AKT03 Dry Indigo 13.5oz Rainbow Selvedge Denim Regular Straight
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 OW, a washing technique predating 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.
This "Dry Indigo" is our raw offering in the afore-mentioned 13.5oz Indigo Rainbow Selvedge, sanforized to remove shrinkage. The use of long-staple cotton means these are quite comfortable during the break-in process, with a nice soft hand that will really become apparent with a bit of wear, while the shorter-staple cotton in the weft and the low-tension weaving method give the denim an inherently vintage look and feel. These are a truly bulletproof pair of quality jeans, featuring a year-round traditional denim weight, deep rope-dyed indigo with excellent aging and fading potential, authentically vintage texture and feel, finished up with masterful craftsmanship and vintage details, all packed into an absolutely killer Regular Straight fit in EDWIN's 03, a timeless and comfortable cut for all styles and individuals.
- ATK03 Regular Straight
- 13.5oz Dark Pure Indigo Rainbow Selvedge
- Dry Indigo Sanforized 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
Dry Zero By Zero: these jeans fit perfectly off the rack as EDWIN intends this fabric to be aged without washing, and suggest to dry clean. If you intend to wash these (please cold wash and hang to dry) size up once to account for shrinkage.