Pure Blue Japan Black Coated BKCT-013 – Just Released

Masters of slub, Pure Blue Japan, have just released a new model in the same fit as their slim tapered XX-013. The jean features a black paint-like coating layered on top of the indigo denim, giving it an initial waxy sheen.

Regular wear will give the jean a multilayered fade as the indigo yarns and ultimately their white cores break through the the black coating (see PBJ’s fade sample below). This is only a one-off from PBJ’s normal lineup and it’s unsure which western retailers will stock it so stay tuned if you’re looking to get black and blue.

For more information, check out Pure Blue Japan’s website.


  • Name: Pure Blue Japan BKCT-013
  • Weight: 13.5oz.
  • Fabric: Black coated 100% cotton rope-indigo dyed selvedge denim
  • Fit: Slim Tapered
  • Unique Details:
    • Fading black coating
    • Pure Blue Japan indigo leaf on back pocket
  • MSRP: Japanese retail 23,000 Yen (roughly $230 USD)