Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan 24-007 (1 Year, 4 Washes)

Fade Friday - Pure Blue Japan 24-007 (1 Year, 4 Washes)

Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan 24-007 (1 Year, 4 Washes)

Originally featured on Pure Blue Japan’s blog a couple months ago, today’s Fade Friday shines the spotlight on a pair of Pure Blue Japan (PBJ) 24-007PBJ’s denim is consistently praised for its unique slubby texture and vibrant fades, and the 24-007‘s are no exception.

Even with the superheavy 24 oz. base denim, an incredible amount of detail is placed in these jeans. Genuine indigo is used to partially dye the warp threads leaving an un-dyed core, while the weft threads are left un-dyed as well. The results, as can be seen in this week’s segment of Fade Friday, are stunning. Dark indigo melts into a lighter but intense electric-blue hue which contrasts from near-white.


  • Name: Pure Blue Japan 24-007 
  • Weight: 24 Oz.
  • Denim: 100% Cotton Selvedge Denim
  • Fit: Slim Straight
  • Available at: Rakuten for approximately $355.00
  • Length of Wear: Less than 1 Year
  • Number of Washes: 4

Photos – Before

Pure Blue Japan 24-007

Photos – After

Front and Back - Pure Blue Japan 24-007

Front Closeup - Pure Blue Japan 24-007 Back Closeup - Pure Blue Japan 24-007Coin Pocket - Pure Blue Japan 24-007 Belt Loop - Pure Blue Japan 24-007Patch Closeup - Pure Blue Japan 24-007 Cuff - Pure Blue Japan 24-007 Hem and Selvedge - Pure Blue Japan 24-007

Albert Lee

Settled in the busy city of Boston, Massachusetts, Albert has a strong interest in material sciences. Whether he's experimenting with nano-particles or raw denim, he loves to share his wacky ideas with others.

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  • Grim Jarno

    Really nice jean! Those honeycombs are delicious!

  • BillygoatsGruff312

    I’m always impressed with the denim on PBJs. No exception here. B- fade friday; no fade pics.

  • JB

    Undeniable PBJ has good products… Was hesitant when I saw 4 washes in 1 year, but great outcome! 2 thumbs of for this Fade Friday

  • bryan solid

    Have a pair of PBJs myself, in the same dark indigo, but not the heavyweight denim. I’ve been very, very slowly bringing along the fades (I rotate through a lot of jeans) and I hope I have some nice fades like this some day.

    • William Harris

      me too

  • Cyberkip

    The description says the weft threads are un-dyed, but the pictures seem to show some serious blue on the backside of that fabric…

    • Albert Lee

      I actually was thinking the same thing! My guess is that the weave of the denim is arranged in a way to minimize weft surface area exposure.

    • Grandier

      Blue in Green website describes PBJ 24-007 having both indigo dyed warp and weft.

      soo….the article is a bit misleading, but i think it shouldn’t matter because the fade is awesome lol

  • vgadjo

    The 3 years old regular 14oz 007 pair posted on their website on the 31/08 is worth checking out too.

  • swissjeansfreak

    Awesome and strong fadings after one year of wear only. Excellent fading structure and wear pattern all at the right places. Those 24 oz jeans would deserve to show up again here in another year and ones more in 2 years to show their full potential of fadings and the power of denim evolution at its best

    • Albert Lee

      I agree completely. The great fades and relatively little damage makes me wonder how the jeans will evolve in the future.

      • swissjeansfreak

        Yeah would be great if you could encourage the owner for more updates here next year

  • FLDenim

    That is a mis-type I presume because those are definitely indigo on indigo.

  • Davil

    Although Im not sure when, eventually I will be getting a pair of these. They are definately on my short list. pbj in general rock