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Momotaro x Tenue de Nimes Deadstock Rope Dyed Indigo Denim

Fair warning, if the heading of this article caught your fancy, you may want to click through to the Tenue de Nimes webshop straight away, because this collaboration was limited to just 10 pieces. Since Tenue de Nimes began with their series of collaborative jeans with some of the world’s best brands, Momotaro was always one of the brands they were looking to work with.

Last winter, the two dug through the archives in Kojima, Okayama to unearth this dead-stock, synthetic indigo 13 Oz. cotton denim which had been hand rope-dyed. Given the white core yarns and the instability of the synthetic indigo, these are going to be one of the quickest fading jeans on the market.


Dead-stock, synthetic indigo 13 Oz. cotton denim

This jean is truly the collaboration of two industry maestros, and given the limited availability will likely to be very difficult to get a hold of. The combination of the rapid potential for fades, the excellent craftsmanship and history as well as the on-point fit make this an attractive option for those who love a great pair of raw denim.

The jean is cut in a slim fit with a straight leg and medium rise, and features a button fly as well as an indigo-blue line selvedge. For a little extra explanation of what makes the rope-dying feature particularly attractive, we turn to the words of Tenue de Nimes co-founder Menno who had this to say:

We are therefore very pleased to share our latest collaboration, made from a dead-stock, synthetic indigo 13oz organic cotton fabric that has been rope-dyed by hand. The core of the yarn remains white which, together with the instability of the indigo, makes these jeans fade very fast. Hand-dyeing in chemical indigo is something that rarely ever happens. The main reason for this is that the masses prefer stable ‘synthetic’ dyeing, done by machines, because it gives a more consistent result.


  • Name: Tenue de Nimes x Momotaro Deadstock Rope-Dyed Indigo
  • Weight: 13 oz.
  • Fit: Slim cut, Straight Leg, Mid-Rise
  • Denim: Deadstock organic cotton fabric, rope-dyed by hand with synthetic indigo
  • Additional Details:
    • Limited to 10 pairs
    • Custom Momotaro x TdN deerskin patch
    • Button fly
    • Inconsistent indigo
    • Rapid fade
    • Indigo-blue selvedge line
    • Hidden selvedge on coin pocket
  • Available at: Tenue de Nimes for €299.90





Indigo Blue Selvedge



Momotaro x Tenue de Nimes Deadstock Rope Dyed Indigo Denim

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