Pure Blue Japan XX-013 AIBK AI Indigo x Sumi Ink
Size Men's US 34 / EU 50
Condition Gently Used
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Bought these recently, only tried on. The fabric really is amazing and the natural indigo color is hard to capture in photos, it's impressive. Would really like to keep these but I've realized i prefer a straight fit. These have been washed. I've filled in measurements and included photos with a tape.
-AI Dye Natural Indigo warp sumi weft
-Slubby 17.5oz denim
-Slim tapered fit
-Imperfections in denim are intentional
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Sumi ink is is used in traditional Japanese caligraphy and art against a white background. Sumi is made from the soot of pine branches from trees found on the mountainsides close to Nara and Suzuka prized for the quality of its ink. The "ink' , derived from the most natural of materials, has a rich spectrum of tones which the artist learns to work with.
Tokushima indigo is protected under Japanese law as a national treasure and only a handful of craftsmen and women are certified to work with it. Dyeing by hand is a slow and laborious process but the results are exquisite as the indigo penetrates the core of the cotton yarns as they are repeatedly dipped into the vats of indigo.
If any brand were to produce a denim that draws on this rich Japanese tradition it was always going to be Pure Blue Japan. This is pure denim artistry - the warp yarns are dyed using natural indigo and the weft is sumi ink dyed. All done by hand.
-100% cotton selvedge denim
-Slim tapered fit
-Natural Tokushima indigo warp
-Sumi ink weft
-Herringbone Twill Pocket Lining
-Blue Selvedge ID
-Sheep skin leather patch
-Shoai Leaf Logo on back pocket
-Made in Japan