Big news from the folks at Levi’s… their most contemporary cut, the 514, is now available in Japanese selvage denim. They describe the finish as “pure rigid,” which I’m pretty sure means raw. It’s only offered in one length, so I’m guessing the denim is sanforized. The best part? They’re less than a hundred dollars.
My only beef with these is that they have a pretty low rise, which makes tucking a shirt in nearly impossible, but the cut through the thighs and legs is great. And for $98 at full price, they’re a very solid deal.