The Ed47 is the stronghold of the Edwin denim collection. Along with the Nashville, this is the fit that captures the essence of the brand. Based on the 1947 501 (hence the lot number), the ED47 has a straight leg with a rather slim thigh. Compared the 501 the waist is a bit lower, especially in the front where you’ll find a 4-button fly. Also, the slanted pockets are positioned a touch lower than for instance the ED71, which gives the ED47 a relaxed feel even though it’s worn fairly high. The fabric is the recognisable Rainbow selvage that is registered by Edwin and exclusively developed and woven by the Nisshinbo mill in Japan.
This fine gentleman is a regular customer with Brund in Copenhagen. He lives a bit north of our city, but he travels to Østerbro just to shop in Brund – and from what he’s wearing it seams Brund is one of the few places he shops. Last Saturday he came to buy a new pair of his favourite ED47 Rainbow selvage jeans, and he ended up taking home a pair of ED55′s as well. It’ll probably be a long time before he needs new jeans again.
This pair of Edwin ED47′s belong to Jakob Steffensen. He bought the jeans in November 2010 in Brund and he has worn them almost every day since then. They were washed for the first time in October 2011. The other day while I was at work, Jakob walked into Brund to buy himself a new pair. He asked me if I could take some pictures of his jeans so they could enter the Meadow competition. I agreed to bend the rules a little bit.