Established in Japan in 1947, Edwin are one of the great pioneers of the denim world, and one of the most popular brands around with those who appreciate a high quality pair of jeans. These denims will last for many years and develop a fantastic patina over time, particularly so the raw and unwashed versions.
Something we get asked a lot here at Fat Buddha Store is “How do Edwin jeans fit?”. More specifically, our customers regularly ask us how the different styles compare with one another. Most Edwin jeans are sanforized, so expect minimal shrinkage when washing.
Edwin often cut their jeans a little generously, so for a closer fit you may want to size down by an inch or two on the waist. When it comes to the models, as a general rule of thumb the higher the number, the slimmer the jeans will be. To help you find that perfect pair, here we provide an overview of the different fits available.
Possibly the most classic of Edwin cuts, the Nashville features a traditional straight leg along with a higher rise for a fit akin to a pair of vintage denims from the '50s. At one point the style was discontinued by Edwin Japan, but in response to the scale of demand by customers for high quality classic cut jeans, the Nashville was embraced by Edwin Europe.
While by no means baggy, this cut is one of Edwin's loosest fitting and also sits higher on the hips, making it ideal for those with larger legs or simply anyone who wants a classic looking pair of vintage American style denims.
A relatively new fit, the Edwin ED-45 has proven to be a hit since it was introduced. This cut features a loose thigh with a tapered leg, offering a contemporary twist on the classic denim look. It's slightly looser in the thigh than the similar ED-55, while the taper from the calf towards the foot keeps the silhouette modern.
If you want something with a more room towards the top end than a slim or skinny fit, but still want something contemporary, then the ED-45 comes highly recommended. With a mid-rise, this model is cut to be worn on the hip and works well in any casual outfit. Classic Edwin button fly detailing is present, as are the leather belt patch and pocket rivets.
As Edwin's take on a regular fit jean, the ED-47 will suit almost all body types for casual, everyday wear. This is a classic, regular cut that is neither too slim nor too loose. Think of a classic pair of Levi 501s and you’ll be somewhere near.
With a straight leg and low to medium rise, the Edwin-ED47 is a great all round jean and works well in almost every situation. It can be matched with sneakers or boots and, thanks to the classic proportions of the cut, will outlive any trends or fashions that come and go, remaining simply a great fitting and classic looking pair of jeans.
The ED-55 is one of Edwin's most popular styles, being a modern take on a classic fit. These jeans can be worn by practically anyone and will suit most outfits which is perhaps why they are one of the brand’s biggest sellers.
Edwin ED-55 jeans feature a relaxed fit around the thigh area which, combined with the medium rise, makes them extremely comfortable. Not quite as roomy as a loose fit, yet with more room than a slimmer style, this model could be considered a great allrounder and perfect for those with larger legs who want a contemporary look.
There is a slight taper down the lower leg to the foot for a clean and modern finish. Available in the fantastic range of washes and denim fabrics you’d expect from Edwin, a button fly and traditional Edwin detailing complete the look.
One of Edwin’s more contemporary models, the ED-80 is a slimmer fitting jean that can perfectly straddle both smart and casual looks. The cut is slimmer in the thigh and tapered down to the cuff for a neat and modern look, while the longer yoke and rise provide comfort around the crotch area.
The Edwin ED-80 is available in a range of denims and washes, including Edwin’s famous rainbow and red listed selvedge fabrics. This model is a great choice if you’re looking for a modern cut but don’t want to sacrifice anything in the way of comfort.
The ED-85 is one of Edwin's newest cuts and the closest to a skinny fit currently offered by the brand. The fit is slim through the thigh and tapered for a contemporary style. But despite its slim fit, the low crotch ensures comfort. Offering a sleeker look than some of the looser models, the ED-85 works perfectly for both casual and smarter situations, being easy to dress up or down.
The Edwin ED-85 is available in a wide range of washes and in selvedge and non-selvedge options. These jeans feature a zipped fly, leather Edwin branded belt patch to the rear and classic Edwin back pocket stitching.
Whatever style of jeans you’re looking for, whether a looser classic fit or a slimmer contemporary fit, Edwin have you covered. Edwin are famous for their innovation when it comes to washes and detailing. The range of washes on offer includes everything from raw unwashed denim, for those who like to develop their own patterning, to light, mid and heavier washes for customers wanting a lighter, pre-faded look. Details like whiskering and fading are available and colours cover the full spectrum of indigos and blacks.
The brand use a range of fabrics in their jeans including their signature Edwin rainbow and red listed selvedge denims, meaning there’s sure to be something in the range to suit every denim wearer.If you have any questions about Edwin jeans, the knowledgeable team here at Fat Buddha Store are more than happy to discuss denim with you.
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