The 1101 is a classic straight model from Japan’s master of authentic vintage denim reproduction. This 5-pocket masterpiece is based on a 1960’s Levi’s XX model and features a classic 5-pocket top block construction with a comfortable mid rise and a straight leg. For comparison, this 1101 is a little slimmer than a 0105 and a little looser than a 1108. As a supremely comfortable jean this model is about as close as you can get to the original thing. And this particular model has some originalities which make it stand out from the others.
With a fond look back to denim making of the early 20th century, Full Count have released a jean to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The most notable addition is probably the cinch back, which nods to the 1930’s models, as well as exposed copper rivets on the back pockets. A deer skin patch has been used with a newly designed ‘heritage’ logo, and the pocket arcuate has been adjusted to a more period correct shape. The pink selvedge line has been changed to red, to signify a time before the brand used their famous Zimbabwean cotton, and the denim has been made more slubby by creating an uneven weave on every 6th yarn.
The denim is a 15.5oz weight which is constructed strictly from 100% Zimbabwean cotton, has been hand picked at a rate of only once a year. The reason for this mirrors the principles that the company was founded on; quality and authenticity. By only picking the cotton once a year, the length and shape of each strand is allowed to maintain its original authenticity, eliminating the short, broken feel which is forged by modern farming techniques. Zimbabwean cotton is known for its thread count, and when woven, produces a luxuriously soft and durable denim. Once the cotton has been collected, it is woven at Shinya Mills on the very same vintage denim looms used to make Levi’s denim.
Full Count’s solid construction is enforced by copper rivets concealed on the back pockets, the top of the rear pockets are raised and so are the belt loops. They even feature a triangular stitch as was common on the top button of vintage Levi’s models. The rear pockets hold the classic arches of the brand, whilst a goat skin leather patch adorns the waistband. This raw model of the 1101 is unsanforized, meaning that they will shrink a little in the wash, and if you are planning to rinse these jeans, you should buy a size up to ensure the perfect fit.
- Regular/straight fit
- Medium rise
- Deer skin leather patch
- Red line rope dyed selvage denim woven by Shinya Mills
- 15.5oz denim
- Woven on vintage shuttle looms
- Raised belt loops
- All cotton thread construction
- Anniversary arcuate
- Unsanforized denim
- Copper rivets throughout
- Triangular stitching to top button
- 100% Zimbabwean cotton
- Made in Osaka, Japan