It is hard to find a good pair of jeans. Using words like versatile, trustworthy, and tough seem like impossibilities in this day and age when describing the quality of clothing. On top of that it’s pretty hard to find a clothing company that is cool enough for me to want to back, with a legit style that isn’t trying to be a corny “flavor of the month” brand.
Mama I’m coming home! Fortunately I have found exactly what I have been looking for. Volume four takes a cue from the epitome of “cool” and delivers us their “Hobo Denim”. With a brand name loosely tied with one of Black Sabbath’s greatest masterpieces (vol 4) these guys create that quality I was talking about. Tough denim, vintage fit tees, and tons of cool accessories. The brand is righteous enough for your teenager to want to rock, and still refined enough for a Modern Day Dad to appreciate the fit and finish of the denim. If you appreciate a good sturdy and comfortable pair of jeans you will love volume four.
I have been looking for the perfect fit jeans for almost my entire life and it has taken me a long time to find it. I’m a little too old to be squeezing into some “hipster skinny fit jeans” and a little too young to be admitting defeat and wearing “dad jeans” as if I was going to stand on the sidelines of flag tag football game shouting for my kid to “make the pass.” Fortunately I have found in Volume Four’s Hobo Denim a pair of jeans that have all the markings of high quality material, with the honest to goodness comfort of a pair of sweatpants. The cut and fit is somewhere between vintage and hi fashion, these are work jeans, skate jeans, hard rock and roll jeans, “heavy riffs and two paper spliffs” type jeans and the jeans you can’t live without. As Volume Four’s motto decries, these are the jeans for those that want to “live heavy and travel light”.
Volume Four makes the type of jeans that you wash once every couple of months and you wear every single day. Given the personalities of their figureheads, Sammy Baca and Don “Nuge” Nguyen, their line really speaks to the rebel in me. Much of their line is a nod to the 70s with an updated twist while other items speak to the lifestyle of the grittier sides of LA and Las Vegas. With that in mind there is much to be said about their cornerstone, the iconic “listen to volume four “T-shirt. Listen to Volume Four!!!
Sammy just welcomed his second kiddo into the world so it’s worth checking out their line and showing them some support as a fellow rad dad alone, you won’t be disappointed in this digs. Like I say, I wouldn’t shit you, you’re my favorite turd. Whether you are a skateboarder, biker, hard rocker, or just a fan of Sabbath, I am confident you will dig what these guys have going on.
Check out Volume Four here and pick up some gear: http://listentovolume4.com/
Thanks to Vol4 for sending me out their “Hobo Denim”, all opinions are my own!