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Today in Gear: July 16, 2014

Today in Gear: An SUV for both land and sea, Acme’s rocket skates become a reality, Bellroy’s new durable wallet and more.

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Clean (smelling) jeans

retaW MOOD* Denim Fragrance Liquid

We all know that wearing jeans just once out of the washer isn’t enough, unless you’re one of those unfortunate souls looking to revive the acid-washed glory days of the 80s. Two times maybe. Three times…well, that’s when they just start to stretch in all the right places, sag nicely, and feel great. Things only…

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Good Jeans

3×1 Bespoke Denim

It’s only fitting that the founder of Paper Denim & Cloth, Scott Morrison, is the mind behind 3×1. The jeans demigod created the SoHo-based store/workshop/gallery as a shrine to all things denim that includes over 130 bolts of selvage to choose from, and a glass-enclosed “atelier” where each hand-stitched individually numbered pair is made for…

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Well Crafted Commuting

Levi’s Commuter: Spring 2012

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST The classic style of Levi’s products is undeniable. We’re even wearing a pair of 501′s as we type this. Since patenting the first jean for the Gold Rush miners over a hundred years ago, Levi’s denim has continued its reign as an American style icon with unmatched craftsmanship. Originally made for…

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Revive a town, and your wardrobe

Hiut Denim

The town of Cardigan used to be the largest producer of denim in England, making over 35,000 pairs of jeans a week. Then the textile industry changed, and the factory was shut down. David Hieatt was raised in Cardigan, and founded Hiut denim out of a love for the material and a desire to bring…

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Style Pick: Tellason John Graham Mellor Denim

Made in San Francisco. 100% cotton blue line selvedge White Oak Cone denim. Slim fit, mid rise five pocket jeans with antiqued button fly and hardware, double-thick back pocket lining for durability. Leather label made by Tanner Goods from Portland, OR. $198 | tellason.com

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Definitely Not a Canadian Tuxedo

Perfecto Brand by Schott N.Y.C. Deck Hand Coat

Fresh off the newly launched Perfecto collection designed by Greg Chapman, the Deck Hand Toggle Coat ($450) wipes all of the jean jacket’s previous fashion transgressions clean in our book. The coat is made in Schott’s Jersey factory and features a selvedge denim exterior with chambray lining and contrasting stitching. Thanks to a slim cut…

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Denim strike

Left Field Nisshinbo Mills Slim-Straight Jeans

Since 1999 (well before any “heritage” movement) Left Field has been domestically churning out tough-as-nails workwear. After wearing some of their goods in the past year, we can attest to the rough and tumble quality of their goods. Their newly released Nisshinbo Mills Slim-Straight Jeans ($210) build upon the impressive product line. Hand made in…

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Because Details Make The Man

MS & Co. Selvedge Denim Sleeve Collection

Image, courtesy of our friend, photographer and fashion blogger William Yan. Be sure to check out his site: williamyan.com. If we’ve learned anything from our investigations of the world of men’s style — it’s that the details leave the most lasting impressions. That doesn’t mean simply going against the grain is a golden ticket to…

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Bags Made the Right Way

LAYERxlayer Wayfarer Pack

The Wayfarer Pack ($189) is bag for those who value materials and production sourcing above all else. Made in the U.S.A from 100% US sourced denim, details like denim rivets and a grommet & rope cinch top indicate it’s built for the long haul while still fitting perfectly with today’s heritage menswear looks. Size-wise, the…

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"The Chicks Will Love You" (end quote)

Glory Utility 55 Selvage

There’s a lot to love about raw selvage denim and provides a lot of benefits (in our opinion) over other denim, higher construction quality, longer life span, better looking, and most importantly you make them your own. There’s no artificial wear that someone in a factory belt sanded on for you, no stains without memories….

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Yes, A Jean Jacket that We Endorse

ELC Cody Denim Jacket

Made from North Carolina 13 oz raw denim and lined with Portuguese flannel, and sporting a slim motorcycle-inspired cut, the ELC Cody Denim Jacket is a jean jacket that we can get behind. Unlike some of the atrocities you probably wore in elementary school, the Cody is a jacket that will get better as time…

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Like Frankie Said, I Did It My Way

indiDenim | indiTailored

Find the exclusive Gear Patrol Reader discount code at the end of this post. How many times have you picked up a pair of jeans and thought about how much we like them save for the pockets? Or perhaps you’ve tried on a pair that would be must have if only they came in button-fly?…

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Don't Judge A Jean By Its Selvage

Ironheart IH-634s Selvage Jeans

“These are the toughest, strongest, most stubborn jeans in the world, no argument.” That description on Ironheart’s website intrigued us, to say the least. Bold statements beg to be tested, and test this claim we have. The Ironheart IH-634s jeans are defined by the 21 ounce selvage denim from which they’re constructed. For those of…

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A Well Priced Alternative

Rivet De Cru Jeans

When I’m not suited up for my 8 to 5 gig, my outfit of choice has to be a favorite pair of broken-in jeans and a comfortable t-shirt. Add in the right pair of shoes, I’m set with a comfortable, yet trendy look and ready to go just about anywhere. Gear Patrol was recently introduced…

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When Have Your Jeans Earned You Cash?

Onvis Selvage Blue Virgin Jeans

On a recent quest for new jeans, I came across a very unique Italian jean company called Onvis (not Orvis). The product line at Onvis is refreshingly simple, two pairs of men’s jeans. That’s it.  Both are standard 5 pocket straight leg (Think Levis 501) and made of high-end, raw, indigo-dyed, selvage denim. *Those of…