Cotton & Linen Jeans - Shockoe Atelier x American Trench
We are pleased to present our second denim collaboration with our friends at Shockoe Atelier, made in their own factory in Richmond, VA. We first met the guys at Shockoe at the various made-in-USA pop-ups. In addition to being super nice guys, their jeans were on a different level. The fit, the finish, the details - they are all in alignment.
This is a summer jean and summer is about heat and trying to escape it. We chose a light weight Italian woven denim that is a 60/40 mix of cotton and linen. We like to think of linen as the cashmere of the summer, because like cashmere it has some incredible properties - it breathes better than pretty much any other natural fiber, soaks up an incredible amount of moisture, and drys out very quickly. Like cashmere, linen is also fussy. Compared to cotton it's expensive to produce and It is extremely inelastic, which means when it creases (shows wrinkles), it stays that way. That's why the linen cotton blend is perfect - the cooling properties of linen with a drape more like cotton and a price that stays on budget. Also, given that it's summer, we love lighter colors, they reflect the suns rays and just look seasonally appropriate. This shade of light grey looks perfect with summery button downs and tees in both light and dark colors. You can wear it with a floral shirt or with a indigo tee.
Fabric and Construction
The exterior fabric of these jeans is a 60/40 blend of cotton and linen, woven in Italy. Weighing in at 8 oz per square yard, it's light enough to keep things breezy but still holds a nice drape and retains the look of normal denim.
In a related note, they get better with each wash. Unlike raw denim, we encourage you to wash and dry them - the fabric gets softer each time. It's refreshing to have something you don't have to baby, just wash and dry and get on with your day!
Fit & Details
All sizes have a 34'' inseam
This style fits in line with the normal Shockoe standard fit. Consider choosing your normal size.
If you purchased the Shockoe Moleskin jean then consider ordering the same size
Shrinkage for this fabric is minimal, .25'' in length and .25'' or less in the waist when washed in cold water
we recommend cold water wash and air dry
pocketing fabric - cotton herringbone in natural, each pair is hand numbered
button fly with key-hole button loops
oxidized copper buttons and rivets
reinforced belt loops
engraved logo buttons
Shipping & Returns
Shipped via USPS with included pre-paid return label for easy returns or size exchanges.