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I've been wearing my Dawson jeans for about a month and a half now, close to a month of real wear time.  I like these a lot.  I wrote a post about these jeans.  And I finally took some progress pics today, so I figured it was time to make an official thread for them.

 

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No washes or soaks.  Because these are sanforized I'll probably go a long time before I soak or wash them - at least until the end of next summer.  But the denim is very nice and I think it's going to look good with age.  The creases have already set in quite nicely.

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That's a very good write-up Cold Summer, nice to see some of the lesser-known brands being championed on here, particularly by someone who knows his stuff. It's also nice (for me, anyway) to see an English company. Those jeans look very impressive - the denim, details and construction all look top notch but unfortunately that cut wouldn't work for my thighs! I agree with your points around the whole sanforized/unsanforized debate too, my Ande Whall SR7s have probably become my favourites in a sea of high-end Japanese denim.

I'll throw in a few more links for those who are interested:

Dawson Denim at Rivet and Hide: http://rivetandhide.com/index.php/brands/dawson-denim.html

Denimhunters articles: http://www.denimhunters.com/?s=Dawson

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This is the absolute best-fitting cut I've found - it's a combination of the high rise and slim thigh/gradual taper that makes it feel tailor-made for my body type.  I think people who like the APC New Standard and 3Sixteen SL fits would feel right at home in these.  And of course the fact that it's entirely made by only two people and the patterns are all individually hand-cut adds to the cool factor.

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These guys get totally overlooked.  Everyone I've had through the shop that's handled their unsanforized hemp/cotton has loved it.

 

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I tried these on at R&H last year (the standard sanforised denim), and they really are super jeans. They're on my radar for next big jeans purchase, but that's a way down the line.

Really interested to know how yours are looking now cold summer

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Any more love for DD here? Been thinking about picking up a pair of the wide legs.

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^I'd also like to see more on DD. Some nice photos of the wide legs on Instagram.

Any chance of any updates on your pair Cold summer?

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I haven't worn mine in a while because I stopped wearing engineer boots (my low profile foot flops all over the place inside even a correctly-sized boot) and over time I've gone back to preferring a medium rise/slightly looser waist on my jeans. I pretty much got these jeans as a narrow fit I could wear with such boots, but with sneakers or other boots I feel the hem is too wide (on my leg, anyway.) But they're very nice, I'd highly recommend them to anyone looking for something outside of the typical brands discussed here, they have a really nice vibe and their offerings have only gotten better since I got mine.

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If you ever want engineer boots again, you should check out clinch. Those things have a real flat toe/foot area!

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I caved and ordered a pair of the wide legs. Definitely something different compared to what I'd usually buy but I'm pretty excited and of course, I'll post my thoughts here when they arrive (some time within the next four weeks). I've also had my eye on that sweet wabash sack jacket for a while...

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Someone here who got the Dawson deck pants? 

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I don't own a pair but I took a good look at them when I attended their workshop open day last year and I'd probably have bought some if I didn't already have the TCB equivalent. The legs are each constructed using one piece of fabric (no outerseams) and the fabric is very nice.

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Thanks! I've actually ordered a pair today! Looking forward to get them in a couple of weeks! 

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Nice - Dawson stuff is top notch and they'll be perfect in the warmer weather. I'd be keen to see fit pics when they arrive.

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I got my Deck Pants a couple of days ago! Really nice craftsmanship and fabric. I could have sized down one size but I don't think it would have changed the fit that much. They are a lot wider than I'm used to but it will be nice now when the summer comes! 

Will try to get some better fit pics in a couple of days! 

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just ordered their standard fit - let's see how it goes...

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I was looking at the standard fit yesterday when I visited Le Shop Sage in Malmö. They are really beautiful! Looking forward to see some pictures when you get them! 

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#dawsondenim #novesta

I really like the deck pants! Perfect for the summer.

I think I uploaded this pic before but I needed to find a new image host so I uploaded it again. 

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finally managed to pick up the package from Dawson Denim while home over the weekend...

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it's their straight cut in standard denim (14.25 oz,, red selvedge). let's see if I get to do a fit and soaking session over the weekend.

also ordered the new tee:

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Finally got around to take closer look at my Dawson Denim jeans...

A real straight cut!

 

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The raw denim is woven pretty tightly and dark...

 

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This is the cleanest, neatest workmanship I have seen of all brands in my collection:

 

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Some detail shots of the "paperwork"...

 

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...and, finally, fit pics before soaking:

 

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Already, the fit is spot on - I hope it won't shrink too much. Only lukewarm soaking and little agitation this time.

Will keep you posted...

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8 hours ago, Foxy2 said:

Some detail shots of the "paperwork"...

 

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...and, finally, fit pics before soaking:

 

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Already, the fit is spot on - I hope it won't shrink too much. Only lukewarm soaking and little agitation this time.

Will keep you posted...

They won't shrink by much dude as they are already sanforised- give them a soak by all means for the starch, but you might need to get them hemmed as the length will not shrink by much

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yes, I knew it was made from sanforized denim, but it wouldn't be the first time to see it still shrink a bit...

the initial soak/wash didn't result in noticable shrinakge - will probably do a more aggressive soak/wash to get rid of the starch.

let's see how much it will stretch over time. a hem job will come after some wear.

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Great info and writeup, Foxy, Dawson is a great brand that deserves more love.

I feel that my Regular jeans are a little too loose on me, but I'd definitely be interested in trying their slim tapered fit at some point. I agree with you on the craftsmanship, it's super nice.

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Many thanks for the comments!

Flying into Berlin for the weekend - might go over to DC4 to get the pair hemmed...

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got them hemmed - almost week into them by now...

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3 hours ago, Foxy2 said:

got them hemmed - almost week into them by now...

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Been looking into Dawson a lot lately. I think they will be my next pair. Which fit of theirs is this? Looks so good

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