In a collaboration with a local coffee roastery, a Swedish men’s clothing manufacturer has created the “coffee roaster pant,” workmanlike jeans with ample pocket space and thick denim.
Designer Blue Highway created the pants to be functional for working coffee roasters, while also matching the aesthetic of blue collar culture of the time when much of the roasting equipment used by artisan roasters was made.
The designer used Swedish coffee roaster Johan & Nyström as a consultant in the project.
Here’s a description of the coffee roaster jean from Blue Highway:
The main object was to create a pair of work jeans that’s suitable to wear for long days and hard wear. So we decided to use a thick 14oz redline right hand twill with a deep indigo color. A fabric that’s durable and which will wear out nicely with time, and also its of the same type used in work clothes in USA around the middle of the last century.
The fit is a high rise with a wider leg, a true 40s style, much like early dungarees. We constructed the pants using one type of copper coloured thread and at some places we decided to use triple needle seams for more durability. Although this is not made using a triple needle chainstitch machine, we did it using our one needle lockstitch. It sure took some time but we felt very pleased with the result. The back pocket design is made inspired by an old French workwear design from the 40s, wear the side of the backpocket is fastened in the sideseem. This allows the wearer to have easy access to the backpocket, even if you are carrying tools seated down. One of the detail was to turn the yoke seam downwards instead of upwards which is the more common, this will allow your hand to slip down more easy in the backpockets, without a edge that could be annoying.
For the front we choose to use classic patchpockets, because we wanted to produce this jeans without a thinner cotton fabric for the pocketlining, since the pocket lining surely wouldn’t last many weeks used by hard working labourers. As well, the back bocket as the front pockets are reinforced on the inside using a thick cotton fabric. And total of 14 bartacks will ensure that the edges of pockets and the crotch will last for hard wear. And to reinforce the front even more and to add the true feeling of classic denim workwear we put a rivet in the crotch and one in the corner of the watchpocket, for the backpocket there are no rivets, this means no scratches that may ruin furniture or car seats.
More on the pant here: Unionville