Tenue de Nimes x Big John – Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Newly Released – The Second Tenue de Nimes x Big John Collaboration

Last week saw the official announcement that Big John and Tenue de Nimes would be teaming up for a second time (following up a highly successful recent collaboration), this time releasing four different pairs of denim - one pair of shorts, one pair of chinos and two pairs of 5-pocket denim. True to form, each piece of the collaboration is well thought-out and, of course, cut from top quality denim.

Each come in very limited quantities – ranging from 17 to 24 pairs, each – with the Tenue de Nimes Col-Nem front buttons, zip flies, Big John branded buttons on the shorts and chino and Tenue de Nîmes x Big John indigo leather patches on each pair.

Tenue de Nimes x Big John Shorts

The shorts are crafted from a denim yarn spun from white and brown cotton fibres, following which a grey color dye was added, giving the finished product a dusty, weft-yarn look. This look was used often in 60′s-era European workwear.

Details

  • Name: Tenue de Nimes x Big John Shorts
  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Fit: Chino/Trouser
  • Denim: Lightweight Nep denim (2/1 twill)
  • Price: 149 Euro
  • Other:
    • Special collaborative branding
    • Limited to 17 pairs
  • Available at: Tenue de Nimes

Photos

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Photos Courtesy of Tenue de Nimes

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John Custom Chino

The chino is a denim base as well, coming from the same ‘Ruri’ denim stock as the original collaborative jean. The fit of the chino is an interesting variant on the typical chino cut, giving the pant a slim tapered fit.

Despite not being true raw denim, the jeans are washed in what Tenue de Nimes is calling a variation of the ’365 Big Wash’, a vintage-inspired, modern-day prewash technique.

Details

  • Name: Tenue de Nimes x Big John Custom Chino
  • Weight: 14.5 oz
  • Fit: Custom Chino cut
  • Denim: Japanese Ruri denim, vintage inspired “365 Big Wash”
  • Price: 329 Euro
  • Other:
    • Special collaborative branding
    • Limited to 24 pairs
  • Available at: Tenue de Nimes

Photos

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John 1968 Pocket Shape

The first of two five pocket jeans, The 1968, features 12 oz Koiai denim developed by Big John with the intention for it to resemble deadstock Cone Mills denim from 1968. This denim was first used to develop a fit for the Japanese silhouette.

The jean is called the 1968 Pocket Shape (“pocket shape” refers to the rounded shape around the thighs and bottoms) and the jean is a tight, tapered fit. The rise is in the middle of the spectrum, neither too high nor too low.

Details

  • Name: Tenue de Nimes x Big John 1968 Pocket Shape
  • Weight: 12 oz
  • Fit: Slim, Tapered Fit, Medium Rise
  • Denim: Koiai 2 denim
  • Price: 299 Euro
  • Other:
    • Special collaborative branding
    • Limited to 24 pairs
  • Available at: Tenue de Nimes

Photos

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Tenue de Nimes x Big John Kuro Selvedge

The second five pocket jean is named the Kuro, which means black in Japanese. The denim is also a 12 oz Kuro fabric, which is first dyed in indigo before being re-dyed black, a technique developed during the 17th century Edo period in Japan.

The black and indigo combination will result in a black dye fade that ends up exposing the indigo for a dark blue fade. Both pairs of jeans feature red and yellow selvedge.

Details

  • Name: Tenue de Nimes x Big John Kuro Selvedge
  • Weight: 12 oz
  • Fit: Slim Tapered Fit, Medium Rise
  • Denim: Japanese Kuro 2
  • Price: 299 Euro
  • Other:
    • Special collaborative branding
    • Limited to 24 pairs
  • Available at: Tenue de Nimes

Photos

Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released
Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released
Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released
Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released
Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released
Tenue de Nimes x Big John - Just Released

Connor

Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Connor grew an interest in raw denim thanks to the process, maturation, patience and craft that goes into each individual pair. He also writes at REPOSITORY which he started alongside Rawr founder Nick Coe.

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  • Grazfather x

    Weird to see denim with Chino pockets! Not a fan of the fits, but if I was slim enough I’d probably die trying to get a pair.

  • Suss

    Want to see those chinos raw :[

  • jon

    really like the fits but hate how they’re limited products…wtf!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hans.martin.hansgaard Hans Martin Berg Hansgaard

    How long are Big John Kuro Jeans? And do the fit like a pair of original Big John Thin Jeans?

    • Gideon

      Like 34 or 36.. I got a pair by my self.

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