The news of Italia Independent’s Lapo Elkann collaborating with Diesel’s Renzo Rosso made my little Italian cup of espresso tremble in its saucer. October marks the release of their special limited edition 99% denim, 1% carbon fiber, Safado Independent Jeans. Aside from being manufactured using a traditional 75cm shuttle loom and having a beautiful intense indigo colour, they insulate the family jewels against lightening, electrostatic fields and electromagnetic emissions. Only 1,000 Diesel Safados have been produced and they’re on sale as of this month exclusively through Italia Independent distribution channels for €295 ($US 411). Good luck snagging yourself a pair.