In a world rife with heavily tapered jeans that cling to the thighs that saran wrap, Negative Denim has popped up with a pair of wide boys that have all the bells and whistles of the aforementioned skinny selvedge releases. A new brand Collect Group—the umbrella that covers Momotaro and Japan Blue —Negative Denim is striving to put a new slant on the raw denim scene and its ND-PT001 Jean proves just that.
The ND-PT001 is cut with a full leg that has a subtle taper towards the hem to allow for easy pairing with sneakers and boots alike. They’re made in Japan from 13.5 oz. sanforized Japanese selvedge denim that’s indigo rope-dyed 32 times. Most brands rope dye their denim around 16 times, but Negative doubled down to achieve the deepest possible indigo whilst retaining a natural—colored weft to allow for electrifying fades.
Each pair is finished with a YKK zip fly and an innovative ‘coin pocket’ that has been scaled up to fit a smartphone.
Available for $235 from Okayama Denim