Japan unquestionably produces the finest denim in the world. In fact, we dare to claim that Japan crafts the most exceptional denim. This orange-line selvage from Kurabo Mills in Fukuyama exemplifies the excellence of Japanese denim. Dipped 12 times in pure indigo, meticulously woven on vintage shuttle looms, and weighing 12.5 oz, it may initially appear average. However, this is far from your ordinary denim.
Lean Dean Fukuyama Selvage
This redline selvage from Shinya Mills, Kojima, dipped 16 times in pure indigo, woven on vintage shuttle looms, and weighing 13 oz., is a prime example of Japanese denim craftsmanship. In its raw state, this denim appears simplistic, with ring-spun yarns that display a subtle slub, resulting in a uniform fabric with a distinct diagonal twill texture. The medium-dark indigo tone carries a noticeable redcast hue. At 13 oz., the weight falls within the average range. However, the visual and tactile qualities of this denim suggest hidden marvels—this is not your average denim.