The Hunt: Summer Denim

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Rounding up the best lightweight selvedge jeans for spring, summer and beyond.


$100 – $150

Gustin #37 Super Light Jeans

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Stats:

  • 9 0z., 100% cotton selvedge denim from Japan
  • Fabric notes: sanforized, yellow line selvedge denim, lighter in color than standard raw indigo, and slightly metallic in appearance
  • Made in San Francisco
  • Available in straight and slim fit

Best Price: $103.00 at Gustin



Buck Mason Jeans

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Stats:

  • 12 0z., 100% cotton selvedge denim from Cone Mills, USA
  • Fabric notes: inky blue, red line selvedge denim, woven on vintage shuttle machines at the century-old Cone Mills White Oak Plant in North Carolina
  • Made in Los Angeles
  • Available in straight and slim fit

Best Price: $135.00 at Buck Mason



Epaulet EPLA Lightweight Wilshire Jeans

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Stats:

  • 12 0z., 100% cotton selvedge denim from Kuroki Mills, Japan
  • Fabric notes: jeans are pre-rinsed to remove shrinkage; red line selvedge denim is loomed in Japan and has an indigo warp and light grey weft for high contrast fades
  • Made in Los Angeles

Best Price: $150.00 at Epaulet



$150 – $200

Taylor Stitch Summer Weight Canvas Jeans

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Stats:

  • 10 0z., 100% cotton selvedge canvas from Italy
  • Fabric notes: pants are pre-washed for softness; red line, selvedge canvas is custom milled in Italy exclusively for Taylor Stitch
  • Made in Los Angeles
  • Available in straight and slim fit

Best Price: $158.00 at Taylor Stitch



Japan Blue JB0404 Slim Tapered Jeans

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Stats:

  • 12.5 0z., 100% cotton selvedge denim from Collect Mills, Japan
  • Fabric notes: loomed in Japan on vintage shuttle machines, and exclusive to Japan Blue, sanforized, red line selvedge denim is made from a mix of 88% long staple African cotton and 12% natural brown cotton, and has an extremely soft hand, even in its raw state
  • Made in Japan

Best Price: $175.00 at Okayama Denim



$200 AND UP

3sixteen 101X Lightweight Selvedge Jeans

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Stats:

  • 12 0z., 100% cotton selvedge denim from Kuroki Mills, Japan
  • Fabric notes: jeans are made from sanforized, red line selvedge denim that’s custom loomed in Japan exclusively for 3sixteen, and put through a detergent-free rinse and light tumble dry, for a soft, broken-in feel
  • Made in San Francisco
  • Available in straight and slim fit

Best Price: $220.00 at 3sixteen



Rogue Territory Tinted Weft Jeans

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Stats:

  • 12.5 0z., 100% cotton selvedge denim from Cone Mills, USA
  • Fabric notes: loomed on vintage shuttle machines at the Cone Mills White Oak Plant, sanforized, white line selvedge denim has an olive tinted weft, which will give the jeans a unique hue as they fade
  • Made in Los Angeles
  • Available in straight and slim fit

Best Price: $220.00 at Rogue Territory



Sungarcane SC2013 Summertime Jeans

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Stats:

  • 11 0z., 100% cotton selvedge denim from Japan
  • Fabric notes: jeans are unsanforized, and washed to remove shrinkage; blue line selvedge denim developed exclusively for Sugar Cane and made from a mix of American and Zimbabwean cotton
  • Made in Japan

Best Price: $249.00 at Self Edge


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  • Luke

    Can vouch for the quality/fit of the Buck Mason slim fit. Really high quality pair of jeans.

    • http://www.well-spent.com/ Well Spent

      Buck Mason slims are my current go-to as well. Fit is perfect.

      • Michael

        How do you size on buck mason? They never provided a measurement chart of inseam, waist, rise, leg opening, etc. like the other brands do.

        • http://www.well-spent.com/ Well Spent

          Hey Michael,

          There’s a size chart link on the product page, located right above the section where you choose which size you want to order.

          The pants run very true to size – a 31 actually measures 31″ in the waist. That said, the lightweight Cone stretches A LOT, so I’d recommend sizing down at least one.

  • Scott

    Never heard of Buck Mason – really digging the simple styles & USA made!

  • CelliniEVO

    Color of the Taylor Stitch looks really awkward….I’ve got a pair of Rogue Territory RK’s in the grey caste from a few years ago I still wear in the summer, but would love something a bit crunchier that would fade more. Thinking these 3six’s are probably my best bet….love my sl-120x and sl-100x’s!