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Japan Blue Jeans’ New Line – Indigo Man

Obsessed with producing the best possible fabric, Japan Blue Jeans, run under the same umbrella company that owns Okayama’s Momotaro Jeans; is releasing a new blue-hued line called Indigo Man.

According to Japan Blue’s Mr. Kishimoto, this line will focus more on the denim fabric itself:

By focusing more on the fabric, we mean that we’ve as much as possible stayed away from unnecessary features and ornaments in order to allow our customers to enjoy the fading process 100%.

It’s all in the details, but after all, what we see and what we feel looking at a pair of jeans is the addition of tons of tiny features. For example, these jeans have a more subtle greencast stitching that won’t contrast with the fabric like the typical orange. Same idea with the leather patch, which is blue as well and blends into the rest of the jeans.

The jeans come in typical indigo warp/white weft (JB0601) as well as a double sulfur dyed (JB0625). This piece’s color wasn’t obtained via indigo dying but sulfur dying, which, Mr. Kishimoto tells us, to a lot of people in our niche is a counter-intuitive method because there is no fading effect happening or at most extremely slowly.

But patina wasn’t the driving idea for this product. It was more about finding the perfect blue, or “kon” (紺, which holds an important place in Japanese culture) and producing a more classical and versatile pair of jeans.

Details

JB0601

  • Product NameVintage Selvedge
  • Fabric – US Cotton
  • Weight – 14.8oz
  • Fit – High-tapered with narrow leg opening
  • Available for $125 at Okayama Denim

JB0625

  • Product NameDouble Sulfur Selvedge
  • Fabric – Cotton blend
  • Weight – 13.5oz
  • Fit – High-tapered with narrow leg opening
  • Available for $125 at Okayama Denim