a little knowledge...
27 Jan 2009
New for 2009 we at Goodhood are adding a new feature to our site.
Created especially for those of you out there who are a slave to the knowledge of garms, have questions about our gear or generally just want something to read when you're bored at work, 'A little knowledge' will give some more in depth info on some of the products we have in store.
It may be stuff you know already, or it may be something totally new to you, whatever it may be we think it is good to pass on what we know to you...its all about sharing in the land of Goodhood. Each month, or whenever we get inspired, we will showcase one of our products giving you breakdown of interesting features regarding historical reference, technical info or anything else we like that we think you might want to know.
A little knowledge 001: GH x RN Jeans
Ahhh Denim. Probably the most geeked out of all garment product categories. Probably the one most people know about, or like to know about, or even like to tell everyone they know about, so we wont bore you with historical knowledge you have heard time again. Just some info about our jeans, the technicalities and what we like about them.
1. The Fabric: 100% Cotton red cast indigo Japanese Denim. The fabric is produced in Japan, woven on shuttle looms of 30" widths, which give a selvage. As opposed to modern projectile looms which give a larger width of approx 60" and no selvage.
Fabric Weight: 15oz. An unusual weight only really seen in specialist denim products because of the dedication needed to wear it in. construction 2x1: The 2x1 denotes that the fabric is a twill structure, a variation of which is used for most denim garments. indicates the weft (the yarn running horizontally across the fabric) passes under two warp (the yarn running vertically on the fabric) fibers.
2. Selvage: The Selvage, as most know, is the natural edge to the denim fabric achieved on a shuttle loom and runs down both sides of a length of fabric. Commonly seen on the out seam of a pair of jeans, this was used initially by manufacturers to reduce the time taken to cut the pattern of a pair of jeans. The Selvage commonly has a colour running through it, developed initially by denim mills as a means of identifying a batch for a certain customer. Our selvage is double sided, we have yellow on one edge and pink on the other, the colab colours used for this season to represent Goodhood and R.Newbold.
3. Interior: Our Denim is reverse printed in all over GH text. The print is a discharge which bleaches colour from the fabric therefore the print cannot be felt when worn. You can turn up your hems for the world to see or keep it on the inside for only you to know about.
4. The Construction: Our Jeans are cut and sewn in Japan. The out seam has a traditional busted seam (opened out and pressed flat) with a selvage. All other seams are twin needle chain stitched felled seams (seams that have no raw visible edge). The Bartacks on the back pocket are inverted bartacks, a sewing technique used in vintage denim garments for durability reasons, but rarely seen in modern jeans due to their difficulty and time consumption in manufacture. Our Rivets gradiate in colour from left to right, silver to gunmetal and the button fly is in traditional shank buttons painted white. Our back pockets, a classic shape have a hidden interior zip pocket in the lining of the right hand pocket so you can hide away all your secrets.
5. The Fit: It is a regular fit tweaked and modernized slightly. Generic enough to fit most body shapes well, but different enough to look like a fresh fitting regular jean. The Top block fits regularly and the leg starts straight at the thigh to taper gradually down to the hem where it is more fitted. The fit looks good worn both baggy and slim depending on the size you choose.
Any more questions, comments, geekiness or enlightenments you want to share then please let us know...and if you just want to tell us you know more than we do then maybe just sit on it...or tell your mum...or your mate...or anyone, just not us...because this aint no competition people, just a little knowledge.