For our first pair of in-house jeans, we explored many options before landing on the perfect fabric: a 15-ounce Japanese selvedge denim with low tension, high character, and medium slub. Designed for quick break-ins and gorgeous wear patterns, the fabric comes from Japan’s Yoshima Mills, a well-known establishment for denim heads around the world. Woven with three different yarn widths, the denim has an open-face construction and a warp yarn variance that brings out excellent contrast. Though it weighs 15 ounces, it behaves more like a 19-ounce fabric in terms of texture, feel, and fades; and it behaves like a 12.5-ounce denim in terms of comfort. All in all, it has enough structure and depth for an elegant look, but becomes incredibly soft and buttery as you break it in.