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Japanese Denim

What does Japanese Denim mean?

Denim imported from small Japanese companies that is known for its high quality, attention to detail, and excellent construction.

Heddels explains Japanese Denim

Japanese denim is considered by some to be the highest quality of denim available (though some favor Italy). During the economic crisis of the early 1990s, many small Japanese denim artisans began reviving vintage methods such as shuttle looms, selvage denim, and ring-spun yarn to produce specialized “boutique” jeans.

Today, Japanese denim has an almost cult-like following. It is often more expensive than other types of denim because it is created by artisans in small amounts rather than mass-produced. Japan is especially prominent in the raw denim market. Some examples of Japanese denim brands include Evisu, Edwin, and PRPS.

Additional Resources

Dry Bones Guitar Wolf Jet Jeans, a prominent Japanese denim brand:

Raw Denim Term - Japanese Denim

Source: selfedge.com

Skull Jeans 50-10 Raw Black Selvedge:

Raw Denim Term - Japanese Denim

Source: individualsole.com