Los Angeles | July 10, 2014 9:00 am

Take Freenotes

By The Editors

Jeans will always be the perfect man pant.

Rugged. Dependable. Handsome.

The only way to improve upon them? Make them even more American.

Doing just that: Freenote, makers of modern, built-in-the-motherlovin’-USA denim, available starting today.

Run by two brothers out of San Juan Capistrano, Freenote peddles some truly James Dean-ian pieces:


These are classic 12-stitches-per-inch tailored fits sourced from Cone Mills’ White Oak plant in Greensboro, NC. The quality is in the details: Leather-backed rivets, chain-stitched hemlines and herringbone-lined pockets.



Cotton tees with or without breast pockets. Soft and as necessary as Brando is to Streetcar.



For when you want to look cool but stay warm: Western Oxfords and Flannels. Subtle patterns, cowboy chic.

Great for the causeless rebel in all of us.