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AKT03 Blue Wet 13.5oz Rainbow Selvedge Denim Regular Straight

$275.00 CAD

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EDWIN Japan has returned! First established all the way back in 1947, Tokyo-based EDWIN is without a doubt one of Japan's very first denim-focused companies, founded well before the selvedge denim scene really took off with the Osaka 5 in the 70s and 80s. Tsunemi Yonehachi was one of the very first to begin importing American selvedge denim jeans into Japan, and this is where EDWIN got its start, sparking Japan's intense love for denim. EDWIN was the very first to manufacture denim jeans in Japan in 1961, proof of the innovation, authenticity, and craftsmanship that is EDWIN's ethos. By the 1970's EDWIN had moved into innovating washed denim fabrics, having cemented the brand as an essential denim house, and are responsible for innovating industry-wide norms such as OW (one-washed raw denim), and "Old Wash," a washing technique that predates stonewashing.

After stepping back from the spotlight for a few years while manufacturing and working with Lee Europe, EDWIN USA and EDWIN MiJ have returned with some wicked brand new fabrics and ideas for the modern selvedge denim market at incredible pricepoints. Welcome back EDWIN!

We have received a selection of EDWIN's brand new "Dark Pure Indigo Rainbow Selvedge" in both Regular Taper and Straight fits, featuring dry indigo and washes weighing in at 13.5oz. Custom woven by Kaihara Mills in Japan, this denim is spun on vintage machinery, at a low speed and tension to create truly vintage selvedge denim. A mixture of American and Australian long-staple cotton are used for a softer hand, with the additional benefit of the stark white colour of these cottons allowing a deeper indigo dye to occur. The warp and weft threads are spun differently for traditional texture, with the warp featuring natural middle-pitched uneven yarns to allow 1940's/50's esque fading on the warp, while the weft incorporates shorter-pitched uneven yarns, twisted tightly for a crunchier weave. 

Edwin's "Blue Wet" is a one-washed raw denim, reproducing a rinsed pair that has only seen a few, if any, wears. Blue Wet retains the vast majority of its indigo dye, so no need to be concerned about the fade potential on these, they will still age excellently - perhaps a hair lighter in contrast compared to the Dry Raw, if we get very technical. However, in exchange for that early rinse, you receive an unbelievably soft and comfortable pair of jeans, so if you dislike the initial break-in with starchy denim, this will solve your issues. 

  • ATK03 Regular Straight
  • 13.5oz Dark Pure Indigo Rainbow Selvedge
  • Blue Wet Rinsed Raw Denim
  • 100% premium long-staple cotton
  • 3x1 twill weave w/ natural weft
  • Low-tension weave w/ uneven yarns for vintage 50's texture
  • Pure indigo 10 dip rope-dye process
  • Rainbow Selvedge ID
  • Custom cowhide leather patch
  • EDWIN custom branded rivets and buttons
  • EDWIN "W" pocket arctuates 
  • Hidden fifth-pocket Selvedge ID 
  • Tobacco chainstitch construction
  • Made in Japan

Size up if you plan on washing.