TCB is a Japanese brand inspired by fits and materials from the past and they strive to reproduce those iconic garments as closely as possible.
This pair of jeans are inspired by what John Lennon used to wear. He was often seen using Wranglers, jackets and jeans. To TCB this always was a fresh look and for these pants TCB got inspired by the model 11MW(mainly a proto type jean from the 40's), which got is name from the 11oz fabric they used. Wrangler uses a left hand twill, in comparison to Levi´s and Lee whom uses a right hand twill. Left hand produces a softer fabric with more give than the more common right hand twill. This will also give a waterfall fade with time, rather that the more common raindrop that you'll see on Levi´s. The pants are also Sanforized. Wrangler used to Sanforize their denim product, which meant anti shrinkage, anti twist and singeing (burning the fluffy hairs on the surface of fabric). However for this pair of jean, TCB found during their research that vintage Wranglers from the 40's-50's had a strong leg twist, so they decided to do a Semi-Sanforization. So these won't shrink, but they will twist.
If you're interested in reading more regarding vintage Wranglers. Please enjoy Douglas article on a vintage pair of 13MWZ.
TCB produces their garments in their own factory. TCB's combination of great knowledge when it comes to vintage garments and a collection of old vintage machines makes this pair of jeans great in every detail.
The jeans are pre-washed so they wont shrink when worn. You can expect them to expand slightly when you wear them. Due to the nature of the fabric all these jeans have a strong leg-twist, just as the original vintage jeans back in the days. TCB uses left hand denim just like Wrangler did and that makes the legs twist in the left direction.
The last pictures shows you a comparison of TCB´s version and old vintage Wrangles that have seen a lot of use. This is to better understand how the pants will develop over time.
Dan is 188 cm tall, weigh 84 kilos and wears a size W34.
Hemming is always included when you purchase a pair of jeans from us! Give us a comment during check out and we will shorten them before we send them. Keep in mind that you won't be able to return the jeans if we alter the length for you.
For hemming, we'll use a vintage Union Special chain stitch sewing machine, to match the original seam of the jeans.
- TCB Jeans Working Cat Hero - Straight fit - Button fly - Visible back & front pocket rivets - 100% cotton - Left hand twill - 11,6 oz Japanese sanforized denim fabric - Pre washed and won't shrink - Will stretch when worn - Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. The thigh measurements are taken 10 centimeters down from the crotch straight across the pant leg.