So how do you find the good brands that are worth the money? You scour the internet and read comments and criticism. High quality denim makers do still exist, but they aren’t cheap and they aren’t easy to find. But perhaps I can save you some trouble… Recently, the fine folks over at Stevenson Overall Co. sent me a pair of their jeans to review on the blog here, and within minutes of opening the package, I could tell they were indeed one of those rare few who take pride in what they make. They sent me a pair of their Calistoga jeans for men.
The quality of the cotton twill fabric is apparent the moment I touched the jeans. They aren’t the most comfortable or soft, at first, but with good denim you have to wear them in for awhile before they start to feel and fit better. The fabric is thick and starched at first, but with a few good wears and washes, they will become your favorite pair, especially for the outdoors, working man type. Because while they may not be stained or ripped for some unknown fashion sense, they are made to outlast us. Even their tags sum up the very thing I’ve been discussing: ‘The Last Great Denim MFG. Co’ and ‘Made with Pride and Worn for Life.’
All in all, I found that the Calistoga jean by Stevenson Overall Co. lives up to their slogan. They gave me hope that some people out there still appreciate good quality, and are actively working against the agenda to trash and use up this precious planet we all depend on. When I camp, and it’s jeans weather, I will be wearing my Stevenson Overall jeans, because they are real denim, made of high quality fabric, and are built to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at me.
If you would like to find out more about Stevenson Overall Co., click here.
Article written & Photo by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen