Emil Erwin spent years designing their proprietary buckle, perfecting the fit, and sourcing the highest quality leather and hardware from u.s. based companies. the end result is practical and timeless - made from 10 oz. Horween Latigo leather, with a high-quality custom-made solid brass buckle.
each belt is hand edged, burnished, sewn and finished in their nashville studio using traditional techniques.
guaranteed for life.
10 oz. horween Latigo leather
custom made copper plated buckle
made in usa
Emil Erwin recommends to size your belt as follows - if you wear men's clothing, order your pant size. if you wear women's clothing, order one size up, i.e. if you wear a 32, order a 34.
the most accurate way to determine your sizing is to measure your waist through your belt loops while wearing your pants and no belt. take this measurement and subtract 4. this number will be your belt size.
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wipe clean with a dry cloth.
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i got my first pair of imogene rigid in September of 2009 - almost seven years ago!
yes, i remember getting the full history of jeans and selvage and matt and carrie from ian first. then he went over to the metal bins to grab me the stiffest jeans i had ever touched!
my first impression was that there was no way i’d ever get them over my butt much less button them! after a little coaxing and squeezing i finally got them on!
although they were horribly tight, i could already appreciate the shape and form of the actual jeans. carrie and everyone in the shop that day assured me that they looked great and soon they would feel great too.
i think the back pockets and the way they are positioned are the most flattering parts of the imogene rigid. i feel like the back pockets work on ANY body type, and i think it’s the most ingenious design aspect that matt and carrie had in the beginning!
i really do like that they become your own. i feel like rigid jeans just have such a unique shape to them once they form to your body, that is much more ‘set.’ it is hard to describe.
i would say trust the process and wear them a lot.
i think in seven years i have maybe washed them seven times at the very most.
for whatever reasons (like the ones mainly in my head – i’ve always thought i had bigger thighs or the length of the jeans was never right), throughout my life i have never found the perfect jeans. i never felt like the jeans i wore were flattering in all areas, until i tried on my imogene rigids. i loved the way they fit my butt and thighs. i loved wearing them in and seeing my own ‘lines’. being able to help matt and carrie in the beginning with different fits, for me was like coming full circle.
this pair of jeans reminds me of a time in Nashville when everything was new again. even though i am not a native, i could still sense something special was happening. there were a handful of artisans and creatives that were doing their thing, making amazing products but also at the same time, they were giving Nashville a new sense of community. it seems like Nashville is changing again, but these jeans will always remind me of that special time when everything was golden.