Blending heritage denim with unexpected details, the Japan Blue x Denimio JKD-1001 is a balanced garment ready to be faded. Untraditionally, they’ve started with a black on black 14oz. denim with the selvedge detail running up the inside of the placket. Sulphur dyed, it’ll smell a bit like eggs at first, but that’ll go away with wear and wash. Besides, the sulphur dye means it’ll fade just like their indigo counterparts, so you’ll still get some honeycombs and whiskers.
They’ve gone with a Type II style but have added a few collaborative touches to the mix that are only appreciated upon closer inspection. They’ve lined the body and sleeves with an olive paisley fabric, taking a cue from the late 1960s. And, just to mix it up even more, the signature Type II breast pockets are lined with duck canvas.
Available for $318 at Denimio.