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About us

Ground breaking designer and founder of Prps, Donwan Harrell is the first American designer to bring Japanese denim jeans to the United States. Established in 2002, Donwan single handedly started the rise of the Japanese luxury denim jeans business in America.

He doesn’t simply just make washed & selvedge jeans, Donwan constantly researches, selects premium denim and uses revolutionary washes that has changed the face of mens fashion & celebrity fashion as we know it. Prps has 3 collections that are shaping the men’s fashion industry: Prps Noir, Prps and Prps Goods & Co. Every characteristic of every garment produced by Prps is representative of Donwan’s penchant for meticulousness. No detail, no matter how minute, goes overlooked; creating the best jeans to date. Your pair of Prps will last, allowing you to live in them to create your own imprint. Prps premium jeans are “Bruised, Never Broken.”

Prps NOIR

NOIR offers bespoke jeans of the utmost excellence. Demand outstrips supply each season, due to NOIR’s rigorous handcrafted process at every stage of manufacture; and the exclusivity of our washes. In the rarefied uplands of Prps NOIR, the streets go elite. Individually dyed with natural indigo, the feel of this raw organic Japanese cotton, is breathtakingly fresh. The whiskering is distinctive and finely textured. Each loving stitch and rip suggests a job well done. NOIR jeans’ uniquely deep, strong, selvedge ensures infinite wear and expresses the depth of Prps’ commitment to our styles and our wearers.

Prps Japan 

The essence of Prps, fabricating heirloom jeans of organic Japanese or Zimbabwean cotton with a futuristic process that replicates the rugged wear of yore. Hand-made molds ensure all our whiskering is original. Prps Japan stitch the soul of ancestral American jeans, from when denim work gear was new, onto modern silhouettes that bear the old stains proudly.

Prps Goods & Co.

Goods & Co. guarantee sturdy, good-looking kit for any adventure. A serious selection of all the outerwear a man can need, designed for every temperature. Made in the spirit of the original denim pioneers, whose time and thought was focused on craft. Discover jackets for Aztec woodsmen on a reconnoiter, sweaters for a rough wind, vests and jeans peppered with custom pockets for the run, the ride, the boat, or the hunt -- whether by water, land or in the city streets. Each stage of their fabrication is a celebration. Reflecting natural realities, our artfully seasoned jeans are fabricated from the finest cotton from Zimbabwe or Japan, depending on where the crop is strongest. For peace of mind, all jeans feature our trademark folded back pocket.