i love united stock dry goods denim.
i have a confession.
i have never bought into the premium denim trend. mainly due to the fact that i couldn’t find a line that had the right slim fit and simple, understated styling (no flashy back pocket detailing, it irks me). i have big thighs, i run at the gym for cardio which makes my already thick legs, thicker. this makes finding slim fitting pants next to impossible.
after months of searching for the perfect casual chino, i found Topman’s Slim Chino that fit like a dream (so much so that I have them in three colours). When it comes to denim, I was partial to gap’s skinny fit but for some odd reason they discontinued by size in Canada (no 33 waist).
we got to talking to sydney (on the left) of sydney’s, an amazing menswear shop on queen west in toronto about denim. his store carries many lines including attachment, them atelier & naked and famous as well a new line named united stock dry goods, which he designed himself.
united stock dry goods denim is made of high-end japanese selvage denim that sydney sourced himself on a trip to japan and are produced in LA (no local factory could take on the project). they come in a variety of styles and weights. three fits are currently in stock including my favourite named slight. they fit slim (but not hipster-skinny) with a slight taper in the leg and very minimal, classic detailing (no silly pocket flair). i bought the 12.5 oz. weight with contrasting thread, perfect for the spring/summer/fall. priced very reasonably at $135 (given the high quality and the fact that they are made in north america), they are now my go-to jeans. the fit couldn’t be more perfect.
more images from their website below.