People have it wrong – a man’s best friend is not their dog, but in fact a great pair of Calibre jeans. They fit like a glove, are comfy as hell, and if we had our way, we would wear them every day of the year.

With a wide range of styles, cuts and washes on the market, finding the perfect pair of denim can sometimes feel like a hopeless task. Luckily, we have taken the guess work out of it for you. Read up on the great denim styles in the Calibre range, and how to look after them to make sure you get maximum comfort, and maximum wear out this wardrobe staple.

 

The Saddle Jean

 

The Saddle Jean is the Calibre Classic 5 Pocket Jean.

While the Saddle Jean is a classic design, we have given the style some Calibre touches to make it new again. Engineered panels on the inner leg and double back pockets give the jean a point of difference. The fit is slim and tapered, but the stretch denim means they are comfortable enough to wear all day long. 

Shop the Saddle Jean in Vintage.

Shop the Saddle Jean in Frost.

THE SPEEDWAY JEAN

 

OUR STATEMENT BIKER JEAN

Nothing says modern edge like a pair of biker jeans. The seam and stitching details really make a statement. 3D creasing near the pockets mimic those that take months of wear to appear, and give the jeans a real character of their own. In grey, they are a great addition to your weekend wardrobe, whereas the dark wash can be taken from Saturday night drinks to Sunday lunch with ease.

Shop the Speedway Jean.

 

The POLISHED BIKER

 

THE COATED EDGE

Coated denim is a great way to add a slick, dressed up element to any look. The seam details that wrap across the legs give the jeans a subtle biker edge, while contributing to the overall fit of the jeans. While some coated jeans may feel a little too rigid when first purchased, the Polished Biker has been finished with a soft, matte coating. They are then put through a softening process, where they are placed in a tumble dryer with rubber balls which, as they bounce around, soften the coating on the denim.

Shop the Polished Biker Jean.

THE swift drop crotch

 

THE NEW URBAN FIT

The drop crotch jean may sound a little daunting for some men – with minds cast back to the baggy, boxer peeking varieties of the 90’s. Calibre has given the style a sophistication that brings it into a new, modern era. While the rise is lower than our more traditional denim, it still sits above your underwear waistband. A little more room is given at the thighs to wear the jean lower than you usually would. The leg is still tapered, and finished quite skinny at the ankle. The Swift Crop Crotch is cut from a raw denim, meaning with limited washing and repeated wear, you will have a pair of jeans that will mould perfectly to your body.

Shop the Swift Drop Crotch Jean.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DENIM

Gentlemen, we all know our aversion to reading instructions is real, and while your furniture may look like the picture on the box without you reading the instructions, we promise you that without instructions your coated jeans won’t look how you bought them for long. They are called care instructions for a reason – make sure you show your coated denim some tender love and care.

PRE-WASHED

The beauty of pre-washed jeans are just that – they are pre-washed. This generally means the colour should not bleed out of the jeans, as well as them feeling as soft and comfortable as if you had already worn them for six months. It also means they are already pre-shrunk, so purchase the size that feels most comfortable in the store for the perfect fit. We still suggest not to wash them regularly to keep the colour from slowly fading out.

COATED

The beauty of coated denim is that if you spill something on them, the coating generally allows you to simply wipe it away! To maintain the coated look, keep washing at an absolute minimum, instead spritzing them with some specialised denim disinfectant spray to keep things feeling fresh. When the time comes to washing, cold hand wash is always preferred, so if you have the time your jeans will thank you in the long run. If you choose to throw them in the wash, put them on a cold gentle cycle. Make sure you put turn them inside out, and pop in a garment bag to maintain the coating.

RAW

Raw denim is the trickiest kind to care for, but we promise you will end up with a pair of jeans so comfortable and perfect for your body that you will never be seen without them. Raw denim is named as it is because it is denim in its truest form, not pre-washed, pre-shrunk or distressed in any way. Typically, raw denim needs to be broken in, without washing, for six months or so. Premature washing will fade the colour much faster, and may cause the jeans to shrink. During the no-washing period, the jeans will soften, crease and naturally mould to your body. When your jeans need a refresh during this time, 24 hours in the freezer will do the trick – in a plastic bag of course!