The 1109 from Full Count boasts a comfortable mid-rise in the waist which is a little lower than the much loved 1110 model. The 1109 is slim through the thigh and down to the knee and then falls straight down to the ankle. This model is very flattering, lengthening the leg whilst slimming the thigh and seat. This slim/straight is a classic button-fly model and boasts four durable branded buttons to secure the fly. The brand has an enviable reputation for producing some of the best vintage inspired denim on the market, and this 1109 doesn’t disappoint. But there is something a little more specia about this particular 1109: it has a beautiful, dark broken twill. This jeans also boasts a beautiful deep indigo colour which is achieved by a unique manufacturing procedure. The warp yarn of the denim, the indigo component, is twinned with a raw silk thread at a count of 7 and 10 respectively. This is paired with a weft which has a count of 16, and the results are stunning.
The denim is a 13.7oz weight which is constructed strictly from 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. A pink selvedge line adds the brand’s stamp of authenticity.
This raw model of the 1109 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. Full Count’s solid construction is enforced by copper rivets concealed on the back pockets, and 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.
- Slim/straight fit
- Medium rise
- Goat skin leather patch
- Pink line rope dyed selvage denim woven by Shinya Mills
- 'Indigo Covert' mode
- Special broken twill
- 13.7oz denim
- Woven on vintage shuttle looms
- Raised belt loops
- All cotton thread construction
- Classic Full Count arcs
- Copper rivets throughout including hidden back pocket rivets
- Triangular stitching to top button
- 100% Zimbabwean cotton
- Made in Osaka, Japan