GUSTIN Denim — I already wrote about this for Put This On, but wanted to repost this here in case some of you missed it. For those who haven’t heard yet, Gustin is holding a Kickstarter project to offer their jeans at wholesale prices direct to their supporters. If you pledge $81, then you should be receiving a pair of their jeans made from White Oak Cone Mills selvedge denim fabric and manufactured in San Francisco.
I should say up front that I’m not a backer of the project. The fact is that I already have three pairs of selvedge denim jeans in rotation — Levi’s 501s, Edwin and 3Sixteen SL-100x — and I really don’t have use at the moment for another pair. I’m happy with all three pairs and wear them in different contexts. But the pair of 3Sixteens I bought were pretty darn expensive and it’s going to be a long time before I consider buying a pair at that price again — so that’s what caught my eyes about Gustin, who’s essentially offering what appears to be high-quality raw denim for a third of the price.
If you’re looking for a review, then check out Wefty + Mash, who did a hands-on review of the jeans and has some more details on their construction. And as previously mentioned at PTO, Simpler Man and abitofcolor both have some thoughts, too.
The Kickstarter still has about two weeks left and they’re constantly adding new fabrics that will be in limited runs, so it’s worth checking their Twitter and updates page for more information if that interests you.