The Momotaro 0405-V High Tapered Jean in 15.7oz Vintage Indigo Denim looks like a really good jean for practically anyone who likes their denim on the tapered side. Whether you’re new to the game and eager to break in your first pair, you’re a collector of all things raw denim and want to add another solid fit to the pile — or you just need a new pair of jeans — this is a heavy taper done right by one of Japan’s most revered denim brands.
A high taper is one of the more versatile tapered fits, and the 0405-V from Momo seems to be no different, thanks to the ample room in the top block paired with a nice strong taper toward the hem. This high-rise fit will sit comfortably at your hips and give you some room in the thigh, which, if sized properly, will result in a pair of jeans that you’ll keep reaching for. A small leg opening means you’re not dragging around any extra fabric and can pair the jeans with all your favorite footwear without having to think too much about cuffing.
The 15.7oz indigo warp/natural weft Selvedge deployed on these is woven in Japan and inspired by vintage fabrics. Its sanforized AKA pre-shrunk, composed of 100% Zimbabwe-sourced organic cotton, and comes adorned with the devilish details we know and love from Momotaro: signature peach-colored selvedge ID, pink inseam thread, metal button fly, jacquard-woven pocket bags, selvedge detail on the coin pocket, and a branded leather waist patch.
Available for $295 at Division Road