Japan Blue is quite popular among denimheads. This brand is more modern and somewhat more simplistic than its sister brand, Momotaro. Japan Blue jeans in most of the models have narrow and a strong taper towards the bottom. Perhaps due to this cut, as well as the lack of detail seen in classic American jeans like Levi’s 501’s, this brand is more associated with youth. Of course, this does not in any way mean that an old fella can’t wear these.
Benefits of the brand:
-An attractive price (around $100-130)
– Great selection of fabrics and styles
-Modern look and feel
-Selection of various cottons, including Texan and long-hair Zimbabwean cotton
Let’s take a look at some of JB’s more unusual options:
JAPAN BLUE JB-JK1002 Covert Fake Knit Jacket
Classic semi-boxy fit with a straight silhouette to the waist. While longer in the body and more modern in that regard, the jacket mimics old-school knitwear, with a peculiar coloring and texture. Without a doubt, both of these qualities are very unique and embody the quality Japan Blue is known for.
JAPAN BLUE JB0416BRW Jazz Nep Denim
A bit narrower than a usual slim cut, these are more of a straight-up skinny jean. They are very special in that while they have a brown or grey base, their neps possess a color spectrum unparalleled in any other denim we’ve seen. They’re not quite formal, they’re not quite informal — they’re their own. They command attention and for good reason.
JAPAN BLUE JB04A5 12OZ Cyan Blue Selvedge
Also skinny, their noteworthy quality is their color. Not so much traditional indigo, these have a very unique, rich color, almost reminiscent of natural indigo but with a more cyan-ish hue. The patch is a nice natural leather with a pink inseam — a nod to Momotaro. At 12oz, these are relatively light but still have many unique qualities and are far more than just a warm weather denim.
JAPAN BLUE JB0625 Double Sulphur High Tapered
Is a very special model. Both the warp and weft being sulphur, this is a very colorfast denim. It takes significantly more to make a sulphur-base denim to fade — this pair will get soft and comfortable before it fades! With a tag and flasher that says “Indigo Man,” this denim has a beautiful color and a unique cut, very suitable for weightlifters and athletes. With a high rise and a deep taper, this is a denim that is very fitted but with a roomy top block. Grab a pair while you can.