In the mystical mythology of kung fu and student teaching initiatives, the student usually becomes the teacher -- but what if the student became the teacher, then hired the teacher again to help him teach? Exactly. Applying that to denim, Citizens of Humanity's Fall/Winter line.
CoH honcho Jerome Dahan has brought "thirty year denim industry pioneer and longtime mentor" Adriano Goldschmied in as a partner, thereby harnessing the dungaree skills of the man who founded Diesel, Replay, GoldSign, and AG, and once designed simultaneously at ten fashion companies, a feat not even Sean Avery has accomplished. The collection's bread & butter's innovative selvage: self-edged denim woven on vintage shuttle looms for manual labor-friendly durability and thickness is then miraculously blessed with AG's famously comfortable worn-in feel -- rugged softness on par with Jack Palance nestled snugly in footie PJs. Styles include the relaxed-fit, button-fly "Blue Collar" Digger (w/ distressed pockets and hem), and the slightly tighter-fit "White Collar" Formal, which has a darker wash, and a much higher likelihood of being outsourced to India.
Beyond selvage, they've also got three washes of the Equitorial Triple Twill and Communion Corduroy (both in Jagger Bootcut), and a dark-washed, distressed Airy Denim jean known as "The Easy" -- though if your mystical master is pie, you'll have to hope they're working on "The Big Easy".