Part 2 – The Best Denim Brands You’ve Never Heard of – PRPS and Kicking Mule

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Last week we told you about two European denim brands. Today we’ll be featuring two American companies.

PRPSPRPS - If you are looking for a truly unique pair of jeans, try PRPS. The New York based brand is made with premium organic cotton from Africa that the company claims is superior in “durability, texture and touch”.  The jeans are constructed in Japan, where the utmost care is put into each jean. No two pairs of PRPS are alike as each rip, tear, fade and imperfection is made by hand.

PRPS jeans are also known for their unique features such as multi colored fly buttons, folded back pockets and camouflage pocket lining. The brand is known for their “purple label” selvedge jeans. Each pair is numbered, assuring that your pair is 100% unique.

PRPS range in price from around $200 to up to $600. Styles are available for both men and women.

KMWKicking Mule Workshop - Another line known for selvedge styles is Colorado-based  Kicking Mule Workshop. These raw jeans are made of a heavier weight denim known for its durability.

The mens-only brand is designed specifically to look and feel vintage. The jeans are loose fitting, cut specifically to fit men’s bodies (we’ve been told they are great for cyclists!). The variety of washes and rinses make them versatile as they work as everyday wear or for going-out attire.

KMW are available at specialty denim retailers and sell for around $250.

Check out Part 1 of The Best Denim Brands You’ve Never Heard of – Nudie and Sugar Cane


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