Japanese Denim Jeans


There are many reasons why we love Japanese Denim. When buying jeans the 2 most important things are fabric then fit. The production of Japanese Denim is the idea of creating something with true meaning and great quality that actually gets better over time. Every detail is thoughtfully considered, from the hardware, to our zip fly closure. 

When digging into the history of Jeans it was the working class and miners who initially wore jeans in the U.S. It was not until after World War II and the film Rebel Without a Cause was released, starring a young James Dean that jeans became a symbol and the representation of the youth rebellion. The jeans hype soon escalated and travelled all the way to Japan. The Japanese fascination with American jeans and with their culture constantly being in search of perfection, it didn’t take long before the jeans production in Japan skyrocketed.  

 

A color stitched selvedge stripe lining the inseam is popular in Japanese Denim 

 

It all started in the city of Kojima in the prefecture of Okayama. A small island in the Sea of Hyûga also referred to as the “Holy Land of Jeans.”
Initially, the Okayama prefecture had a strong reputation of producing socks and cloths used for the traditional kimono belts, as well as the production of traditional Samurai pants. The Okayama prefecture had been the go-to place in terms of these garments all the way back to the 16th century. With trends shifting and demand decreasing, while the demand for jeans were exploding. The production of jeans started in Kojima, Okayama. 

Japanese denim has become world renowned for their perfection in terms of quality. The jeans are being made the original way jeans were initially made: woven on old looms and using natural dye. The Japanese has stuck to the original way of creating jeans, making them unparalleled in the premium jeans industry.