- 17.5 oz. Hank Dyed Natural Indigo Japanese Selvedge denim
- Unsanforized Selvedge denim
- "Aizome" Natural Indigo
- Relax Tapered fit
- 5 button fly
- Blue selvedge ID line
- Brass copper rivets
- Hidden rivets
- Lambskin leather back patch
- Natural plant indigo dyed denim
- Leaf logo on back right pocket
- Also available in Slim Tapered and Regular Straight silhouettes
The AI in the model code of this pair reflects the word Aizome, or indigo dye. The cotton yarns (Warp & Weft) used to weave the fabric of these jeans are hank dyed in natural indigo, by dyeing craftsmen in Tokushima, Japan. With hank dyeing, the yarns are dipped repeatedly until the deep blue color of the natural indigo has settled throughout the cotton. In the case of the AI's, they have had the dipping process repeated a minimum of 25 times to establish the deep hue of Indigo blue.
The persistence that hand 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 (the dye used on the AI's are exclusively sourced from Japanese-grown Indigofera plant leaves) make natural indigo denim very special and sought after.
Available for the first time in the new favorite Relax Tapered fit, this is the one we were most excited to see this season!
*Model is pictured wearing a size 29. He weighs 59kg (130 pounds) and is 178cm (5’11”) tall.