Here at Life As A Dagger we like a lot of things, this should be clear by now. Some things we enjoy more than others, among them are American made products that are either locally produced or available to us. Supporting the American made industry can be a bit expensive, so we don’t have the option to do it as much as we should like, but we always jump at the chance to add something to our collection.
Our most recent addition is the Left Field x BlackBlue collaboration denim.
Left Field is a New York City-based producer of textiles made in the USA. The brand has been in business since the late 90s and is one of the premiere producers of high-quality denim. For this collaboration, Left Field has taken their extremely popular Greaser denim, a straight leg with slight taper denim, with a mid-rise and incorporated a clever homage to Saint Paul, Minnesota-based clothier, BlackBlue.
The warp (lengthwise) threads are dyed indigo, while the weft (across the warp) thread has been dyed black. Not only is this collaboration clever, it is also a fantastic look. This particular collaboration features 15 ounce Japanese collect white selvedge denim and is 100% cotton.
The jeans also feature American made Universal hardware and bandana pocket bags, which I think is one of the best little details. The standard Left Field label on the back of the waist is also modified, dyed navy to again showcase, down to the detail, the Black and the Blue in this denim.
You can check out this item in person at the BlackBlue storefront in Saint Paul, MN, or you can head over to either the Left Field NYC website, or the newly remodeled BlackBlue website which now features a webstore. We personally suggest a visit to the store if you are in Saint Paul, the service and expertise of Ryan, Satchel and Steve is some of the best we’ve experienced.
by Daniel Coughlin