Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (3 years, Washes Unknown)
Putting Pure Blue Japan back in the spotlight after taking up two spots in 5 Pairs of Raw Denim Done Differently, here’s an example of why you should consider Pure Blue Japan. The XX-007 denim is an amazing piece of work itself with its unorthodox slubby indigo dyed warp and weft (traditionally, the warp is dyed and the weft is undyed). Also, superfuture member, stukovxx, showcases the potential of this denim very well. Read more about the denim below.
With any Fade Friday, the photo quality and lighting make the jeans much more tantalizing (see 5 Tips for Raw Denim Photography), so take note on a great combination of beautifully worn-in jeans and stunning photography.
- Name: Pure Blue Japan XX-007
- Weight: 14 oz.
- Denim: Original Japanese slubby texture selvedge denim. The XX-007 fabric is from a series of denim by Pure Blue Japan that are all woven using the same single shuttle loom machine which was manipulated and rigged to create a unique loose and uneven weave, and only for use by Pure Blue Japan. The XX-007 is done on one machine which must be shared and divided into small productions of each denim from the series throughout the year. Because of this, the productions are small and infrequent which make these denims much more special and unique. The XX-007 uses genuine indigo dyed warp and weft yarns to create a solid blue indigo jean. The cores of these threads and yarns remain undyed since the indigo does not fully penetrate to the centers. This allows for contrast fading similar to that of traditional blue jeans but with a unique blue overcast (source: blueingreensoho.com).
- Fit: Slim straight
- Length of Wear: 3 years
- Number of washes: Unknown. I imagine there weren’t too many washes because the jeans remain dark in most regions. As you know: with more washes, there will be more overall indigo loss.