uniqlopbj_feat

Uniqlo Releases Pure Blue Japan Collection – Unrelated to PBJ

Uniqlo recently dropped a new indigo/workwear line titled “Pure Blue Japan”. The Japanese mega-retailer has long been known for its collaborations with niche high end designers like Jun Takahashi and Michael Bastian. This, however, is not one of them. The collection is said to [...]

Read More →

tiers_feat

The Three Tiers of Raw Denim: Entry, Mid, and End Level Jeans

All the available options in the world of raw denim makes for a vibrant and exciting subculture, but if you’re just starting out it can be a bit overwhelming. The fact that Pure Blue Japan and Japan Blue are drastically different companies is [...]

Read More →

bxct13_1

Pure Blue Japan Black Coated BKCT-013 – Just Released

Masters of slub, Pure Blue Japan, have just released a new model in the same fit as their slim tapered XX-013. The jean features a black paint-like coating layered on top of the indigo denim, giving it an initial waxy [...]

Read More →

unnamed-5

Denimio: The Japanese Denim Retailer with Japanese Prices

Those of us who bleed indigo have often sought to purchase Japanese denim right from the source, particularly due to the lower price. This excursion has led many to come across the store Denimio. But few western denimheads have known a great [...]

Read More →

pbjxx020_feat

Pure Blue Japan XX-020 – Just Released

The indigofera plant, a component of traditional style indigo dyes, is now well-recognized in the denim world as the symbol for Pure Blue Japan. PBJ and its infamous low-tension looms have created pair after pair of wonderfully

Read More →

A8

The Complete Raw Denim Patch Collection

The little details that go into a pair of jeans can often be overlooked by the less discerning consumer. Only the most passionate denimheads care about chainstitches, selvedge lines, and tucked waistbands. But there are two design details few can overlook: [...]

Read More →

Jeans Street Hanging Jeans

The Complete Guide to Okayama Jeans Street – Part II

Click here to check out Part I of our Guide to Okayama Jeans Street. Last week, we discussed the ins and outs of the North Area of Okayama Jeans Street (blue section on the map below). Today, we’re focusing on [...]

Read More →

JB featured

Japan Blue Coming Soon: 14.8oz JB02-S-01 and JB04-S-01

Japan Blue begs no introduction, but its two upcoming releases do. The Japanese denim brand is prolific, putting out a wide variety of releases and fits that are tracked by a slightly difficult-to-remember naming system. One of the [...]

Read More →

Japan Blue x Blue Owl

Japan Blue x Blue Owl 16.5oz “Deep Indigo Monster” Unsanforized Selvedge Denim

Seattle-based Blue Owl Workshop is a great online source for a variety of denim brands. No stranger to collaborations, the shop has done collaborations with familiar brands ranging from Momotaro to Naked & Famous. [...]

Read More →

DC4 Robbed

DC4 Berlin Robbed – Needs Help Recovering Stolen Stock

On Saturday, January 18th, Berlin-based denim specialists, DC4, announced their store had been broken into earlier in the week and robbed of all inventory. As many will know, their collection is made up of some of the most respected [...]

Read More →

Top 13 Fades of 2013

Top 13 Fades of 2013 – Fade Friday

As long-time readers here well know, every Friday we focus our attention on an aged pair of raw denim jeans through our weekly instalment, Fade Friday. Though not every episode is a fan favourite, there are a healthy handful [...]

Read More →

Pure Blue Japan XX-007

Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan XX-007 (3 Years, Washes Unknown)

It’s a no-brainer that how raw denim jeans progress and fade over time is the result of many factors. Length of wear, number of washes, and activities done during wear of course have an impact, but the specific denim brand [...]

Read More →