The 18oz. OD+JB series has been a mainstay of the ODJB series, and makes up a core of our OD+ offerings since we first introduced the Sapphire Slub’s back in April, 2016.
Fast forward almost seven years and we’ve recently received some unfortunate news from the factory responsible for weaving our slubbed out OD+JB 18oz. Selvedge fabric. Having been strained from the start of COVID with the lack of new seamstresses entering the production line, rising raw material costs and serious supply chain setbacks have amounted to the recent shuttering of the weaving mill we were using with Japan Blue to make this textured OD+JB selvedge series.
So while we are working closely with the fam over at Japan Blue to create something special again from the yarn up, the current OD+JB series which have included the Sapphire Slub, Midnight Slub, Wine Weft, Sand Slub, etc. will be phased out of our core OD+ line up after the final current Selvedge margins we have sitting in storage are sewn.
In the case of this latest restock of the Kaijin’s we had a final five rolls (50 meters a piece) of denim left of this specific OD+JB Selvedge, of which we have managed to produce 98 pairs of jeans. This will be the final run of our ODJB017 Kaijin’s. Thank you all for the love you've shown all the jeans over the years, we are nothing but humbled by all the support you guys have given our longstanding OD+JB 18oz. Series.