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Kicking Mule Workshop 1980 Indigo Rinse Selvedge
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Kicking Mule Workshop

1980 Indigo Rinse 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). While most jeans makers today use right-hand twill denim, KMW denim is made in a selvedge 13.5 oz. left-hand twill. 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
  • 13.5oz. Left Hand Twill
  • Rope Dyed with Natural Indigo
  • Once-Rinsed
  • Doughnut Buttons
  • Hidden Rivets
  • Corded Belt Loops
  • Wide Busted Selvage Outseam
  • Deer Hide Patch
  • Subtle asymmetrical Blue Ticker on exposed selvege edge
  • Made in Okayama Japan
  • End of and Era - Final KMW Production Run

    Click to see a pair of Kicking Mule Workshop Raw 1980 broken in.
  • Context Expert Tip: 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.
    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.
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    Original Price: $150.00

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