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Pure Blue Japan

Pure Blue Japan AI-003 17.5 Hank Dyed Natural Indigo Jean - Slim Tapered

$670.00

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Size Chart

Size 2930313233343638
Waist29.5"30"32"32.5"34"34.5"36"39"
Inseam35.5"35.5"35.5"35.5"35.5"35.5"35.5"35.5"
Thigh11.2"11.75"1.75"12"12.5"12.7"13.25"13.9"
Knee7.6"7.8"7.8"8.2"8.5"8.7"9.2"9.5"
Leg Opening6.8"6.8"7.2"7.25"7.6"7.7"8.1"8.5"
Front Rise10"10.25"10.5"10.75"10.8"11"11.25"11.8"
Back Rise14.2"14.5"14.5"15"15.25"15.25"15.4"16"

For this new Pure Blue Japan natural indigo dyed jean PBJ has made one of the heaviest weight fabrics we've seen using this dying technique. Normally a jean like this will top out at about 16oz but they've produced one which clocks in at 17.5oz.

This jean is made of 100% natural indigo dyed yarns which were hank-dyed to produce a very deep indigo shade which cannot be replicated using modern dying methods and synthetic dyes. There are a small handful of natural indigo dying masters left in Japan and to say that they work slowly is an understatement. Massive care is taken when preparing the natural indigo dye bath and then the dying the skeins of yarn. Once the yarn is dyed it is then woven into denim on a shuttle loom yielding an extremely uneven texture which brings out the great deep indigo shade hidden within the fabric.

Disclaimer: These jeans are made of unsanforized denim, when washed the denim will shrink 1" in the waist, 2.5" in the length (inseam), and approximately .3" in the thigh/knee/leg opening/rise. Please keep this in mind when choosing your size. The denim will also stretch in the waist up to 1" after approximately 30 wears.


  • 17.5oz Hank-Dyed Natural Indigo Japanese Selvedge Denim (unsanforized)
  • Medium Blue Selvedge ID
  • Lambskin Leather Patch
  • Button Fly
  • Made in Japan
  • Slim Tapered