Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

P.B.J. Any denim-head worth his (or her!) salt knows that those three letters hold much more significance than a childhood favourite food. Within the major Japanese denim labels, Pure Blue Japan has made a name for themselves as a brand able to walk the fine line between innovation and tradition.

While PBJ denim is known to be one of the more stubborn varieties (similar to Eternal), in our experience they consistently produce rock-solid jeans that fade beautifully. Frankly, we have yet to see a pair of PBJ jeans that disappoint.

While this is the second time we’ve dedicated a Fade Friday to a pair of Pure Blue Japan’s XX-007 model (the first having been almost a year ago), this pair is quite different from the first.

After a year of regular wear, bd604’s jeans have less overall contrast and more of a natural, wabi-sabi feel to them, owing largely to the extensive slubbiness of the XX-007 denim and the deep indigo-dyed warp and weft threads.

Details

  • Name: Pure Blue Japan XX-007
  • Weight: 14 Oz.
  • Fit: Slim-straight fit
  • Denim: Unsanforized, 100% Japanese Cotton, Deep Indigo-Dyed Selvedge Raw Denim
  • Length of Wear: 1 Year
  • Number of washes: None (1 Initial Soak)
  • Other Details:
    • Deep Indigo-Dyed Warp and Weft Threads
    • PBJ Original slubby-texture denim

Photos – Before

 

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

“Before” photos courtesy of BlueInGreen

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

After

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (1 Year, 0 Washes)

Sean

An enthusiast for all things denim, vintage and manly; speaker of Japanese; Rawr Denim's Managing Editor. When he's not being a grammar-nazi, he can be found finishing his degree in East-Asian Studies.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003326974874 Kyle Brooks Robinson

    Fantastic looking pair, best Fade Friday in a while. However, I wouldn’t say PBJ’s denim is particularly stubborn to fade – the left-hand twill denim fades extremely fast, and the 007/009 denim seems to fade fast, too. Not sure about the 005/003 denim.

  • Greg Wirtz

    Very nice, they look great – but give them at least a quick hand wash after a year, starting to get blowouts already!

    • thesemajeans

      Yeah i COULD wash them… or i could not, and just fix all the wearing bits…

  • http://worn75.blogspot.com/ John King

    Too tight IMO. To each his own I guess.

    • thesemajeans

      Yeah yeah i know, i gained like 10 pounds recently. rub it in why don’t you

      • http://worn75.blogspot.com/ John King

        I hear ya. I can’t even wear a couple of my pair from a few years back. The denim on those PBJ’s is beautiful though. Nice job!

  • Mark with oneculture

    PBJ makes some interesting fabric. Good job here! And haha @ the weight gain–I hate when my weight fluctuates (I can definitely relate)! With that said though, thanks for sharing fit pics. They’re a necessity in a well rounded fade post. Well done!

  • UnwashedDenim

    you carry a calculator in your front pocket?

  • George

    Looking good. I have always wanted a pair.

    Does anybody know who stocks them in the UK?

  • phonefadessuck

    Phone fade is revolting.

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  • Trevor Hsu

    I live the vertical lines on these. I’m getting a lot of those on my current jeans