Just Launched! The Tapered Selvage Chino

July 14, 2015

We have just released a very limited run of our brand new Tapered Chino in authentic 8.8oz Cramerton selvage army cloth for Pre Order starting today July 14!

What exactly is Cramerton Army Cloth?

Cramerton’s famous 8.8oz “Army khaki” was first manufactured in 1929.  Major Stuart W. Cramer, Jr. an officer in the US Army strongly influenced the decision to develop an improved fabric for military uniforms.  Developed out of necessity after the failure of the “doughboy” uniforms used by the military in World War I, Cramerton Army Cloth became the standard basic uniform cloth throughout the armed forces. This fabric saw service through World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

At the beginning of World War II, Cramer voluntarily released the technical know-how to allow other producers to duplicate his fabric as “Cramerton Army Cloth”. It is still being produced in South Carolina by the original mill.

The pricing on these is exceptional and we have never seen this cloth available at the price we just released it at - so head on over to the Pre Order page and find out what we have been working on for the past couple months!

Stay Raw,

Mik





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HOW TO MEASURE YOUR JEANS/SIZING CHART

How to correctly measure your jeans

Waist Measure:

Lay the jeans on a flat surface. Flatten the waistband by pressing out any wrinkles or kinks with your hands. Pull the front waistband up parallel with the back waistband and measure across the top from edge to edge. This edge to edge measurement will give you a half measure which is what we have listed below in our sizing chart. A full measure can be obtained by doubling the flat measurement number for e.g. 16.75 inches x 2 = 33.5 inches.

Measuring your selvedge denim jeans

Low Hip:

This is an important point of measure for low hips and seat. Flatten down the hips so no wrinkle or kinks remain.

Next, measure 6 inches down from the bottom of the waistband at the side seam. Mark with your finger or light colored pencil.

Measure at a slight downward angle just below the J stitch and then across the opposite side going up at the same slight angle. A picture is worth a thousand words so here it is.

Thigh:

Most folks get this wrong, thats ok this is how you get the correct measure. Measure one inch down from the midpoint between the double needle stitch of the front rise. Mark with your finger or light colored pencil.

Measure across at a slightly upward angle following the natural pitch of the thigh panel.

INSEAM:

Measure from the same midpoint of the double needle at the top where the thigh and crotch meet. Walk the tape measure down the contour of the inseam along the stitch to the edge of the hem. 

BRAVE STAR SIZING CHART:

The comparison to LEVI'S fit styles is merely a reference point for those unfamiliar with how our jeans fit since there is no industry sizing standard. Most people have at some point in their lives owned a pair of LEVI'S and is the greatest common fit denominator when trying to gauge jean sizing. Our pattern blocks are unique to Brave Star and have been developed and fine tuned over the years with our head pattern maker and could feel completely different on your body in comparison to a pair of LEVI'S due to fabric weight & composition. One other factor to keep in mind is that the single pair of LEVI'S that we purchased here in Los Angeles to measure and feature on our size chart is not necessarily indicative of how that same style of LEVI'S fits on you when you purchased it since we have found quite a large variance in their sizing depending on where the jean was manufactured, the weight of the fabric and the wash applied to the jean.                                        

Please allow for a +/- 1/4" tolerance (flat measure) in the waistband vs listed spec.

All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.

PLEASE NOTE: WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU MEASURE YOUR ACTUAL WAIST (MEASURED APPROXIMATELY 4 INCHES BELOW YOUR NAVEL) AND PURCHASE A WAISTBAND MEASUREMENT 1" LESS THAN YOUR ACTUAL WAIST.

FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE FIT PICS ON THE WEBSITE THE FIT MODELS ACTUAL WAIST MEASURES 34.5 INCHES AND WEARS A SIZE 31 (33.5 INCHES) IN BRAVE STAR.

SIZE 28 29 30      

BRAVE

STAR

31

LEVI'S

519

31

32 33 34 35 36
WAIST 14 3/4 - 15 1/4  15 1/4 - 15 3/4 15 3/4 - 16 1/4  16 1/4 - 16 3/4 16 16 3/4 - 17 1/4  17 1/4 - 17 3/4 17 3/4 - 18 1/4 18 1/4 - 18 3/4  18 3/4 - 19 1/4
F.RISE 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4 10  11.5

 

10 1/4   

10 1/2 10 3/4 11  11 1/4
B.RISE 13 3/4 14 14 1/4 14 1/2 15 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4
THIGH 10 1/4 10 5/8 11  11 3/8 11 1/4 11 5/8 11 3/4 12 1/8 12 1/2 12 3/4
KNEE 6 1/2 6 3/4  7 5/8 7 1/2 7 3/4  8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4

OPENING

5 7/8  6 1/8 6 3/8 6 1/2 6 5/8 6 3/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4

INSEAM

34 34 34 34 32 34 34 34 34 34

  

All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.

PLEASE NOTE: WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU MEASURE YOUR ACTUAL WAIST (MEASURED APPROXIMATELY 4 INCHES BELOW YOUR NAVEL) AND PURCHASE A WAISTBAND MEASUREMENT 1" LESS THAN YOUR ACTUAL WAIST.

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31

LEVI'S

512

31

32 33 34 35 36 38
WAIST 15 151/2 16 161/2 161/2

 

17      

171/2 18 181/2 19 201/4
F.RISE 10 101/4 101/2 10 3/4 12 11 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 121/2
B. RISE 13 1/4 13 3/4 14 14 1/4 143/4 141/2 143/4 15 151/4 151/2 16
THIGH 105/8 11 113/8 11 1/4 12 11 5/8 12  12 3/8 12 1/4 12 5/8 13 1/4
KNEE 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 85/8 8 3/4 9 5/8
OPENING 6 1/4 6 1/2 6 1/2 7 6 3/4  7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4  8 1/4
INSEAM 35 35 35 35 32 35 35 35 35 35 35

 

All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.   

PLEASE NOTE: WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU MEASURE YOUR ACTUAL WAIST (MEASURED APPROXIMATELY 4 INCHES BELOW YOUR NAVEL) AND PURCHASE A WAISTBAND MEASUREMENT 1" LESS THAN YOUR ACTUAL WAIST.

FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE FIT PICS ON THE WEBSITE THE FIT MODELS ACTUAL WAIST MEASURES 34.5 INCHES AND WEARS A SIZE 31 (33.5 INCHES) IN BRAVE STAR.

                         

SIZE 28 29 30

BRAVE

STAR

31

LEVI'S

511

31

32 33 34 35 36 38 40
WAIST 15 - 15 1/2 15 1/2 - 16 16 - 16 1/2  16 1/2 - 17 16 1/2 - 17 17 - 17 1/2 17 1/2 - 18 18 - 18 1/2 18 1/2 - 19 19 - 19 1/2 20 - 20 1/2 21- 21 1/2
F.RISE 9 3/4

 

10 10 1/4 101/2 10 1/4 10 3/4 11 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 1/4 12 3/4
B.RISE 13 1/4 13 1/2 13 3/4 14 13 5/8 141/4 14 1/2 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4 
THIGH 10 5/8 103/4  11 3/8 11 3/4 11 5/8 121/8 125/8 123/4 131/8 131/2 14 1/4 143/4
KNEE 7 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 3/4 101/4
OPENING 6 1/2 6 3/4 7 7 1/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 1/2 9 9 1/4
INSEAM 34 34 34 35 32 35 35 36 36 36 36 36

 

The Regular Taper Cone Mills Heavy Weight Selvedge Denim 

All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around.     

PLEASE NOTE: WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU MEASURE YOUR ACTUAL WAIST (MEASURED APPROXIMATELY 4 INCHES BELOW YOUR NAVEL) AND PURCHASE A WAISTBAND MEASUREMENT 1" LESS THAN YOUR ACTUAL WAIST.

FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE FIT PICS ON THE WEBSITE THE FIT MODELS ACTUAL WAIST MEASURES 34.5 INCHES AND WEARS A SIZE 31 (33.5 INCHES) IN BRAVE STAR.

                       

SIZE 28 29

30

31 32 33 34 35 36 38 40
WAIST 15 - 15 1/2 151/2 - 16 16 - 16 1/2  16 1/2 - 17 17 - 17 1/2 17 1/2 - 18 18 - 18 1/2 181/2 - 19 19 - 19 1/2 20 - 20 1/2 21 - 21 1/2
F.RISE

 

9 3/4 

 

10 10 1/4 101/2 10 3/4 11 11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12 1/4 12 3/4
B.RISE 13 1/4

 

13 1/2

13 3/4 14 141/4 14 1/2 14 3/4 15 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4 
Low Hip 18 18 1/4 18 5/8 19 19 5/8 20 20 5/8 21 21 5/8 22 1/2 23
THIGH 10 3/4 11  11 1/4 11 3/4 121/8 12 1/2 123/4 131/8 131/2 14 1/4 143/4
KNEE 6 3/4 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4  8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 1/4 9 3/4
OPENING 6 6 1/4 6 1/2 6 3/4  7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 1/4 
INSEAM 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36

 

All measurements are flat measurements. For full measure double the number listed, for eg size 32 waist = 17.25 inches flat x 2 = 34.5 all the way around. 

PLEASE NOTE: WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU MEASURE YOUR ACTUAL WAIST (MEASURED APPROXIMATELY 4 INCHES BELOW YOUR NAVEL) AND PURCHASE A WAISTBAND MEASUREMENT 1" LESS THAN YOUR ACTUAL WAIST.

FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE FIT PICS ON THE WEBSITE THE FIT MODELS ACTUAL WAIST MEASURES 34.5 INCHES AND WEARS A SIZE 31 (33.5 INCHES) IN BRAVE STAR.

SIZE 29 30

Brave

Star

31

LEVI'S

504

31

32 33 34 35 36 38 40 42
WAIST 16
16 1/2 16 3/4 17 17 1/4 17 3/4 18 1/4 18 3/4 19 1/4 20 1/4 21 1/4 22 1/4
F.RISE 10 1/4 10 1/2 10 3/4 10 3/4 11  11 1/4 11 1/2 11 3/4 12  12 1/2 13  13 1/2
B.RISE 14 1/2 14 3/4 15 14.5 15 1/4 15 1/2 15 3/4 16  16 1/4 16 3/4 17 1/4 17 3/4
Low Hip 18 18 1/2 19 3/4 19 20 1/4 20 3/4 21 1/4 21 3/4 22 1/4 23 1/4 24 1/4 25 1/4
THIGH 11 1/4 11 5/8 11 3/4 12  12 1/8 12 1/2 12 7/8 13 1/8 13 1/2 14 3/8 14 7/8 15 1/2
KNEE 8 1/4 8 1/2 8 3/4 8 3/4 9 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 3/4 10 10 1/2 10 3/4 11
OPENING 7 1/4 7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/4 8 3/8 8 1/2 8 5/8 8 3/4 9 1/4
INSEAM 35 1/2 35 1/2 35 1/2 32 35 1/2 35 1/2 36 36 36 36 36 36