We are at it again. TSY reached up to Mike & Dave Stampler over at Norman Porter for the ultimate black jean, and they nailed it. If you remember our last collaboration with Norman Porter, the quality of make, materials, and attention to detail are second to none. This time there are only 10 pairs, and when they’re gone they’re gone for good. They will go live tomorrow 7/7, 11am EST on our Shop page here.
Look at this very fine Zeus’ lightning bolt stitch detail that Mike added to the side-seam pointing down from the pocket. I love that, and it’s become a signature that others have picked up on and knocked off. Norman Porter truly has an eye for the tiny details that are easy to overlook, but are truly a thing of beauty. And those rivets are solid copper that are all hand-hammered. Thanks to Lauren West for the pocket bag screen design, and the guys at Awesome Dudes Printing for the great print job. This was another Philly-strong talent collaboration.
The Selvedge Yard x Norman Porter Company Denim Collaboration
The TSY x NP Co. Jean is $275 and goes on sale Tuesday 7/7 @11am EST.
Only 10 pairs total will be sold, so don’t wait. Fist come, first served.
To order click HERE.
We only ship within the USA, no International orders.
In the pics above there are some subtle, but noticeable design details that are unique to the TSY x Norman Porter Co. collaboration jean that are a little different from Norman Porter’s standard styling and make. I wanted to modify the back pocket shape and placement to give them a look and expression more like a vintage 501. Norman Porter’s longer pocket shape and “smiling” placement that follows the back yoke angle feels like vintage Lee jeans to me, which I like, but I wanted this jean to be a little different. So first we shortened the back pocket length by 1″ to give them a more squared-off look. We also drop the outside corners of the pocket so that instead of the back pocket placement running parallel to the angle of the bottom of the back yoke, they are now more straight across more like 501s. It’s just a preference thing, and I love the way they turned out. The overall fit of the jean is also more like an old 501 straight leg. It’s not baggy, and it’s not skinny. Straight is how I’d describe it. I love the LVC 1947 501 fit, and this is a lot like it. The rise is also higher and more classic. These are not low-rise jeans, they fit like a proper jean. Check out the below Fit & Sizing Guide below for more detail:
Norman Porter recommends you hand wash inside out in cold water with minimal detergent. Air dry. Expect possible half inch to inch of length shrinkage. Some crocking (color transfer) is to be expected.
This is a limited edition run. Due to the uniqueness of the fabric and make we are unable to accept returns or exchanges. It is highly recommended that you consult the Fit & Sizing Guide prior to purchase.
15 oz 100% cotton Black selvedge denim from Nihon Menpu, Japan
Black warp, Charcoal weft
Hand hammered solid copper rivets
Pocket Bags: Black cotton twill, screen printed custom logo
Lightning bolt down pocket stitching detail
Chain stitch hem
Sizes 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
Norman Porter Contact:
normanporter.com | 267.908.4694
Recommend hand wash inside out in cold water with minimal detergent. Air dry. Expect possible half inch to inch of length shrinkage. Crocking (color transfer) with indigo denim is to be expected.