, cotton, and the five-pocket jean. It's a little bit chemistry, a little bit craft, and a little bit imagination of what it will become after days and weeks of wear. That is the special nature of denim that we try to nurture."
  • 100% Zimbabwe Cotton
  • Sanforized Fabric (pre-shrunk)
  • Warp & Weft Black Sulfur Dye
  • 13.5oz. Selvage
  • Doughnut Buttons
  • Hidden Rivets
  • Corded Belt Loops
  • Wide Busted Selvage Outseam
  • Deer Hide Patch
  • Made in Okayama Japan
  • End of and Era - Final KMW Production Run
  • Context Expert Tip: The 1980 is a classic slim straight leg fit with a mid-rise and is intended to be worn fitted. Raw denim will feel very rigid at first but will stretch a bit and develop folds and creases perfect for your frame over time. This warp and weft dyed fabric will develop a subtle sheen with wear. These jet black jeans will stay black for a through heavy wear. Please refer to our measurements chart before ordering. We encourage you to call or email with questions about fit or fabric.
    Surefire Denim Fit Move:
    Take your favorite fitting pair of jeans and measure them, then compare those numbers to the ones on the measurement chart. Order the size that measures an inch smaller at the waist than your jeans to account for stretch.
    Tagged Size Measured Size
    Waist Rise Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
    29/3429.51010.58834
    31/343110118.58.534
    32/343210.5128.58.534
    33/343311128.58.534
    34/3434.511.25128.758.7534
    Original Price: $150.00
     

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