18 hours ago | By Lourdes Linares
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Feb 09, 2010
Ex-Evisu and Levi’s designer Mark Westmoreland has produced a jean for all denim heads: a combination of vintage features from Levi’s, Lee, Boss of the Road, Stronghold and Wrangler. An exclusive 100 pairs of ‘One’ jeans will only be available from five retailers worldwide. The One brand was created out of a practical need to produce an exemplary jean – irrespective of label – that features the collective knowledge of jean makers worldwide. It’s kind of like denim’s greatest hits combined into one pair of jeans.
Created over a year ago, the end product of the prototype took Westmoreland four years to produce in conjunction with the Shiotoni brothers of Japan. The US cotton used to produce the One jean is dyed and woven near Hiroshima at a family-run mill and the 14oz denim is loop dyed and comes in its unsanforized loom state, so you should expect up to 10% shrinkage after washing. If you decide to order a pair, the retailer will contact you to ask which type of leather waist patch and which number you want (if still available, since only one pair is produced by number), ensuring each pair is completely unique. You can check them out at the One Jean at Oki-Ni.
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