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Dapper Denim | Fabric-Brand & Co., Purveyors of Artisanal Denim

Those who appreciate the mantra of, “Do one thing and do it well,” will have an instant fondness for denim maker Fabric-Brand & Co. While the name might be simple, as is the product line, the attention to detail and craftsmanship of each piece they make is undeniable. The company doesn’t make fabric, they make jeans, and they only make jeans. But the fabric they use to make the jeans will give some insight into the brand’s name.

The fabric is sourced from the historic Japanese district of Kojima, and it is produced using both traditional and modern Japanese methods. The fabric is spun, woven, and slow-dyed by hand, giving these denim pants a distinct look and feel.

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The merger of Japanese artistry and modern style comes together in the Fabric-Brand & Co. designs, which range from understated to prominently worn and aged. For those looking for a work appropriate pair, the Zack, made with traditional Sashiko fabric, is a 5-button business-ready version. But for something a little more eccentric, the Max is fully broken in and isn’t afraid to show it.

When your jeans have this much thoughtfulness invested in them, it may be doubly hard to determine what to wear them with. While the answer is anything, go for a classic look and give the denim the spotlight by pairing them with a plain and simple, well-made white tee.

The Zack, $250, is a smooth, dark classic. Available in a 32 or 34 length, this dark denim is perfect for everyday wear. 

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The White V-Neck Slub Tee by Buck Mason, $30, is made of 100% slub cotton, which has light textured horizontal ridges in the fabric. 

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Look like you've been doing the work. The Beta, $495, has a strong blue color with brown-tinted fading through the legs and back pockets. Grubby and worn-in looking, even when they're perfectly clean. 

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The Shirttale Hem Crew, $110, is an easy fit, long-sleeve crew neck tee made of 100% cotton.

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The Hadar, $330, is specially treated with a charcoal wash. 

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The Iron, $525, has sandy-colored wear and deliberate markings throughout the front of the denim. Cuff these jeans with boots for a rugged yet stylish look. 

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Made in the US, sewn in LA, this tee is utterly soft and a bit thicker made with 4.5 oz 100% cotton fabric. Try the White Sand Venice Wash Pima by Buck Mason, $32.

The Moku, $565, is the perfect (worn in) dark denim, with grinding and fading through the leg. 

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The Brushed Jersey Henley, $125, is made with Suvin jersey, an ultra-soft Japanese brushed cotton, with a velvety feel. 

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The Doran, $450, made with traditional Sashiko fabric, has a deep indigo hue with subtle wear.  

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You can't go wrong with a classic v-neck tee. Try the Clear Jersey V-Neck, $90.

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The Rafa is a pure play consistent true blue indigo denim. Made with traditional Sashiko fabric, these jeans are meant to endure. 

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