BLA E8 Slim Tapered 15.5Oz Italian Indigo Selvedge Jeans
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- SIZE & FIT
- SIZE GUIDE
The E8 is the most smart looking pair of jeans in our repertoire, and works equally well for dressed up and casual occasions. Premium engineered detailing and smooth Raw indigo finish for a smart, yet interesting appearance. Heavier weight and rigid at the start, but softening nicely over time and fading into a lovely deep blue.
Higher rise, sits just above the hip bone
Slim in the thigh and calf, but not super skinny (there’s no elastane here)
Narrow opening works well with trainers and boots
A great cut for slimmer physiques (less muscled thighs)
Works just as nicely with a tucked in shirt and blazer, as a t-shirt and workwear jacket
Wil is wearing a size 30 in our E8 jean. He is 168cm tall (5'6") and weight 65kg (143lbs). In comparison, he takes a size 29 in our E5.
100% made on Blackhorse Lane, London
15.5oz raw selvedge denim woven in Italy by Candiani Mills
Smooth Raw denim finish
Red selvedge line
Sanforized (pre-shrunk) denim
Pocket bags are made of 10oz cotton twill from Turkey
BLA-branded nickel buttons and standard rivets produced by YKK
Whiskey-coloured vegetable-tanned leather patches are cut and stamped by hand in our factory; plates made by Metallic Elephant in Essex and cutter made by local Steve
Leather patches come from JT Batchelor Ltd in Hackney, sourced from Somerset UK and Belgium
Black-coloured dual duty thread by Coats (polyester core with cotton outer)
Locally screen printed pockets, signed off by maker with style, size and mill
Labels are woven in Wales by GB Labels
Recycled denim swing tags are pressed by our neighbour Baddeley Brothers (compost denim)
The swing tag twine is hemp, so can be composted or reused
Fits true to size. Take your normal size.
Waist & Hip Stretching – Though pre-shrunk, raw denim stretches up to 2.5cm / 1" in the waist and hip over 30 wears. You may consider sizing down one size as a result.
Hemming – Our jeans are manufactured at 36" and 34" lengths. As a result, we offer free hemming. Once shortened below 34", your jeans cannot be returned or exchanged. You may want to try the fit first, and hem them second.
Inseam Shrinkage – Though pre-shrunk, our jeans lose 2.5cm/1" in the length on the first wash. We therefore add 2.5cm /1" to whatever length you request.
Denim Softening – Raw denim will feel rigid when first worn but will relax and soften over time. The denim will mould to your own body, fitting better with each wear.