THE BEST JEANS YOU'LL EVER OWN! PALMER TRADING CO x HARTFORD DENIM Co. Selvage jeans. Made with ALL American materials in Hartford, Conn., these come with a LIFETIME warranty of free repairs! Made for the Palmer Trading Co. Archive of New York City by the Hartford Denim Company these jeans are unbelievably high quality. They are cut from 16.5 oz selvedge denim from Cone Mills, NC, a company founded in 1891, and suppliers of some of the best denim fabric available anywhere in the world--a fact that has led to its being in extremely high demand for Japanese high-end denim products and an essential for historical reproductions of American workwear. The denim that they are cut from is wonderfully dark indigo which will fade and whisker beautifully over the decades that you'll be wearing these. These jeans are reinforced with copper rivets at all stress areas. Unlike other jeans, however, the copper rivets on these are all hand-made in Brooklyn, NY, and hand-attached. The same goes for hand-swirled pewter buttons with copper rivet heads at the fly--also all hand-attached, and hand-made in Brooklyn. The main fly button at the waist is hand-made from an American penny with a thick center copper rivet--again, attached by hand! The back patch features the Palmer Trading Co. three pines logo, and is, of course, also hand-made and leather.Naturally, all of the materials that went into making these jeans were sourced in the USA--the denim is American, the copper is American, the pewter is American, the cotton for the thread is American.... even the 1950s looms that the denim is woven on are American! These jeans were built in Hartford, Conn. by the Hartford Denim Company and come complete with a lifetime guarantee--if they ever need a repair of any sort, send them back to the factory and they'll repair them free of charge. This is an incredible offer--the repairs will be made by hand, and given the labor costs involved this would end up costing the HDC MORE than it would cost them simply to replace them free of charge with a new pair. This demonstartes this company's commitment not to its bottom line, but to true workmanship and a desire to avoid the disposable culture that infects so much of today's clothing business. These are jeans made as they should be--and as they were when denim clothing was first made for gold prospectors, farm hands, and cowboys during the C19th. They're an incredible piece of clothing--and worth every penny of the $360 that they originally retailed for. I currently have two pairs available. These jeans are used, but were worn very sparingly--and since they've been washed (properly!) you need have no worries about sizing or fit, since they have already undergone their initial shrinkage. Please note that the Hartford Denim Co. makes only c.500 pairs of jeans a year, as they have a LOT of handwork. Since they follow traditional practices the jeans have the sizes hand-written onto them in chalk by the last person who finishes them--they do not come with size tags. These marks exemplify that these jeans are not to be considered "artisan products" but heavy-duty workwear, to be treated as the tools they are--and were during the Depression. The original chalk marks have now faded from the back pockets of these jeans, but the measurements are below: PAIR 1: Waist: 17 1/4, Inseam: 34 1/4 PAIR 2: Waist: 17 1/2, Inseam: 34. Asking just $49 per pair, OR OFFER, shipped in the USA!