Last week Rugby released their Limited Edition Jean Box Set. The good folks at Polo were nice enough to send me a pair to test out and talk about if I liked them. Well, as you can imagine, I like them - I like them a lot. These made in the U.S.A. jeans are the real deal. By "the real deal" I mean ultra-dark indigo-washed selvedge denim sourced from Cone Denim's White Oak Plant. The small batch (only 100 pairs were produced) are hand numbered and also feature an array of thoughtful details. The pocket bags are blue oxford cloth and the back yoke is lined in blue university stripe oxford cloth. Silk twill, in a handsome rep pattern, is used as trim on the 5 button fly and makes up the back patch to add some of Rugby's signature collegiate aesthetic. The jean is cut in Rugby's Vintage slim fit - low rise (though they can be worn at your natural waist), trim through the thigh and leg. The box set not only comes with some serious denim, but a made in Italy silk rep tie and a style manual. Not that anyone who reads this blog needs a style manual or anything. It's truly a special package, but don't take my word for it. Check them out for yourself.
[Editor's Note: A big thank you goes out to Lance over at Polo Ralph Lauren.]