Denimio x Pure Blue Japan Contest Kicks Off

After a handful of bumps in the road, not the least being a typhoon hitting Japan on the day of shipping, Pure Blue Japan and Denimio’s first denim competition officially commenced October 15. Contestants will be uploading as many [...]

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Fade Friday – Pure Blue Japan 24-005 (14 months, 2 washes, 1 soak)

Heavy weight often necessitates heavy wear. When you’re wearing jeans with twice as much cotton as a normal pair, it can take twice the activity to make your mark on them. That didn’t seem to be a problem for Michael Smith, [...]

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Pure Blue Japan Deep Indigo Jacket – Just Released

Pure Blue Japan has just announced a release for the Deep Indigo denim jacket. We know PBJ for their specialty in indigo dyeing and super

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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

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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: [...]

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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 [...]

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