San Francisco | July 17, 2014 9:00 am

Jean Splicer

By The Editors

There’s an old saying in these parts: “You’ll never beat a barista in a skinny jeans contest.”

But, bless the old gods and the new, you can beat them when it comes to style and comfort.

Introducing Jack/Knife and their freshly dropped, summer-friendly linen jean, available now.

Lightweight. Breathable. And a balanced fit, for the becalved man who values a little range of motion.

Plus they look damn good.

Jack/Knife is one of those companies that takes an idea like handmade in America and doubles down — the owners do 100% of the labor themselves.

Meaning small-batch productions.

They’ve recently moved to a larger studio and are offering up new looks monthly (for the last two, at least).

Rounding out this month’s line: an indigo popover and a limited edition bandana — because every man needs a limited edition bandana, right?

Not so lightweight: the price, but you suspected as much.

Besides, it’s hard to put a price on a barista’s selvedge envy.