The small Swedish brand Fienden, known for their tees with "unusual" prints, released their first pair of jeans yesterday and of course I went to check them out.
They're made from ~13.5 oz black selvedge denim, in a cut that resembles Julian Red's Detroit, except the rise is lower, or Samurai's S5000, except these taper from the knee down.
They actually look a lot like my S5000BKs - the silhouette, the fitted seat and the tone of the cow leather patch. Ironically, this is also something that could keep me from buying them, as I can't afford/justify buying a pair of jeans that looks so much like the ones I already have.
The only thing I didn't like about these jeans was the wide hem, but you could always have it redone to a smaller width. You shouldn't let this small detail turn you away from them though, as these are some of the nicest black jeans available in Sweden, and definitely the coolest.
I'm not yet sure which stores will carry these jeans, but the usual stockists in Stockholm are Weekday, Boutiqe Sportif and Tjallamalla. International orders, www.fienden.se
Calle, Max and Christian of Fienden.
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