- Raw denim versions of this jacket are an OD Exclusive
- 17.5oz. "Double" Natural Indigo Sanforized Japanese Selvedge denim
- Slim Fit
- Type II Silhouette
- Hank dyed Natural Deep Indigo
- Hand warmer pockets
- Large Coated Iron buttons with embossing
- Blue Selvedge ID edge
- Double Needle Chainstitching construction
- Chest pockets reinforced by rivets
- Black lamsbskin leather patch
- Leaf logo on side seam
Pushing the limits of Hank dyed Natural Indigo, PBJ just upped the ante. With both Warp and Weft dyed by hand in Natural Indigo, we can confidently say this piece just epitomized Natural Indigo in all its glory.
The cotton yarns used to weave the fabric of this jacket 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.
Describing this fabric without feeling it in person is close to impossible, but we will do the best we can. Imagine a hue of indigo close to the XX-012, with the irregularity and slub of the AI series, and feel of fabric similar to the KS-013.
*A Size 4 is featured in the pictures. Model weighs 99kg (218 pounds) and is 193cm (6'4") tall.
**This Jacket is available in Raw denim that has already undergone the Sanforization process. Although Sanforized, the jacket will shrink, as suggested in the Pre & Post Wash measurements below.