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What happens when a die-hard denim designer turns his attention to designing trousers?

Lennaert over at Benzak Denim Developers certainly knows his jeans. And over the past few seasons has expanded his collection with a great range of T’s, Hoodies, Sweats as well as accessories from his “Benzak and Friends” range.

It’s indigo, but not as we know it!

Now he is trying his hand at something a little different. It is still indigo, it’s still for your lower half but its certainly not jeans!

That’s Pants for the Yanks

Introducing Benzaks first range of trousers, that’s pants for our American brethren.

The range consists of three separate pairs all draw on Lennaert’s experience in crafting perfectly fitting jeans but adding details such as welt pockets and an extra belt loop here and there.

Let’s take a closer look!

The Chino

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First up we have the BC-01 Tapered Chino. This is very similar in fit to their B-03. So mid-rise with plenty of room through the thigh narrowing from the knee down to the hem. However, being that it is a chino, the detailing is entirely different. We see slanted pockets at the front and to the back, welt pockets. There are also a couple more belt loops and a zip fly.

But it is the fabric that might turn even the most hardcore denimheads… eh, head. A 7.5 oz indigo herringbone sourced from Imatex in Italy. However, there is a twist. Or more like a rotation. Instead of the herringbone running vertically, this herringbone pattern runs horizontally. Coming in at the 7.5 oz mark this fabric is super soft and perfect for warmer weather. And best of all, it is Indigo dyed. Even if you must step out of your jeans for the hot days or around the office. You can still get some sick fades!

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DETAILS

  • tapered fit
  • 7.5 oz. indigo herringbone from Imatex (Italy)
  • 100% cotton, special weave
  • slanted front pockets
  • welt pockets at back
  • 7 beltloops
  • zip fly by TALON
  • made in Portugal

Working up to it!

The Work Pant

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The BP-01 is also based on the B-03 fit but with details you would commonly associate with worker pants. So, diagonal front pockets and rounded, shovel head back pockets, lined for extra durability. Like the jeans collection, the Worker Pant had the BDD signature hidden sith pocket. Unlike the jeans, however, there are no rivets and a zip fly.

The fabric used here is slightly heavier than the herringbone found in the chinos. Coming in a 10oz this indigo x brown cotton fabric also comes from the Imatex mills in Italy. It has a very soft and an almost spongey, woollen quality to it due to the double-layered construction. Again this fabric will fade just like denim.

DETAILS

  • tapered fit
  • 10 oz. indigo x brown twill from Imatex (Italy)
  • 100% cotton, special weave
  • slanted front pockets
  • worker pockets at back
  • hidden 6th pocket
  • zip fly by TALON
  • made in Portugal

Slightly Sporty

Patch Pocket Pants

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The BP-02 is again based on the B-03 shape but this time there is a decidedly more sporty aesthetic. In fact, I am almost certain Lenn didn’t call these his Sports Pants simply due to his aversion to any physical activity whatsoever.

The distinct sportiness comes from the patch front pockets, rounded back pockets and the lack of those pesky heavy rivets. He does draw the line at an elasticated waist though and throws in a zip fly to confuse us.

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The athletic feel is continued in the fabric. Coming once again from Imatex, this 9oz 2×2 indigo twill is a super soft indigo dyed fabric that allows plenty of athletic movements with no addition of elastane, it really is 100% cotton! And again, being indigo dyed all this sport you will be doing in them means you will get some amazing fades!

DETAILS

  • tapered fit
  • 9 oz. 2×2 indigo twill from Imatex (Italy)
  • 100% cotton, special weave
  • front patch pockets
  • worker pockets at back
  • zip fly by TALON
  • made in Portugal

If you want to get your hands on any or all of these trousers. Head over to the Benzak Denim Developers website.

 

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