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Lean Dean Fukuyama Selvedge

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Slim-fit jeans with a tapered leg, made from exceptional Japanese selvedge denim that has a history dating back to the 1800s. Japan unquestionably produces the finest denim in the world. In fact, it is a reasonable claim that Japan crafts the most exceptional denim. This orange-line selvedge from Kurabo Mills in Fukuyama exemplifies the excellence of Japanese denim. Dipped 12 times in pure indigo, meticulously woven on vintage shuttle looms, and weighing 12.5 oz, it may initially appear average. However, this is far from your ordinary denim.

Japanese denim mills are renowned for their remarkable ability to recreate denim from bygone eras. This denim is a faithful reproduction of goldmine-era denim discovered in an abandoned mine on the west coast of the USA, with origins dating back to the late 1800s. True to the standards of its time, the denim possesses a rustic texture characterized by long, irregular yarn slubs and a deep, pure indigo tone. As the denim ages, the slubs contribute to irregular vertical streakiness and a distinctive salt-and-pepper grain. In areas where abrasions occur, the white core of the yarns is revealed, creating a contrasting highlight against the preserved deep indigo tones. What sets this denim apart from its historical counterpart is its incorporation of stretch. Recreating stretch denim from old rustic denim poses a challenge, as it tends to contract and become more compact. However, Kurabo has masterfully crafted this denim on vintage shuttle looms, combining the standards of the past with the innovations of today. These exceptional qualities pay homage to the expertise of Japanese denim artisans, who possess a deep understanding of both the old and the new. Designed for the present while undoubtedly destined to become tomorrow's vintage.

  • 99% organic cotton 1% elastane
  • 12.5 oz. comfort stretch selvedge denim from Kurabo, Japan.
  • Tobacco thread at seams
  • Off white back pocket embroidery
  • Copper trims
  • Zip fly
  • Jacron patch
  • Slim fit
  • Mid waist
  • Tapered leg
  • Slim leg opening
  • Made in Italy