AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit
Pure Blue Japan

AI-003 "Natural Indigo" 18oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim - Slim Tapered Fit

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  • The AI-003 is Pure Blue Japan's signature small-batch 18oz natural indigo dyed selvedge denim, widely considered one of the most beautiful fabrics in the world. Woven on a single shuttle loom via a painstakingly slow process, the fabric has an uneven and streaky texture reminiscent of the loom it was woven on. Finished with custom nickel buttons, deerskin natural leather patch, and the signature Pure Blue Japan indigofera leaf embroidery.
    • The "Slim Tapered" fit from Pure Blue Japan has a medium rise, and is slightly slim in the top block with a strong taper from the thigh down
    • 18oz unsanforized raw selvedge denim
    • Signature Pure Blue Japan leaf embroidery on back right pocket
    • Deerskin natural leather patch
    • Blue selvedge line, coin pocket selvedge
    • Custom branded nickel button fly
    • Hidden back pocket copper rivets
    • Raised belt loops
    • Chain stitched hems
    • 100% cotton
    • Made in Japan

    Featured In:
    - The Mill Issue No.004: Blue Owl Workshop's Guide to Texture
    - The Mill Issue No.001: A Brief History of Natural Indigo and the Pure Blue Japan AI-003

    Please note: Because of the nature and rarity of this denim no returns or exchanges will be accepted. Please consult with us to determine sizing before placing an order.

     

     

     

  • Size Waist Rise Thigh Knee Inseam Leg Opening
    28 30" 9.75" 10.5" 7.25" 36.5" 6.85"
    29 31" 9.75" 10.75" 7.35" 36.5" 7"
    30 32" 10" 11" 7.65" 36.5" 7.25"
    31 33.5" 10.25" 11.25" 7.75" 36.5" 7.5"
    32 34" 10.5" 11.5" 8" 36.5" 7.75"
    33 35" 10.65" 12" 8.4" 36.5" 8"
    34 36" 11" 12.35" 8.65" 36.5" 8.25"
    36 38" 11.25" 12.75" 9" 36.5" 8.75"

    Shrink test results on size 32: Soak was done using hot tap water in the bathtub

    State Waist Rise Thigh Knee Inseam Leg Opening
    Before 34" 10.5" 11.5" 8" 36.5" 7.85"
    1 Soak 32.5" 10.25" 11.25" 7.75" 35" 7.75"

    For details about how we measure our garments visit the measuring guide.

  • Pure Blue Japan is known for using a combination of vintage shuttle looms and natural dying techniques to create some of the most irregular and beautifully unique denim on the market. The brand is represented by their leaf logo, embroidered on the back pocket of every jean, which is the leaf of the indigofera plant used to create natural indigo dyes. Pure Blue Japan was founded in 1997 through Kenichi Iwaya's passion for denim. Now approaching twenty years in business, the brand has earned its place on the small list of artisan manufacturers that are widely considered the best in the world. With excruciating attention to detail in every step of the process from dying, to weaving, to sewing and hardware, Pure Blue Japan truly earns their prestige.