Please note that all of the listed measurements for jeans on our website are based on a weighted average of multiple pairs and sizes. As the products we carry all have a handmade aspect to them during production, no two pieces of the same product will be exactly the same size.
The general sizing of the clothing we carry at Okayama Denim may be a more slim and tapered fit than similar sized clothing from Western brands (i.e. a tagged size 33 waist from one of the Japanese brands we carry, fits like a size 32 in most international denim brands).
Measuring your Jeans:
With all of the Unsanforized or Raw denim we carry, please note that the denim will slightly adjust in size according to the body and daily activities of the user. We advise against any washing before at least 50 wears. More importantly, for unsanforized denim we suggest to allow the natural creasing and fading to appear before considering washing. Many aficionados will wear their raw denim everyday for at least six months before carefully washing their jeans by hand.
*Once washed, raw denim will shrink between 2.5-5 cm (1-2inches) around the waist, about 8 cm (3 inches) on the inseam of the jeans. Please be careful of this fact when selecting the right size for your raw denim.
Washed denim is generally true to size and will not shrink significantly, as is the case with unsanforized. This fabric, typically referred to as One Wash or Sanforized, is pre-shrunk and will shrink only minimally after the first wash.