Pure Blue Japan

Pure Blue Japan Natural Indigo x Kakishibu Type III Selvedge Jacket

  • Raw denim versions of this jacket are an OD Exclusive
  • 17.5oz. Natural Indigo x Kakishibu Sanforized Japanese Selvedge denim
  • Slim Fit
  • Type III Silhouette
  • Natural Indigo warp x Natural Kakishibu dyed weft
  • Hank dyed Natural Indigo x Kakishibu
  • Hand warmer pockets
  • Large Coated Iron buttons with embossing
  • Blue Selvedge ID edge
  • Double Needle Chainstitching construction
  • Lambskin leather patch
  • Leaf logo on side seam

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 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.

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. 

*Model is pictured wearing a size 4. He weighs 79kg (174 pounds) and is 185cm (6'0") tall.

**This Jacket is available in Raw denim that has already undergone the Sanforization process.

Size - CM (Raw) Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
2 102 42 65.5 63
3 106 44 68 64
4 112 47 70.5 65
5 118 49 73.5 66
6 124 53 76.5 67.5
Size - Inches (Raw) Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
2 40.2 16.5 25.8 24.8
3 41.7 17.3 26.8 25.2
4 44.1 18.5 27.8 25.6
5 46.5 19.3 28.9 26
6 48.8 20.9 30.1 26.6

Fabric Hank Dyed in Tokushima, Japan
Fabric milled & garment sewn in Okayama, Japan


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