It is no secret that we love denim. A quintessential workwear fabric that is rugged enough for daily use and looks even better the more you wear it - what is there not to like! For a little while, we've been working with one of our favourite denim makers in Portugal, a factory we have been working with since 2011 to make three styles, a Universal Works classic: the 'Military Chino', our take on a classic archival piece, the 'Trucker Jacket', and a brand new style, the 'Duke Pant'.
Made in a vintage style from 13oz narrow loom red selvedge denim, this fabric goes through a slow process similar to American made denim from the previous century. It features a 3/1 twill weave with an indigo-dyed yarn over undyed natural yarn, creating a rigid texture that will soften with wear and use. When washed, the garment will stretch to the wearer's shape. Over time the fabric will develop a unique patina and age beautifully with every wear.