Pre-Order Brave Star Tapered Selvage Chino

Brave Star Selvage from Los Angeles is strong in creating selvage pairs of jeans for a very sharp price. Their products are made in the U.S. and are made of highquality fabrics. Brave Star wanted to develop an additional pants in their denim collection. They decided to go for a classic chino, a Cramerton army cloth, made from 9oz sanforized selvage twill. The fit of the Brave Star chino is a tapered version with a top block that slightly fits easy through the hip, the thigh and the knee. This style was standard for the uniforms through WWII, Korea and Vietnam wars.

Brave Star considered that the chino has to be a tailored pant which means single needle construction throughout the entire garment. This equates to a much slower, yet more meticulous production process. Truly hand crafted.

The Brave Star Cramerton Army Cloth will be available in khaki and coal. They can now be pre-ordered here and will be available in February 2018. The specs of the chino’s are;

  • The waistband is fully curtained with a natural twill.
  • Selvage welt detail at coin pocket.
  • Belt loops are tucked into the waistband for strength and authenticity.
  • Button Fly, Brave Star decided to go with a two pronged metal shank button instead of the more traditional sew through button as they felt that the thread eventually gets compromised with wear which causes the button to become loose and possibly fall off. The 2-prong advantage means a more secure attachment that prevents button rotation, and avoids button ‘pull through’ as well as years of integrity.
  • Flat felled outer seam for less bulk and comfort.
  • Two rear welted back pockets with flaps. Flaps can be ‘invisible’ by simply tucking them inside the back pocket.
  • For the second go around they have replaced the back flap open top buttons from raised to flat brass buttons.
  • Chain stitched on the bottom hem.

What Is Cramerton Army Cloth?

Cramerton’s famous 8.8oz ‘Army khaki’ was first manufactured in 1929.  Major Stuart W. Cramer, Jr. an officer in the US Army strongly influenced the decision to develop an improved fabric for military uniforms.  Developed out of necessity after the failure of the ‘doughboy’ uniforms used by the military in World War I, Cramerton Army Cloth became the standard basic uniform cloth throughout the armed forces. This fabric saw service through World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

At the beginning of World War II, Cramer voluntarily released the technical know-how to allow other producers to duplicate his fabric as ‘Cramerton Army Cloth’.  It is still being produced in South Carolina by the original mill.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.