Grivec Bros

Hower 14oz.


The Hower jeans is the slimmest family member in our denim collection as its a slim fit with tapered legs. It's made with the finest 14oz. selvedge fabric from the legendary Japanese Kaihara denim mill. The perfect companion to wear with sneakers, fancy or classic pairs of footwear. Suitable for each occasion and style!

The Hower features all the iconic Grivec Bros details as the triangle stitching on the back pockets, back-tacked back pocket for extra strength, our antique 13 stars closure buttons, yellow bras top button with our blue Grivec Bros logo, and red brass rivets with on the back our logo. Next to that, it features, white heavy cotton inner pockets which are reinforced for extra durability, and it has a woven waist tag with our blue brand logo. 

The jeans is two-tonal stitched with yellow and Tobacco colored thread. On the back, the thick leather patch is embossed with our logo, made of natural leather. This type of leather will age nicely together with the jeans themselves. With each wear day, this jeans will be more beautiful, and more unique, just like yourself.

As all our Grivec Bros jeans, this pair is also wrapped in our unique mining launderette towel. It refers to the mining period where our denim legacy started. The towel is made in The Netherlands, just as the pair itself, but outsourced to reach the highest quality.

The Hower is available in waist sizes from 28″ up to 38″, with a standard length in size 32" and 34″. We provide a hemming service to shorten your jeans with an original chain stitch. 


28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 38
Waist 39,5 40,75 42 43,25 44,5 45,75 47 49,5 52
Front rise 25,1 25,7 26,3 26,9 27,5 28,1 28,7 29,3 29,9
Back rise 36,6 37,2 37,8 38,4 39 39,6 40,2 40,8 41,4
Upper thigh 28,6 29,2 29,8 30,4 31 31,6 32,2 33,4 34,6
Knee width 19,8 20,1 20,4 20,7 21 21,3 21,6 21,9 22,2
Leg opening 16,8 17,1 17,4 17,7 18 18,3 18,6 18,9 19,2
Grivec Bros. jeans are standard available in 32" and 34" length. All measurements are in cm.


The patch is made of natural vegetable tanned leather. This means that the leather is tanned without any chemicals, so on the most authentic and natural way. The leather of the patch refers to the childhood of the Grivec Bros. They went to high school everyday using a leather bag with the same typical embossed leather.


I’m Hower, Cool Pete’s younger brother. I was named after the coalmining job of Jozef Grivec, Grivec brothers’ grandfather. He was a ‘hower’. That’s Chevremontian for: the person that digs away the first layer of coal. Jozef was a strong man. Not just from the outside, also from the inside. He left his home country of Slovenia, to provide his family with a better life. Look at me, and see how well that decision has turned out. Apart from my innate strength, I am the first and only slim fit tapered jeans of Grivec Bros. I like to believe that, due to my smaller fit, I’m the most sophisticated and elegant one of my family.

Maker’s Memoir

 “We created Hower in 2016. It took us two years to design Hower. Being our first slim fit tapered model, he practically sold himself. People immediately liked his (smaller) fit. My most precious moment with Hower was when a woman dear to my heart, 80 years old she was - a local legend - had read about our shop in the newspaper. She’d come over to visit us and found herself taken on a trip to memory lane to the early days of her family business. The moment she tried on Hower, she knew it: he’d conquered her heart.” – Marcel Grivec, Grivec Bros.


We’re suckers for things in life that are becoming more beautiful with time. Our main passion, and business, is creating unwashed pairs of handmade jeans in our atelier. The fact that they’re made with untreated fabric, hence unwashed, means that you will have to wear your pair from scratch. So, when you’re slipping in your new fresh pair, your will start your denim journey. The journey of creating naturally your ultimate pair of jeans. Your jeans will be more comfortable each day as they will mold your own body. The fabric will soften, and your lifestyle will reflect in the jeans. Your daily behavior is giving your jeans more character with the scars, rips, and fades. To witness this process is something magical to us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 40 reviews
Yvo Janssen
Awesome service, perfect jeans

I have found Grivec in my search for Japanese denim. The design, the fit and details makes the jeans unique. Great service and advice of the cheerful Grivec bros.

Ben Patelski
The best by far

I bought a lot of jeans during my life, but this one, the Hower 14oz. by Grivec Bros, is the best by far.

Ik heb in mijn leven al veel jeans gekocht, maar deze, de Hower 14oz. van Grivec Bros, is met gemak de allerbeste.

Patrick Jurgen
My first Hower

feels good, nice model. color is very beautiful. fits perfectly. Top

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