The internet may have us all glued to our cell phones 24/7, but it really can lead to some great things. In this instance, denim blogger and enthusiast, The Denim Hound, has linked up with Japanese denim label, Kojima Genes, to design a pair of super limited raw denim jeans christened the Bridge 1.
The Los Angeles-based Denim Hound has been shining a light on quality denim labels and their jeans for some time now, and his devotion to the raw denim world has paid off with this incredible opportunity. In a bid to create a jean that will resonate with denim heads of all ilks, The Denim Hound opted for a clean cut jean with a host of super subtle details. Coming in Kojima Genes’ popular slim-tapered cut, these jeans are constructed from a 13oz. sanforized deep indigo selvedge denim with a rich, grainy texture. The yarns for this denim are dipped in indigo quickly before allowing the indigo to oxidize, preventing the core from being saturated. The process is repeated several times, resulting in an almost-black indigo that should fade to a high contrast.
With such stealthy dark denim and a sleek, clean cut, the devil really is in the details in this project. The yoke lining and pocket bags are made from a cotton copper and black sashiko fabric, and the vegetable-tanned leather waist patch—made by Pigeon Tree Crafting—has been hand-dipped in indigo “taco style” to achieve a unique patch that will yield a varying patina. In addition, the jean has been finished with extra-durable tucked belt loops, raised back pockets, and flush copper rivets.
Each pair comes complete with tonal arcuates that depict the Golden Gate Bridge and its sister, the Great Seto Bridge in Kojima, Okayama, symbolically bridging the gap between the two cities known for their jeans.
Available on a pre-order basis from Atrium SF for $199.