Pure Blue Japan

Pure Blue Japan PER-EX-013-ID Indigo x Kakishibu Selvedge Jeans (Slim Tapered)

PER-EX-013-ID
  • 15oz. PBJ "Extra Slub" Selvedge Denim
  • Unsanforized denim
  • Slim Tapered fit
  • Indigo dyed warp
  • Kakishibu dyed weft
  • Embossed 5 metal button fly
  • PBJ Original hardware (buttons and rivets)
  • Raised belt loops
  • Blue Selvedge ID
  • Deerskin leather waistband patch
  • Embroidered leaf logo on back right pocket

An infusion of texture and one of our favorite naturally derived dyes, PBJ's latest lineup of five pocket jeans specially delivers slub and earthy hues. Featuring irregular yarns, the "EX" denim features an obnoxious amount of slub due to the low-tension weave of the fabric, and accentuates the streaky rain-like texture seen throughout the jeans. While the warp threads have been dyed to a deep indigo hue, it is the combination of Kakishibu (persimmon fruit) weft yarns that give these jeans the beautiful brown hue that can be seen in the fabric.

Kakishibu has a deep-rooted history in Japanese craft culture and 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 29, Raw. He weighs 62kg (147 pounds) and is 187cm (6'1") tall.

**Please note that this is an unsanforized pair of denim, and the raw version will shrink up to 10% with the first soak, and will then stretch out with wear. Learn more about Unsanforized denim through our Raw Denim Care Guide, and also through this infographic! All measurements are based on the way we measure, according to our Fit Guide.


Size - CM (Raw) Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
29 81 24.5 35 28 19 16.5 90.5
30 83 25 37 29 20 16.5 90.5
31 86 26 37 30 21 17 90.5
32 88 27 37 31 21 18 90.5
33 91 27 37 31.5 22 18.5 90.5
34 94 27.5 37 32.5 23 19 90.5
35 96 28 38 33.5 23 19 90.5
36 99 28 38 33.5 23.5 19.5 90.5
38 105 29 40 35 24.5 20.5 90.5
Size - Inches (Raw) Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
29 31.9 9.6 13.8 11.0 7.5 6.5 35.6
30 32.7 9.8 14.6 11.4 7.9 6.5 35.6
31 33.9 10.2 14.6 11.8 8.3 6.7 35.6
32 34.6 10.6 14.6 12.2 8.3 7.1 35.6
33 35.8 10.6 14.6 12.4 8.7 7.3 35.6
34 37.0 10.8 14.6 12.8 9.1 7.5 35.6
35 37.8 11.0 15.0 13.2 9.1 7.5 35.6
36 39.0 11.0 15.0 13.2 9.3 7.7 35.6
38 41.3 11.4 15.7 13.8 9.6 8.1 35.6
Size - CM (One Wash) Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
29 74 24 33.5 27.5 19 16 86
30 77 24 33.5 28 19 16 86
31 81 24.5 35 29 19.5 17 86
32 83 25 35 30 20.5 17 86
33 85 26 35 30.5 21.5 18 86
34 87 26 35 31.5 21.5 18 86
35 90 26 36 32 21.5 18 86
36 92 27 36 32.5 22.5 19 86
38 98 27 38 34 23.5 20 86
Size - Inches (One Wash) Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
29 29.1 9.4 13.2 10.8 7.5 6.3 33.9
30 30.3 9.4 13.2 11.0 7.5 6.3 33.9
31 31.9 9.6 13.8 11.4 7.7 6.7 33.9
32 32.7 9.8 13.8 11.8 8.1 6.7 33.9
33 33.5 10.2 13.8 12.0 8.5 7.1 33.9
34 34.3 10.2 13.8 12.4 8.5 7.1 33.9
35 35.4 10.2 14.2 12.6 8.5 7.1 33.9
36 36.2 10.6 14.2 12.8 8.9 7.5 33.9
38 38.6 10.6 15.0 13.4 9.3 7.9 33.9
Made in Okayama, Japan

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