We decided we should highlight these Grey Caste Stanton's from Rogue Territory for you, as they are highly underrated in our opinion. Connor just started wearing this denim about a day before we shot these first few images. Over the next couple of months, we will continue to post images of this denim as it wear in.
The Grey Caste is another version of the Stanton cut and fit, but this time in a Split cut selvedge. Karl explains, "The selvedge is present on the front panel and the back panel shows an overlock stitch. This was done because the denim used for these pants is 47″ wide instead of 30″ wide which is a standard width for selvage goods with weight and construction used for jeans. By doing a ‘split cut’ (this is my term for it) you limit the amount of waste per jean." This denim is a great option for those of you that love your Stanton's and in the warmer months.
As someone stuck with being on the taller side of things, it can be a bit of a problem at times to find a jean with an inseam that really fits. I tend to have to turn to European brands such as the recent Tenue de Nimes collaborative efforts for lengthy enough inseams. It was a revelation to recently learn that Rogue Territory, the Los Angeles based denim company has been creating denim that will actually fit guys like me for a little while now. I have been lucky enough to get my hands on a pair of the Rogue Territory Stantons, a great slim-straight fit, in a 10oz Grey Caste denim from Kaihara Mills in Japan. It's too bad I didn't find them a little closer to the beginning of summer, as the 10oz denim is nice and light while maintaining the raw denim feel. Despite the fact that I love the process involved with taking a tough denim and wearing it until it feels like a second skin, it was nice to be able to feel comfortable with these jeans from the word go.
• 10OZ Grey Caste Selvedge Denim from Kaihara Mills
• Selvedge on Fly
• Selvedge on Coin Pocket
• 100% pure Indigo Dye
• Branded Button on Waistband
• Hidden Pen Pocket in Right Back Pocket
• Hand Silk-Screened Pocket Bag
• Single Needle Continuous Stitch on Waistband
• Belt Loops Sewn into the Waistband
• Hand Branded Leather Patch
• 36" Inseam
• Slim Straight Leg
• Handmade in downtown Los Angeles
Connor is 6'5" and wears a size 31 in the Grey Caste Stanton's.
• Article by Darian Hocking & Connor Keller
• Photography by Darian Hocking
Grey Caste Stanton's