We are big fans of heavily textured denim, and this ultra neppy beast has much to offer. Neps – small knots and fibres in the yarn are sometimes still seen as defects. Still, PBJ uses them as characteristic of the low tension shuttle weaving and short-staple cotton, reaching a highly textured look and a super comfortable pair of jeans.
The jeans are made with all the superior-quality Pure blue Japan details such as iron buttons, high-quality pocket bags, heavy-duty bar tacks, long stitching, a custom lambskin natural leather patch and the signature Pure Blue Japan "shoai" embroidery (Indigofera leaf).
This pair features a Relaxed Tapered cut. It features a tapered leg from the knee down while providing ample room on the top block and thighs (PBJ 019 cut).
Pure Blue Japan is the dream of Kenichi Iwaya. Passionate about denim, he grew up in Okayama and acquired experience working in different mills around the region, until in 1997 he decided to create his own brand. Ever since, Iwaya-San has been obsessed with producing incredible fabrics with unique, slubby textures and a distinct character. This is why he only works with shuttle looms from Ibara, Okayama, using only the best cottons from the United States and India. Since its emergence until today, Pure Blue Japan has consolidated its position as one of the touchstone labels in Japanese Denim, and its excellent work has established it as one of the masters of indigo dye.
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