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Edwin has announced its new collaboration with English manufacturer Cookson & Cleg, a first in its long jeans making history. For those not in the know, Cookson & Clegg have been manufacturing clothes in the UK (specifically in their Blackburn factory) since 1860 and has a history that includes a close working relationship in the Ministry of Defence in the war years.

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Now, they have taken their specialist skills in military and British workwear to develop two handmade denim styles in Edwin’s very own 14oz Japanese Red Listed Selvage. If there has been one dominant denim trend over the last few years, it would have to be the rise of selvage denim.

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With its roots firmly in workwear, it has become a firm favourite for its masculine, rugged but still smart feel. Images of gents in rolled up slim fitted selvage jeans and a pair of boots has become a street style regular and it is a style that Edwin has always been at the forefront of.

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The new styles see the 49 Pant with its tapered fitting, five pocket style, based on a 1950s style cut with a high rise, single stitch and dual branded fabric panelling. They are the perfect pair of jeans if you want to nail that easy, street style friendly look.

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Cookson & Clegg have also utilised their experience in the workwear industry to produce the 49 Jacket – a denim jacket inspired by the 1940s, handcrafted in Lancashire. Boxy in shape, it is a great outerwear piece and looks authentic to the time by which it has been inspired.

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With collaborations as good as this, we can only hope that Edwin keep them coming in the future. The new jeans and jacket are available to purchase at Edwin’s London and Paris stores and at other selected retailers.