Measurements (size 30): waist 32″, rise 10″, thigh 11″, knee 8″, hem, 6.75, inseam 36.

Fabric: 16.5oz Sanforized COLLECT selvedge from Shinya mills. The slub in the warp and weft create a nice crosshatching effect. Woven on a vintage shuttle loom. Warp is rope-dyed pure indigo with a white weft. 100% cotton from USA and Australia.



  • Thick fabric Japan Blue original striped pocket bags
  • Japan Blue custom engraved brass “Antique Gold” buttons
  • Custom brass rivets
  • 5 Button fly
  • Red and white selvedge ID
  • Peekaboo watch pocket selvedge
  • Tanner Goods cowhide leather patch
  • Chainstitched lower waistband, yoke and hems
  • Bartacks on back pockets instead of rivets
  • Orange stitching
  • Blue inseam stitching

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First Impressions: I love this fabric, it is very similar to the fabric used on Naked & Famous’s Elephant 5. Solid construction and clean stitching. If you are just getting into raw Japanese denim, Japan Blue should definitely be one of your first buys.

Fit: The waist fits but the top block and thighs are very tight. A slight taper from the knee to hem. I personally prefer the High Tapered fit from JB. That cut has enough room in the top block and thighs and a stronger taper from the knees to the hem.

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