Okay, while I love jeans, I am not a denim-snob. I faithfully don my Levi 527s on a daily basis for around the house and yard wear. Then again, I love a good story … and these jeans come with a great one!
Prison Blues Clothing is made in a real prison by criminals as a way to recoup some of the cost of incarceration. Funding in part by a grant using money from drug seizures, inmates across Oregon manufacture these unique pieces of apparel. These items are reasonably priced and available online. Jackets:
They make two jacket styles: Western & Yard, which is similar to the traditional prison issue jacket.
Their jeans are the real thing. They are designed as true work wear … to last … forever! At less than $37.00 per pair for the most expensive double-knee pairs, they represent real value.
Hickory Work Shirts:
Made from traditional “Hickory Stripe” cotton that was commonly worn by railroad men, this is another heavy duty item. In short and long sleeve button or zipper arrangements, there is a work shirt for everyone here.
Once I have a little money (aka, a job) and need to replace a couple pairs of my trusty 527s, I can see myself turning to these guys for some hard-wearing clothes.