The OD+JB 18oz. "Kaijin Slub" Selvedge Jeans

January 26, 2021

Developing fabrics from scratch has always been our passion. Rewinding back to the third quarter of 2020, we were first graced with our first fabric sample from Japan Blue featuring a watery tone hue of blue which was the beginning of the process of creating the "Kaijin" Jeans.
Evocative of crashing waves and rough seas, thematically we decided that our latest heavyweight collaboration model pay homage to 海神 (Kai-Jin) or Sea God in Japanese.
Throughout history, the Sea has always been heralded as a precarious expanse of the unknown and various deities of mythologies around the world have been worshipped through time.

Historically, Japanese mythology has revered many deities of the sea both in Shinto and Buddhist circles. For instance in Shintoism, Susanoo (スサノオ), is heralded as the deity of the sea and storms with stories portraying him as a multifaceted deity exhibiting both good and bad characteristics. For instance, while some folklore regarded his somewhat petulant and short-tempered nature the catalyst of violent storms at sea, contradictory tales of heroism including one such story of a sea serpent being slayed at his hands link him to fruitful crop harvests in Japan.

Featured in a sanforized 18oz. fabric milled by the crew over at Collect, the jeans are cut in JB's High Tapered silhouette which offer ample room in the rises and thigh but maintain a clean modern taper in the leg.
Thematically sticking to the color of the weft, the light blue tone stitching can been seen at various points of the jeans.
Complete with all original JB hardware and the return of the OD+JB vat dyed extra thick Tochigi Leather Cowhide waistband leather patch.
For that little detail to keep for yourself, we opted for 6oz. Indigo Oxford fabric pocket bags which we hope you will enjoy the fading process of as much as the jeans!
Sizing
*Model is pictured wearing a size 28. He weighs 59kg (130 pounds) and is 178cm (5’11”) tall.
Size - CM Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
28 74 25.5 35 27.5 21 16 89
29 76 26.5 36 28 21.5 16 89
30 78 27 36.5 29 22 16.5 89
31 82 27.5 37 29.5 22.5 17 89
32 84 28 37.5 30.5 23 17.5 89
33 87 28.5 38.5 31.5 23.5 18 89
34 89 29 39 32 24 18.5 89
36 94 30 40 33.5 25 19 89
38 97 31 41 35 26 20 89
40 104 32.5 42 37.5 27 21 89
Size - Inches Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
28 29.1 10 13.8 10.8 8.3 6.3 35
29 29.9 10.4 14.2 11 8.5 6.3 35
30 30.7 10.6 14.4 11.4 8.7 6.5 35
31 32.3 10.8 14.6 11.6 8.9 6.7 35
32 33.1 11 14.8 12 9.1 6.9 35
33 34.3 11.2 15.2 12.4 9.3 7.1 35
34 35 11.4 15.4 12.6 9.4 7.3 35
36 37 11.8 15.7 13.2 9.8 7.5 35
38 38.2 12.2 16.1 13.8 10.2 7.9 35
40 40.9 12.8 16.5 14.8 10.6 8.3 35
 
 

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