The Double RL Low Straight jeans are best described as an updated classic fit with a medium rise pitched waist and slightly leaner straight leg. I remember trying on these mean RRL Low Straight babies for the first time in September 2012. They are rough, uncomfortable, hairy and most of all thick like hell. It feels like a mix of wool and wood when you first try on these monsters and it takes some serious effort before they get to anything close to being comfortable.
You must know I own more than a few pairs of jeans. But when I tried these on it was the first time since we founded Tenue de Nîmes in 2008, that I felt almost no need to wear anything except this Double RL monster. The fabric is a tribute to a 1940s quality with a loose weave that allows for 'grin-through' wherein light weft yarns show through the face of the cloth. Additionally, the singe (burring the hairs of the fabric to provide a clean touch) has been reduced which creates this remarkable ‘hairy’ feel. These Double RL rigids were the last jeans I bought from the store and are basically the only thing I wore, except for some of my vintage Levi’s 501’s. As you can see on the pictures the jeans aged perfectly. What I like best about Double RL jeans are the ‘bulls’ embroidery on the back pockets which faded away a little. The jeans truly became like a second skin and after 17 months, a bath-tub and a sea soak they are still super solid. In my opinion there is nothing more annoying than a rigid denim losing its shape and strength after a couple of months of wear. Well although these killer jeans have faded nicely already they feel like they will last another decade!