Japan Blue x Blue Owl
14.8oz "Twisted Weft" Selvedge Denim
JBO-440 Tapered | JBO-640 High Tapered

We are proud to formally announce the newest entry in the Japan Blue x Blue Owl collaboration series - the 14.8oz Twisted Weft Selvedge. Inspired by military uniforms and workwear of vintage Japan, this indigo selvedge denim from Japan Blue is made by twisting black and white yarns together for a unique melange weft. With time, this denim will fade to a beautiful vintage blue color featuring highlights of the black and white thread colors throughout.

The dark indigo dye of the JB0-440/640 is reminiscent of the dark color seen on previous Japan Blue denims like the JB0401 and the critically acclaimed Heavy Slub Broken Twill. The deep indigo color is paired with contrasting beige stitching, beige canvas pocket bags, and the iconic blue inseam thread found on nearly every pair of Japan Blue jeans. The denim is fitted with custom branded Japan Blue buttons, and a natural leather Japan Blue x Blue Owl patch that will age alongside the denim until it’s a deep brown color.

In preparation for the release, Blue Owl Workshop’s very own Jay Doughten wore the Twisted Weft Selvedge for two months to analyze how the denim behaves with wear. As the photographs show, the white and black yarns will poke through the surface, creating an extremely unique gradient of colors.

The 14.8oz Twisted Weft Selvedge is available in Japan Blue’s popular Tapered fit, as well as their new High Tapered fit - a roomier cut designed for those who bike, lift weights, or need extra room in the top block and thighs. This marks the fourth denim model to be made available in the High Tapered fit, and the second Blue Owl collaboration.

For more information on the Japan Blue x Blue Owl 14.8oz Twisted Weft Selvedge, including measurements, please see its respective product page.