Limited Edition of one-of-a-kind Japanese selvedge "Boro" denim Panhead fit.
Boro, is a term from early Japan and means something tattered or repaired. Boro textiles represent essential principles of traditional Japanese ethics and aesthetics such as the favoring of the sober and modest or shibui; the acceptance of transience and imperfection or wabi-sabi; and, of course, regret about any waste, or mottainai.
Wrecked and abused till exhaustion, we repaired these special Panheads, using rare and antique Japanese fabrics, ranging from circa 1850’s~1930’s, we have been collecting over the years in our different trips to Japan. Combining Katazome and Shibori scraps, with Sashiko hand-stitching techniques, we’ve embossed a creative and individual flare to each garment, showing us the value of time and care, not money.
Each El Solitario® Boro pair of jeans is by definition absolutely unique, made by hand in our studio, and should be valued as highly collectable wearable art.
Wear them true to size, downsized, or up-sized depending on your style. Choose true to size for a classic fit and tapered at the ankle. Size down for a modern, slim fit with a low-slung, easy-wear feel through the hips and thighs, or size up for a slouchy, more progressive look.
Be kind to your El Solitario® Jeans and wash them as little as possible. When in need for a freshening up, turn them inside out & soak them separately for 30 minutes, in cold water with a mild detergent, gently swirl them to loosen any set-in sediment & line dry. Doing this you will ensure yourself many years of happy use.
NOTE: The word selvedge comes from the term “Self-Edge” which is the woven strip on both sides of a roll of fabric. It is a clean, heavyweight, premium quality denim that is painstakingly woven on traditional shuttle looms. Selvedge jeans are crafted with major care.
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