introducing Gamine Co, a new line of honest workwear for women, "designed in the field" and made right here in America. I had the pleasure of meeting founder + designer Taylor Johnston for a brief walk through the Conservatory of Flowers last fall, and I can tell you first hand that the thought, care, and make put into each pair of these dungarees is truly extraordinary.
As a horticulturalist herself (at the incredible Isabella Gardner museum, of all places), Taylor has put these jeans to the test, and included details like reinforced knees, a slightly higher rise, deep pockets, and a slim yet boot-friendly leg shape. Sewn in Tennessee on L.C. King's antique sewing machines, each pair is made of selvage denim from the famed White Oak Cone denim mill in North Carolina.
One of my most favorite parts about Taylor and her inspired quest to create the perfect work pant is her story of how this all began- a tale which involves nasturtium garlands, men's sweatshirts, and Bill Cunningham of the NY Times. Read about it in her own words here.