Yes, I have a lot of jeans. I’ve been designing denim for over 8 years and have learned a lot. What Works: pick great fabric and leave it alone. What Doesn’t Work: personally hand sand two dozen pairs of raw denim until you sneeze blue dye. I got it done.

When Stephen and I thought of a…

Danner for Tanner Goods - The Mountain Light McKenzie from Tanner Goods on Vimeo.

What calls on us to get out, get away, get beyond our day to day? What is it we are hoping to discover there, in the way far out? We don’t know. And that’s why we keep going, why we keep packing more work into the week so we can skip town on Friday and find a way into the woods or the desert or to the ocean. Because we know that whatever it is that’s out there, it’s part of what fills us up and keeps us going.

We’ve never been shy about our love of the Pacific Northwest landscape. To honor that love, and make sure we do it justice in our ongoing explorations, we’ve partnered again with Danner to design a special make up of the Mountain Light silhouette — one that’s suited to the rugged topography of the place we call home. To test drive this new boot, we took some cameras and some packs to five distinct, east-of-the-Cascades locations: Fort Rock, Steens Mountain, South Sister, Mt. Jefferson and the Painted Hills. We hope you like the results.

Hand crafted in the USA to Danner’s exacting standards, this latest offering in our ongoing relationship with a company we admire is built to handle whatever you throw at it.

For more information, please visit tannergoods.com and danner.com

To purchase the Mountain Light McKenzie boots featured in the film, please click here (goo.gl/vDyiT8)

Special thanks to TAIGA principal directors Ryan Bush and Aaron Rayburn.


For Holding Up The Trousers x Tender Co. jeans:

- 16oz Japanese blue-line selvedge denim

- Cut and sewn in England

- 100% cotton thread

- No side seams

- Cinch back with solid cast brass rings

- No waistband

- Selvage fork piece in the crutch

- Riveted high back split

- Darted seat construction

- Oak bark tanned leather patch

- Front pocket bags made from 16oz denim

- Large square back pocket, lined with English selvedge calico

- Removable brass waist button.

- Dome copper rivets

- Ceramic suspender buttons (each pair has a different colour)


- Heavy elastic navy webbing with green stripes

- Natural oak bark tanned leather on back piece

- Brown oak bark tanned leather button tabs

- Vintage military hardware

Limited and numbered, 8 pairs made. Comes in heavy cardboard boxes printed with For Holding Up The Trousers lino cut by Inga Vestergaard Sørensen.

Sizes: 2/30” - 3/32” - 4/34” - 5/36”

€469 + Shipping, e-mail morten@forholdingupthetrousers.com for purchase. I will ship everywhere.

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