New For You: Nudie Jeans Khakis for 2011

by Jaime on July 6, 2011

I’m kind of excited about these!

All things being equal, khakis and jeans are two branches of the same tree. Back in the day when sailors began sewing their own “jeans” from sailcloth, khaki was the dominating shade. Over the years, these pants developed into what we know today as jeans.

Nudie Jeans Khakis originate from a small archipelago island on the west coast of Sweden. Some 200 years ago, this island was a lively place where weather-beaten fishermen sailed out in their black cutters for long periods on the North Atlantic.

The extensive availability of herring during the 1700s–1800s helped this part of the country flourish. Exports increased, and comparisons were made with the gold rush in North America. The term “Swedish Klondike” was coined.
Sailmakers and textile producers began establishing in the area to provide the fishermen with the equipment and clothes they needed.

Their work provided the basis and inspiration for Nudie Jeans Khakis. NUDIE JEANS KHAKIS are available in four different fits, all based on our denim silhouettes. In selected stores from August 2011.

Will you partake in these pretty pairs? We actually just scoped out and scored a pair of Easton Khakis that Hayley will be reviewing for you soon (and I’d assume they’re probably a 1/3rd of the price, too) – but we love the Nudies style, too.

 

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