Julian Red has just released the first edition of their seasonally limited model D2.
The D2 will be released in different finishes, materials and colours each season, and of course in limited numbers.
The cut is a hybrid between the California and the late Detroit - a high-ish rise, fuller legs than the California and a straight leg below the knee.
The Julian Red-signature top block is, of course, still there and that together with the silhouette in general makes this model resemble the 1947 501. But of course, the D2 feels more modern and it certainly isn't a reproduction of the '47.
It is however as versatile, the D2 can be worn high, low, loose or tight and by almost anyone.
The debuting D2 models are Sorrow(black) and Otium(offwhite).
Both models are made from rock hard 13.5oz selvedge denim from small town in Japan with a long history of denim-making. Which, you'll find out if you buy a pair.
These jeans are great for those who appreciate high-quality denim and construction but don't like traditional cuts. I hope and believe that we will some day see an indigo-dyed D2, too.
A peculiar detail; the chainstitch is 'inside out'.
All rivets and buttons are left blank.
David wearing the D2.
A few pics of what else Julian Red has to offer. The jeans with unwashed denim:
Cali-X Origin Blue. This denim is actually resined. It's my favourite because of its color and structure though.
Hoboken No Wash. Lady high in the same denim to the right. The best (modern style) women's jeans.
California No Wash in a new denim.
The Jacoby II in a very nice grey Japanese denim.