The 4 Stroke launch collection for Fall/Winter 2011 is based upon a simple philosophy, Stick to Your Roots. It is the only men's denim line to offer exclusive selvedge denim in authentic washes for guys who are looking for genuine, New York based jeans. The provocative name is derived from the cycles of an engine - Intake, compression, power, exhaust - and like its namesake, 4 Stroke embodies the look of power, purpose, and perfection.
The flawless fit defines the line. The debut collection offers 5 styles, each of which corresponds to a distinct look, whether Tailored Straight, Slim, Relaxed or Workwear Slim. The designer Tobias Levine's mission - to keep it straightforward while still maintaining an edge. The motorcycle-driving Levine finds this balance taking inspiration in the grit, music, and own life-experience of living in New York City.
The inspiration for 4 Stroke, which comes from iconic moments in history, is mirrored by its parent company's heritage, Aalfs Manufacturing. Aalfs' dedication to innovation, quality and entrepreneurship has set the company apart since 1892, when the small company from Sioux City, Iowa opened, and has led it to become one of the most trusted in the denim industry worldwide today. Today it manufactures jeans for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Polo Ralph Lauren, The Gap, Lucky Brand, Harley Davidson and many more.
4 Stroke uses only the finest fabrics sourced throughout The United States, Italy and Japan. Using selvedge and rare fabrics that include denim weaves, twill or canvases, 4 Stroke offers a true exclusive experience. It is also produced using state-of-the-art techniques: the water used to wash the jeans is recycled and treated to remove impurities and 92% is returned to the land. With over 118 years of denim manufacturing experience 4 Stroke embodies the true meaning of denim - woven and designed with a purpose.