by Jamison Aweau / November 21, 2013
RPMWEST is an American based denim brand who bring an interesting concept to their consumers - exploited workers build cheap jeans with cheap materials, while artisan, selvedge denim often costs more than $200. And neither retail nor online stores offer an ideal purchasing experience; online stores have a leg up in convenience, but only if you order the right size the first time. RPMWEST decided it was time for a change, they are selling American made, meticulously constructed selvedge denim for $95.
What’s even more interesting is they have a Home Try-On Program that guarantees a perfect fit. Whether you choose their New Classic or the Slim Straight, every order includes three sizes of your choice. Keep the pair that fits and send back the two that don’t, free of charge. Every package from RPMWEST includes all of the necessary materials, including postage, so just leave the box at your front door. They will handle the rest.
Based upon their customer-friendly purchasing model, there’s no denying RPMWEST is a great option for those looking to make the foray into the raw denim world, or even for the veteran denim enthusiast looking to try something new.
Some of the highlights of these Slim Straight pair: The jeans themselves are made in the USA from premium Japanese selvedge denim. The denim comes from the Nihon Menpu mill, in a sanforized red selvedge that clocks in at standard 13 Oz.
Also in the works for RPMWEST is a heavier 16 Oz. special edition jean, limited to 100 pairs. They are offered in two fits, the “New Classic” and the “Slim Straight”. Despite costing only $95.00, the denim has seemingly no shortage of quality details, including a chain stitched hem, leather brand patch, metal tack buttons, tucked belt loops, and reinforced front and back pockets.