What originally started as a quest for the perfect pair of high rise dungarees quickly morphed into years long trials and a tight edit of high rise work pants, tailored for a range of work place scenarios and body types.
We’re slowly releasing the options, leading with our Sargent fit —a wink and a nod to Sargent’s musings on femininity (I used to garden below Sargent’s former studio). Along those lines, we’ve thought about what’s necessary for a work pant, and tried to strip away everything else. We landed on a seemingly simple silhouette, based on a favorite dungaree from the 40’s. Our talented seamstresses, who used to make Levi’s and Carhartt pre-NAFTA, show their deft hand on their WWII era sewing machines, creating single needle details and felled side seams—special details lost in today’s disposable world. Our pattern maker, who has been making jeans for over 40 years, created a super comfortable gusset for a fuller range of motion and ease of fit as these babies break in.
Using a favorite deadstock 13 oz raw denim from the now shuttered White Oak Mill in N.C., we love that we don’t have to use more water and precious resources to create a textile that will beautifully weather and work alongside you. These pants truly are an homage to the heyday of American workwear—the sort of jeans you might be lucky to find in a vintage shop or be handed down from your grandma.
Gusseted crotch, high rise.
Straight leg, knee reinforcement.
100% cotton 13 oz deadstock raw denim.
Two large front pockets lined with indigo discharge cotton.
Four inseams to choose from: 28, 30, 32, and 35 inches.
Please note: if your desired size/inseam if out of stock, please contact Whitney@gamineworkwear.com for restocking timelines.
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This dungaree is high rise and designed to hug your natural waist (your narrowest point). We suggest you refer to the rise info below to best dial in where the waist would sit on you. Each point of measure in the size chart below describes where to measure to compare to the size chart. Please note, we have included ease in these measurements so you don’t need to subtract anymore on top of your measurements. We recommend sizing as close to your measurements as you can to fit as slim as possible post break-in or size up for more ease.