- 11oz. Nep x Nep Selvedge denim
- 100% cotton / 100% cotton thread construction
- Sanforized Japanese Selvedge denim
- CIRCLE Tapered silhouette
- Japan Blue Original antique gold metal hardware (Rivets & Buttons)
- 5 metal button fly with Japan Blue debossing
- Heavyweight indigo vat dyed waistband leather patch featuring the OD + JB collaborative logo
- Indigo Paisley jacquard fabric pocket bags
With the latest featherweight denim taking cues from last year's ODJB016 "Dog Days", we aptly named our latest lightweight foray with the boys from Japan Blue as Futago (twin in Japanese), or "Dog Days Futago". Sharing a similar DNA make up to the original Dog Days denim, rather than trying to kick that texture further into overdrive (pretty much impossible considering the level of Nep that denim featured), we decided to take a more subtle approach to this twin denim. The über soft hand feel has the heavy mix of an organic Indian cotton in the composition to thank, with the rest of the composition made up of US cotton resulting in the heavy Nep aesthetic. The yarn itself, with the variance in the dyeing process, also hits a slightly lighter hue of blue than its predecessor.
Having just enough fabric left from the roll to complete the 200 pocket bags necessary for the 100 pairs of jeans, we opted to use this Indigo Paisley Jacquard fabric that we had previously considered for a shirting collaboration. The paisley print is understated, and will only really pop under sunlight. A little piece of indigo beauty we wanted to weave into the design of this denim to keep to yourself.
The CIRCLE Tapered switches out the usual straight waistband pattern, opting for a waistband rounded for an ergonomical fit. As a result, these medium-high rise jeans offer more space than your average slim cut, giving more leeway around the waist and thighs, whilst maintaining an overall clean & modern aesthetic. The featherweight 11oz. Selvedge seemed like a perfect marriage with this new versatile Tapered fit.
The devil is in the details, and the details on this pair had to stay simple to highlight the fabric, but speak volumes to add a bit of color to the otherwise simple tonal stitching construction. Taking the usual thick Natural Tochigi Cowhide leather that we’ve used for our previous collaborations with Japan Blue, each patch is vat dyed in Indigo to give it the deep hue of blue that will fade in tandem with the jeans. The pocket bags feature an Indigo dyed Paisley jacquard fabric, evoking summer feels through an indigo lens. JB original hardware is used through the pair, and the welcomed addition of raised belt loops as a first for JB.
*Model is pictured wearing a size 32. He weighs 79kg (174 pounds) and is 185cm (6'0") tall.