Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg

$375.00

IN THE (translated) WORDS OF HISASHI MORISHIMA, FOUNDER AND DESIGNER OF BONCOURA: "The 66 model was a pair of jeans that I was able to buy brand new at the time, and I wore them regularly. Vintage American denim pants from that era exhibit individual differences not only due to the variations related to their age. To put it positively, these differences add character, but negatively, they could be seen as a lack of precision in the stitching.

Unlike our XX model, the 66 model features a slightly tapered silhouette, where even minor distinctions made a significant difference. From my experience of wearing hundreds of pairs, I drew inspiration for crafting the ideal model I wanted to wear, one that offered the cleanest silhouette irrespective of the specific model.

While essentially following the details observed in the 66 model, I went the extra mile by creating numerous samples, particularly focusing on the silhouette when viewed from the back, especially aiming for a beautiful hip line. This meticulous process resulted in the creation of BONCOURA 66."

DETAILS OF THE BONCOURA 66 JEAN MODEL IN THE WORDS OF HISASHI MORISHIMA, EDITED FOR CLARITY BY SELF EDGE: While the original '66 jean mainly uses poly-core thread for sewing, BONCOURA uses 100% cotton thread for sewing. Consequently, it allows you to savor the aging process, inclusive of stitching threads not present in vintage '66 jeans. Stitching thread colors remain rooted in the classic orange of the era, with a touch of yellow introduced to emphasize the design aspect. Stitch counts range from 20 to 50, varying depending on the area. The waistband features a chainstitch, with a width notably broader than the XX. The rivets are the cap type. The fabric weight measures 15oz per square yard pre-wash.

The distinctive feature of BONCOURA '66 is its silhouette. It evokes the sense of the '60s Ivy League and preppy fashion, where jeans transcended from workwear to the realm of style. The jeans boast a slightly tapered feel, a carefully calculated taper that adapts to the wearer, the occasion, and various outfit choices, making it the classic choice for all BONCOURA denim enthusiasts.

Specifications
15oz Japanese Selvedge Denim Pure Indigo Rope-Dyed Warp Yarns Natural Untreated Weft Yarns 100% Cotton Constructional Threads Custom Produced Goldenrod Constructional Threads Constructional Thread Stitch Count: Variable 20-50 Chainstitched Waistband & Hem Custom Boncoura Cap Rivets Lightly Rinsed (shrinkage is minimal if cold washed and air/line dried) Made in Japan Straight Tapered Fit
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Hemming (optional)
You can have your jeans hemmed with a vintage Union Special Chainstitching Machine at Self Edge. Enjoy the same look found on vintage jeans and all jeans from our Japanese manufacturers by retaining the chainstitched hem by having your jeans hemmed by us on our vintage Union Special 43200g Chainstitching machine. With a chainstitch your hem will form a beautiful roping effect over time due to the opposite pull of denim during regular wear and washing/shrinking. Wabi-Sabi Indeed. By clicking the “Add to Cart” button you agree to waive all rights to exchange/return this product. Please pay close attention to the measurements and notes for the jeans you are purchasing.
SIZE CHART
Size 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 38 40
Waist 28.5" 29.5" 30.5" 31.5" 33" 33.5" 34.5" 36" 38" 39"
Inseam 30" 30" 30" 30.25" 30" 30.25" 30" 30" 30" 30"
Thigh 10.75" 10.75" 11.25" 11.5" 12" 12.5" 12.5" 13" 13.25" 14"
Knee 8.5" 8.5" 8.75" 8.75" 9" 9" 9" 9" 9.25" 9.5"
Leg Opening 7.5" 7.5" 7.75" 7.75" 8" 8" 8" 8" 8.25" 8.5"
Front Rise 11" 11.25" 11.25" 11.5" 11.5" 11.75" 11" 75" 11.75" 12"
Back Rise 14.75" 14.75" 15" 15.25" 15.25" 15.5" 15.75" 16" 16.25" 16.75"

IN THE (translated) WORDS OF HISASHI MORISHIMA, FOUNDER AND DESIGNER OF BONCOURA: "The 66 model was a pair of jeans that I was able to buy brand new at the time, and I wore them regularly. Vintage American denim pants from that era exhibit individual differences not only due to the variations related to their age. To put it positively, these differences add character, but negatively, they could be seen as a lack of precision in the stitching.

Unlike our XX model, the 66 model features a slightly tapered silhouette, where even minor distinctions made a significant difference. From my experience of wearing hundreds of pairs, I drew inspiration for crafting the ideal model I wanted to wear, one that offered the cleanest silhouette irrespective of the specific model.

While essentially following the details observed in the 66 model, I went the extra mile by creating numerous samples, particularly focusing on the silhouette when viewed from the back, especially aiming for a beautiful hip line. This meticulous process resulted in the creation of BONCOURA 66."

DETAILS OF THE BONCOURA 66 JEAN MODEL IN THE WORDS OF HISASHI MORISHIMA, EDITED FOR CLARITY BY SELF EDGE: While the original '66 jean mainly uses poly-core thread for sewing, BONCOURA uses 100% cotton thread for sewing. Consequently, it allows you to savor the aging process, inclusive of stitching threads not present in vintage '66 jeans. Stitching thread colors remain rooted in the classic orange of the era, with a touch of yellow introduced to emphasize the design aspect. Stitch counts range from 20 to 50, varying depending on the area. The waistband features a chainstitch, with a width notably broader than the XX. The rivets are the cap type. The fabric weight measures 15oz per square yard pre-wash.

The distinctive feature of BONCOURA '66 is its silhouette. It evokes the sense of the '60s Ivy League and preppy fashion, where jeans transcended from workwear to the realm of style. The jeans boast a slightly tapered feel, a carefully calculated taper that adapts to the wearer, the occasion, and various outfit choices, making it the classic choice for all BONCOURA denim enthusiasts.

Specifications
15oz Japanese Selvedge Denim Pure Indigo Rope-Dyed Warp Yarns Natural Untreated Weft Yarns 100% Cotton Constructional Threads Custom Produced Goldenrod Constructional Threads Constructional Thread Stitch Count: Variable 20-50 Chainstitched Waistband & Hem Custom Boncoura Cap Rivets Lightly Rinsed (shrinkage is minimal if cold washed and air/line dried) Made in Japan Straight Tapered Fit
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
Boncoura Japanese Selvedge Indigo Jeans - ’66 Straight Lightly-Tapered Leg
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