The Spring/Summer 2003 ‘SCAB’ collection of Undercover by Jun Takahashi is regarded by many fashion purists as one of his seminal works. I do not think that these jeans are from the original SCAB collection but rather they reference some of details and patterns from that collection. These jeans are surprisingly lightweight and are fabricated in a stretchy comfortable cotton and not a rigid denim like I had assumed prior to seeing this piece in person.
Laid overtop the jean’s upper area is knit paneling which is reminiscent of some of the knit patterns found on fabrications of Undercover’s knit-sleeve rider jackets. This knit portion transitions down each leg into incredibly detailed patchwork which is entirely handstitched. This is a stunning piece that hits the rare balance between eye-catching and overdesigned. If you know more about this item and what collection it is from do not hesitate to e-mail me.