Where the runway meets the street

Back in November, we featured a rare crowd-funded project that, in our opinion, deserved some attention. While there are countless start-up and independent brands developing product in the United States, very few touch on principles that are important to us: selling an American-made good at a reasonable price. Dyer & Jenkins promised us they could.

Successfully funded in a short time, Dyer & Jenkins’ founders Josey Orr and Paul Matthew have brought a collection of basic garments that remain clean, simple and affordable. Their French terrycloth crewneck sweaters ($95) are cut and sewn in Los Angeles and feel great. Their two jean fits — straight high-rise and slim mid-rise — are available in either American-made Cone Mills selvedge ($125) or Japanese Nihon Menpu selvedge ($185), both weighing in at 13-oz (the difference between the two selvedge denims comes down to personal choice). Like all jeans, personal fit is critical: be sure to size yourself into a pair to understand how they will break in with your body type. The Dyer & Jenkins collection is now available online.

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