With the knowledge that BIG JOHN was the first Japanese company to begin producing and selling denim, one knows that heritage runs deep with the brand. For the discerning customers that are looking for a heritage feel to their denim but want to avoid the shrink-to-fit method, look no further.
The BIG JOHN 15 oz. KIBATA-Like selvedge raw denim solves that conundrum. The unique quality of the fabric is that while it’s a 15 oz. sanforized Japanese selvedge, it’s not singed. By skipping the step of singeing the denim, the small hairs on the surface are retained and thus provide a rough texture which gives the denim the appearance of being unsanforized.
The jeans are called “KIBATA-like” because in Japanese “Kibata” means unsanforized/untreated fabric. The denim is available only in a Slim/Straight Fit and they will retail for $220.00 USD when they’re released early next year.
- Name: BIG JOHN 15 Oz. KIBATA-like Selvedge Raw Denim
- Weight: 15 Oz.
- Fabric: Sanforized Japanese selvedge denim
- Fit: Slim/Straight Fit
- Available at: BIG JOHN‘s upcoming online shop in January/February 2014 and select North American retailers for $220.00 USD