- 13.5oz Cote D'Ivoire Selvedge denim
- 100% Cote D'Ivoire cotton
- Sanforized Japanese Selvedge denim
- Slim Tapered Fit
- 5 Brass button fly with Japan Blue debossing
- Red Selvedge ID + Green/Orange/White Selvedge ID
- Blue Inseam cotton thread
- Antique Gold Rivets
- Japan Blue Pocket bags highlighting denim details
- JB Cowhide leather patch
When Japan Blue executes (as they have been doing, season after season), the result is always pleasing and exhilarating for any denimhead. They manage to keep pushing the boundaries in true Japanese character, while still maintaining the basis and beauty of Raw Selvedge denim.
The JBCD0463 were planned well in advance prior to the release in late 2014, and there was even an extensive press release solely for these jeans, with play by play footage covered by the local media. These jeans are special and unique to say the least - with cotton sourced from the Ivory Coast in Western Africa. The reason behind the aggressive search by the JB 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. Because cotton is hand picked in Cote 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).
Additionally, using this particular hand-picked fabric gives a positive boost to the dying cotton industry of Cote D'Ivoire, and the JB team have gone to lengths to create a system where a portion of the profits from this model are appropriated to the development fund of Cote D'Ivoire.
The Slim Tapered nature of these will taper starting from the thigh and will go all the way down to the leg opening. Compared to the Slim jeans of Japan Blue, there is more room in the thigh and rise as it is a middle rise. Featuring details that we have come to expect, like the hidden selvedge coin pocket and rope dyed indigo fabric, while also retaining special unique details like gold antique rivets and a waistband leather patch made exclusively by the Japan Blue brand specifically for this collaborative effort.
*Model is pictured wearing a size 32. He weighs 68kg (148pounds) and is 176cm (5’10”) tall.
**This pair of Japan Blue jeans comes with an original Japan Blue Flasher with the details of the Cote D'Ivoire jeans.
***Kindly note that new production runs of this style do not include the white rayon tag on the back pocket, and the product code on the waistband leather patch may appear slightly different from the listed code on site.