Wilhelm Jean 14oz Kaihara Indigo Raw Denim

Epaulet

Made in Los Angeles

The Wilhelm is designed to be the absolute best-fitting jean for men with larger thighs. Epaulet co-owner Michael Kuhle designed this shape for himself, after failing to find any viable options on the market. If you're into weightlifting, cycling, sprinting, crossfit, or bodybuilding, then this will give you a fit that's functional, comfortable, and flattering. 

14oz Kaihara Denim

This gorgeous Japanese denim hails from the famous Kaihara mill. It features an indigo-dyed warp and a natural weft. The classic deep blue indigo tone matches everything and will fade beautifully with use. Its 14oz weight is on par with a typical jean and is appropriate for four-season wear. 

Shape and Details

The idea of an "athletic" fit is pretty common, but it's often made too large in the upper legs, not enough of a rise, too large of a leg opening, and a flat seat. The resulting fit is sloppy and oversized. The Wilhelm fixes that with a higher rise, fuller thigh, articulated waist line, curved seat, and tapered leg. We've been designing pants for 10 years, and this shape is a reflection of the expertise we've gained. If you've been frustrated by jeans that appear too slim on one side and too baggy on the other, then the Wilhelm is for you! 

The Wilhelm has a traditional five-pocket layout with rear patch pockets, front curved pockets, and a riveted coin pocket. Gunmetal buttons close the waistband and the fly. The pocket bags are a custom black bandanna print, and the 37" finished inseam can be shortened as needed. 

Measurements & Sizing

The sizing and shape of the Wilhelm are true to size. You can expect them to stretch up to 0.5" in the waistband after a few wears. 

All measurements below are taken with the pants laid flat. Waist is measured across the top of the waistband while the front portion is laid over the back. Rise is measured from the intersection point of the crotch seams to the top of the front waistband. Inseam is measured from the same point at the crotch to the leg opening. Thigh is measured from the lowest point of the crotch across the leg. Knee is measured across the leg from 13" below the crotch intersection.

Pictured Fit

Model (6' 2", 210lbs.) wears size 34

+ Measurements

Waist

Thigh Leg
Opening
Front
Rise
Back
Rise
Inseam
30 15.25" 12.5" 6.75" 10.5" 15.25" 37"
31 15.75" 12.75" 7" 11" 15.5" 37"
32 16.25" 13" 7" 11" 15.5" 37"
33 16.75" 13.25" 7.25" 11.25" 15.75" 37"
34 17.25" 13.5" 7.5" 11.25" 15.75" 37"
35 17.75" 13.75" 7.75" 11.5" 16" 37"
36 18.25" 14" 8" 11.75" 16" 37"
37 18.75" 14.25" 8" 11.75" 16.25" 37"
38 19.25" 14.5" 8.25" 12" 16.25" 37"
40 20.25" 15" 8.5" 12.25" 16.5" 37"
42 21.25" 15.5" 8.75" 12.25" 16.75" 37"