Left to right: Nashville, ED-47, ED-55, ED-71, ED-80
When it comes to denim, we here at Peggs & son think that Edwin make some of the best out there. Coming straight from Japan, Edwin take the art of crafting denim to the next level. It all started back in Tokyo in 1947 when a gentleman named Mr. Tsunemi started to import jeans from the United States as Japanese denim didn’t really exist. By 1961, demand got so great he started manufacturing denim on old American looms and released the first pair Edwin jeans.
Throughout history, Edwin have been at the forefront of denim technology. They have produced the world’s heaviest ringspun denim jean (16oz) and invented the technique known as stone washing to create jeans that have that worn in look. This started a trend in the industry which even the likes of Levi’s and Lee followed.
At Peggs & son, we sell a multitude of Edwin jeans, from washed to raw, red selvedge to rainbow selvedge. Each cut is denoted by a code and to someone who is unfamiliar with the labelling system, things can get very confusing. With this in mind we have decided to create a guide to help you find which Edwin jean is best for you.
A classic fitting jean from Edwin. These are a simple style featuring a mid rise and a straight leg. These are similar in a way to the ED-47 but have more room in the thigh to accommodate men with wider legs. A very versatile jean that reminds us of classic Levi’s shapes from the 50s and 60s.
The ED-47 could probably be most comparable to the classic Levi’s 501. The rise is fairly low and the leg is completely straight. That is not to say that they are baggy at all, they fit like a regular pair of jeans. These are a traditional cut that has been popular since the dawn of denim. Simple and understated, they work amazingly well with boots, shoes and trainers making them a perfect all round pair of jeans.
The ED-55 is perhaps the most popular cut from Edwin. They have a relaxed but tapered fit. Around the rise (the measurement from the waistband to the crotch seam) and thigh, the jeans are reasonably loose fitting. However there is a taper from the knee to the hem which means that the jeans sit nicely on the ankle for a clean and modern look. Men with larger thighs who still want that skinny fit often find this the perfect cut.
The ED-71 is Edwin’s classic skinny jean and a very popular model. If you like a nice slim fit then these are the ones for you. They are close on the thighs and have a taper down to the hem from the ankle. If you have the right body shape then these are a seriously good looking bit of denim. However, some people don’t like that tight fit and prefer the comfort of something a little more relaxing and casual.
ED-80 is Edwin’s skinniest fitting jean and is perfect for those who love a thigh hugging fit. Some people really don’t like anything that is baggy and this is the ideal piece of denim for them. These look great with big shoes or even a nice pair of trainers. Pair with a plain white tee for a timeless and simple look.
Sometimes finding the perfect pair of jeans can be a laborious task with hours being spent in and out of the dressing room. Edwin have a huge selection to cater for even the fussiest of jeans wearers. As a general rule, the lower the number, the looser the fit. If you have any questions about fits and cuts, please don’t hesitate to contact us further.