Menswear Pick of the Week: Baldwin Denim

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Finding top-notch denim might be one of the trickiest tasks in creating a solid wardrobe. The jeans can fit, but if they’re not quality denim, chances are they’ll start to fade and fray within a handful of wears. All guys should own a pair of starchy selvedge denim. You know, the kind that men wore back in the day when clothes were built to last and used for utility over looks.

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Baldwin Denim is exactly that. The brand blends the finest Japanese selvedge denim with expert fit and tailoring for jeans that keep their shape and original look. Consider these the BMW of denim: The sturdiest materials, quality production, and a streamlined look. Although the price tag is on the heftier side, you can wear these jeans repeatedly without washing them—but make sure to keep them smelling fresh—and, really, a pair or two of these is all your wardrobe will need.

Plus, buying a pair means supporting a Missouri company; the brand originated and is based in Kansas City (now with its own storefront).

Baldwin Denim (prices range from $139-220), available at East + West.

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