Are you new in the raw denim community? Then keep reading – We are about to share with you a comprehensive guide of the top-notch and affordable Japanese jeans on the market!
It’s a common misconception that Japanese denim is only available at high prices. Today, we’re a strong advocate for awesome budget Japanese jeans. These are our Holy Grail for affordable Japanese jeans, as it can be difficult to decide on what you are going to get as your first pair with a limited budget.
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Japan Blue is probably the first brand that comes into your mind when you’re looking for high-quality, affordable Japanese jeans. This brand is a brand child of the Japan Blue Group, together with its “big brother”, the famous Momotaro Jeans brand.
Japan Blue items are focused on modern and popular styles, featuring the subtle yet interesting character. Compared to Momotaro Jeans, they have fewer details so as to become versatile basic jeans that can be worn on any occasion; from office attire, student grunge, or just leisure slacks.
Japan Blue is renowned for their top-class fabrics and as 2020 rolls in — so as their new collections. We’ve got the new CIRCLE series from Japan Blue as their revolutionary cuts of the classics being reinvented in this collection. Their vintage classic cuts are reinforced with advanced sartorial technology of the 21st century – complete with Kojima’s sense of high quality manufacturing.
Click on the picture below to explore your next Japan Blue pair!
American and Australian blend cotton with Japan Blue‘s techniques, rugged uneven shape yarn Selvedge Series, with it’s 16.5 oz fabric weights. With red selvage, woven by old shuttle looms – the aging color giving it a different sharp contrast.
Though rugged, the slow and low tension weaving helps it to soften up way a lot. With high rise model, there’s a significant difference between the knees and thighs part – making the thighs spacious and the knees a bit tapered. Wide silhouette standard to Japan Blue signature. More details: Vintage 5 Pocket Detail, Tapered Standard Cut, and back pocket ‘JB’ stitch.
13,5 oz Cote d’Ivoire Cotton being one of the best cotton in the world to manufacture any type of clothing – the cotton handpicked to make these pairs. Sanforized denim and smooth with slow fading speed, this is your perfect everyday jeans, with rustic texture and little reddish indigo. The slow fading speed makes it a bit more special with being in a natural aging phase.
W&W jeans are Denimio’s in-house brand; produced by professional Japanese craftsmen in Okayama especially produced for Denimio fans. W&W jeans were carefully designed by translating our experiences into products that aim to ease a beginner’s journey into the strange realm of raw denim. We have been very careful to tick all the boxes of vintage production for its specs. These are amazing pieces at a price that is really hard to beat, without compromising quality.
WAW-TS02 has a straight narrow silhouette, which is versatile and can go well-combined with any modern shoes and clothing. It doesn’t matter whether you go to work or travel, whether you’re young or mature…they are great! Truly universal and concise.
WAW-TS02 is made with a really great fabric: 15oz denim that has a loose weave but uses very tightly spun cotton. And not just any cotton: 100% American Supima cotton. This is one of the best types of cotton in the world. It is very soft, yet super durable thanks to its extremely long staples. It’s a rope dyed fabric and it has been dipped into pure dark indigo A LOT.
For you who prefer to preserve the original color of indigo as long as possible, WAW-TS02 can be a great option as it features relatively slow fading so that you can enjoy the deep dark indigo color for a long time.
In terms of details, hidden rivets are available on the back pockets, beautifully sewn belt loops, fine Universal zipper also a natural deerskin leather patch. If you look at the pocket lining, you will see a notice inscription by Denimio shop.
Due to high market demand, Denimio tries to restock these jeans sizes on a regular basis. Many denimheads who purchased Samurai, Tanuki or Oni Denim jeans also purchased W&W jeans as an additional collection to add into their wardrobe 😉
One of our newest brands in Denimio but has been selling out since even before its release – one post in social media brought this brand to live and people are getting them to their wardrobes. No wonder – their craftsmanship is a total steal: armed with their own denim establishment, their manufacturing capabilities and brand new take to denim reall shines on what daily wear redefines is.
Herringbone Jeans Straight
Right Woven Slim Straight
Needless Herringbone Straight
40s Denim Painter Pants
Herringbone pattern is one of their signature jeans and our denimheads can never go wrong. Find out for yourself why these has been selling out faster than we expected – not only that their Herringbone pattern made the world go unique, their special fabrics make the jeans way more special. They may be new, but they’re not playing around.
Another one of their specialty – the Right Hand Twill fabrics that are beyond this world. If they’re this good at Herringbone and Hickory, can you imagine how incredible their Right Woven ones are? Complete with custom made fabrics in their own backyard, the level of this professionally made is not to be joked with – the price is just too affordable!
At this point in your Japanese denimhead life, who doesn’t know who TCB Jeans is? One of the most affordable brands out here and got one of the best both construction, true to vintage designs, and exclusive fabrics with half the price of some other very artisanal ones.
If you’re new here, no worries – read this blog to deepen your knowledge to TCB!
TCB Jeans 60s with the vintage Levi’s – recreation of the early 60’s masterpiece, with more blueish indigo and hairy slubby surface that are considered to be the signature of the 60s era. With 13 oz maade of San Joaquin cotton, sourced and harvested in the southern part of the Central valley amidst the vast farmland located in the centre of California.
It’s a tapered fit with a relaxed rise and thigh width. For the sewing process, the Core spun yarn thread in yarn count of 20 is used throughout this jeans. The paper patch is all hand-made. When sewing the patch onto the waist, it used to be done in one-stroke in the 50’s but then in the 60’s, the patch was attached after the construction of jeans itself. The seams around the patch were applied a few mm inner to the centre so that as you wear the fringe of the patch goes a bit round-ish, which is a good character from 60’s denim.
As you wear and love this jeans, it’ll show so many true-to-original version we’ve made.
Made in Kojima and TCB’s most popular model: TCB 50’s Slim Jeans referred to 50’s vintage with the paper patch and based on our flagship model, TCB has modified the shape to a slimmer, more tapered and with a moderate rise & back rise. This is TCB’s first ‘tight’ fit model, made of the TCB exclusive fabric with the same sewing methods.
Some people might say TCB is not a brand for slim and modern shaped jeans. Let’s just say – this is one of TCB’s most successful trial. It’s just that you can select the best fit for you from this flagship model of TCB. The fabric used is 13.5 OZ, made of Zimbabwe cotton. It has the natural unevenness such as unstable thread thickness and irregular tense on the fabric made by a vintage loom, not by modern computers guidelines.
Whatever your choice is, we’re sure they’ll be the perfect for your style, wardrobe, and most importantly – your wallet!