First released in 2014, the JBCD0463 was planned well in advance of it's initial release date. These jeans are special and unique to say the least, with cotton sourced from the Côte d'Ivoire in Western Africa. The reason behind the aggressive search by the Japan Blue team to find cotton from a new locality is derived from the ideology of taking blue jeans back to their origins, over 150 years ago. Since cotton is hand picked in Côte d'Ivoire, the fabric reflects the painstaking work applied to the curation of the cotton (much of the mass produced cotton used today is picked using modern machines). The cotton used for these jeans has very long staples, which gives the denim a unique texture. Since the cotton has been harvested and picked without the use of machines, the cotton comes in a form that is much closer to its natural and original state. Additionally, using this particular hand-picked fabric gives a positive boost to the dying cotton industry of Côte d'Ivoire, and the Japan Blue team have gone to lengths to create a system where a portion of the profits from this model are appropriated to a development fund in Côte d'Ivoire.
Japan Blue's Tapered fit is slim in the top block, has a medium rise, enough room in the thigh to be comfortable, and begins to taper from the upper thigh all the way to the leg opening. It is flattering on all body types and is Japan Blue's most popular cut.
- A bit of leeway is given from the thighs to the knees, then towards the hem it is tapered narrow.
- 13.5oz Côte d'Ivoire selvedge denim fabric
- 5 Brass button fly with Japan Blue debossing
Selvedge ID reflects the colours of the national flags - Red selvedge ID + Green/Orange/White selvedge ID
- Hidden selvedge coin pocket
- Cotton woven ID on back pocket
- Blue Inseam cotton thread
- Antique Gold Rivets
- Japan Blue Pocket bags highlighting denim details
- Japan Blue cowhide leather patch
- 100% Côte d'Ivoire cotton
- Made in Japan
** Eligible for free shipping within Canada **
Important Note: Every denim product will lose colour. This is due to the special indigo dying process. After several washes, the losing of colour will be less and will stop over time. Some helpful advise:
- When washing, close the zipper and fasten all buttons and always turn the jeans inside out. Wash separately. When drying, hang the jeans (preferabbly in shade) inside out and let the jeans dry naturally.
- Pay attention when you sit on light surfaces
- Be careful with wearing light clothes (i.e. underwear). Body warmth may cause denim to fade out