The U.S. of A. Where country singers are Canadian, baseball players are from the Dominican Republic, and American Idol comes courtesy of a Brit.
Show your inverse patriotism with Washborn jeans, a mod new line direct from Korea.
Inspired by Seoul’s unapologetic street style, designer Min Jung Lee’s pared-down punk bottoms are cut from high-quality denim milled in Japan and Korea. Tight-fit skinnies stretch, while straight legs feature minimal rear-pocket stitching and a midrise that squeezes and lifts. Throwback silhouettes (stovepipe, bell bottom) and washes (acid, black) round out the offerings.
A red-and-white-striped pleated trouser is surprisingly flattering, but if you really want pants with pizazz, go for video-game-graphic wool harem sweats. We tried on the lot and suggest you order up one or two inches.
Vanity sizing, as it turns out, is strictly American.
Photo: Courtesy of Washborn Denim