- 17.5oz. Natural Indigo x Kakishibu Japanese Selvedge denim
- Unsanforized Selvedge denim
- Hank dyed Natural Indigo x Kakishibu
- Slim Tapered fit
- 5 button fly
- Blue selvedge ID line
- Brass copper rivets
- Hidden rivets
- Lambskin leather back patch
- Leaf logo on back right pocket
Pushing the limits of Hank dyed Natural Indigo, PBJ just upped the ante. With the Warp dyed by hand in Natural Indigo and the Weft dyed in natural Kakishibu (Persimmon), we can confidently say this piece once again raised the bar for the potential of hank (hand dyed using the skein dyeing method) dyed garments.
The cotton yarns used to weave the Warp of these jeans are hank dyed with natural indigo, by aging craftsmen in Tokushima, Japan. With hank dyeing, the yarns are dipped repeatedly by hand (minimum of 20 times per lot) until the deep blue color of the natural indigo has settled into the cotton threading.
The persistence that hank dyeing with natural indigo requires, guarantees a denim with a more resilient indigo color than any chemical indigo dye. The lengthy duration for the preparation of the dye, as well as a limited annual supply (only using Japanese Indigofera plant leaves) make natural indigo denim from Tokushima particularly sought after.
Kakishibu has a deep rooted history in Japanese craft culture & tradition, dating back to the early 13th century when it was first introduced to Japan from China. Annually in late August, unripe persimmon are harvested as their tannin or juice is extracted. Used as a multi-solution tool, Kakishibu was used to cure hangovers, for wood lacquering and even as a clearing agent for sake, to name only a few of the varied applications of the historic dye.
The popular 013 cut by Pure Blue Japan reflects a modern silhouette with the slim cut and tapered leg opening.
*Model is pictured wearing a size 30, Raw. He weighs 75kg (165pounds) and is 175cm (5'10") tall.