Adding a pair of jeans to the site is a big deal - we’re fussy, but these Relaxed Fit Jeans from Cadence have won us over. They’re the result of a project that started as a pair of regular jeans, customised by founder and designer Dustin Klein when working as a messenger. He reinforced the seat of his existing jeans to prevent the 'blow-outs' that happened too frequently for a working bike courier. That original pair, although a crude version of the polished versions you see before you, started Cadence's denim project.
Now updated to use the finest manufacturing and materials available (not to criticise the original customized pair of course), the Relaxed Fit Jeans are made using raw denim, an unwashed 12 oz. material with 2% Lycra. Raw denim jeans will shape, soften, color and fit over time as opposed to having that whole process done artificially in the factory. This more gradual process creates a comfortable, durable and as close to custom fitting jeans as is out there.
The differences to washed, treated or 'normal' denim are worth noting. Raw denim can be hard, and honestly a little uncomfortable for the first few days. But after a few weeks, better a few months, raw denim becomes like any other denim. Raw denim can also be guilty of a little color running; we recommend not jumping aboard a white saddle, sitting on a cream sofa or tucking in a white shirt immediately after unboxing them. Give them a few wears with like colors and they’ll soon settle in.