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JBJxBDD-J266B - 16.5 oz. Côte d’Ivoire Cotton Monster Selvedge - Regular Fit/Tapered legs
Japan Blue Jeans x Benzak - 16.5oz. Côte d’Ivoire Cotton Monster Selvedge
It's pretty incredible to get two wonderful, "once-in-ten-years" kinds of collaborations in a matter of 8 months. This round is unequivocally one of the nicest pairs of the year. It has all of the details we look for on the level of customization we only dream of. This is the culmination of ten years of friendship between two of our most beloved brands. It all starts with the signature baby blue Benzak inseam. The next thing that catches our eye is the dual Ivory Coast and Japanese selvedge IDs. This is definitely a Japan Blue standard, but you'll also notice many of Benzak's "Special" pairs have dual-color IDs as well. You'll also see Benzaks signature coin pocket as well as many, many other details. The 16.5oz Cotton Monster Selvedge is a texture wonderland, and it speaks for itself.
Everything from the cotton cultivation to harvesting is done by hand; this benefits the cotton fibers as they are rarely damaged, creating a super-high quality base for this heavy-weight fabric. Because there are no pesticides used or no modification is applied, this type of cotton is considered ‘closest to original’.
This 16.5 oz. slubby ‘monster fabric’ is woven with a low tension, which creates a texture similar to hand-woven fabrics known for amazing fading results.
- 16.5 oz. Japanese selvedge denim
- two-tone selvedge, representing the national flags of Japan and Ivory Coast
- fabric woven by Collect Mills, exclusively for Japan Blue Jeans
- 100% cotton
- right hand twill
- unwashed, sanforized (pre-shrunk)
- hidden 6th pocket
- peak-a-boo japanese ID detail
- Blue Donut Buttons
- JBJ rivet backers
- chain stitched bottom hems
- manual waistband attachment (chain stitch from end to end)
- tucked beltloops
- hidden rivets
- BENZAK's felled inseam construction with JBJ's bright blue stitch
- BENZAK's bull’s horns stitch on left back pocket
- JBJ's arcuate stitch on right back pocket
- J266B original shape coin pocket
- crotch bartack
- co-branded vegetable tanned leather patch
- cotton-poly core-spun heavy-duty stitching
- 100% metal alloy buttons
- 100% metal alloy rivets
- button fly
- pocket bags printed with a visual explanation of the Côte d’Ivoire cotton and jeans production in Japan
- woven labels with 100% cotton base & polyester detailing
- comes with collab bandana
- made in Japan
- limited edition
|FRONT RISE (INCHES)||10.4||10.6||10.8||11||11.2||11.4||11.8||12.2|
|BACK RISE (INCHES)||15||15.3||15.6||15.8||16.1||16.4||17||17.6|
|INSEAM L32 (INCHES)||31.9||31.9||31.9||31.9||31.9||31.9||31.9||31.9|
A variance of .5" is within standard tolerance.
A modern tapered silhouette with a skinny* figure from knees to hems which makes your legs look sharper and more stylish. Even though it’s a skinny* model, there are rooms around thighs and thus the jeans are recommended for various types of people including a person with a larger body.
*Skinny is following JBJ's own description, because these can fit very tight when bought at true size.
Shop owner Tommy is wearing a size 31 in the images. That is his typical size, and it seems to work really well in the JBJ iteration of this pair (it was tight, but doable in the waist). Pay close attention to those size charts, and if all else fails...size up one size from what you think you are. 99% of our denim repairs are people buying one size too small. Tommy is 5'10," 162lbs with a 32-33" true waist measurement.
We've been watching from the sidelines for a few years now. We have to admit, shorts were never our forte. But, we've broadened our horizon a bit in the last year and we've become shorts connoisseurs. We could no longer deny that our favorite brands were making shorts just as well as they make everything else. These have a super unique pocket design where the front gusseted pockets nearly mirror themselves as back pockets. It's got the modern flat black coated feather nickel button and an elastic waist for extra comfort. This comes very in handy with a raw denim. They feel stiff up front like a brand-new pair of jeans, but they're so easy to slip on because of that waistband. These will fade with an incredibly shadowy look. We know some guys are going to make these pop with blueberry blue in just a few months, and we can't wait to see it.
9oz Fatigue Shorts - Alpenflage Camo
We've been watching from the sidelines for a few years now. We have to admit, shorts were never our forte. But, we've broadened our horizon a bit in the last year and we've become shorts connoisseurs. We could no longer deny that our favorite brands were making shorts just as well as they make everything else. These have a super unique pocket design where the front gusseted pockets nearly mirror themselves as back pockets. It's got the classic feather nickel button and an elastic waist for extra comfort. We clearly have a bit of a problem with camo (we can't keep our hands off of it). And this is the most unique camo we've seen to date. It's full of unexpected colors and busyness that it almost becomes a plain. That's how we look at the wildest patterns. You can wear them with anything because they become their own amorphous thing.
This is a first for us. Karl has modified the "Field Shirt" slightly for this short sleeve version, but it still holds true to its origins. The major differences are the chopped-off sleeves and the more uniform pocketing. It still has a boxier silhouette and a pen slot in the left pocket. They've also used those iconic black catseye buttons. The fabric is for sure the star of the show. This selvedge twill is as buttery as buttery gets. It has a nice tight weave for a smooth finish that feels extremely luxurious. They've also given us those little pokes of selvedge ticker in the side gussets and on the placket. This shirt kind of ties it all together. It's a bit of what RGT has been known for, for so many years. It's a gorgeous piece to add to any collection.
Our favorite silhouette is back in some gorgeous new fabric. The service shirt is Karl's interpretation of a CPO. It's somewhere between a shirt and jacket leaning more towards the outerwear side with those hand-warmer pockets. They've also gone with the touch of snap buttons vs traditional buttons and holes. It's a really versatile piece that surprises us year after year. This frog camo is a funky cotton/poly blend that's very soft and lightweight giving it a shirt hand-feel. The other fun part is that it's a selvedge, and you know they're gonna give you those little pops of ticker on the placket. This variation has a bit of a crinkled look to it which we think comes from the way the fabric was printed/washed. It has a used/faded look that we really dig. Frog camo has always been a shop favorite, so this was a yes from the starter pistol.
5oz Oxford Shirt Floral Linen - Grey
It's definitely that time of year when linen comes in handy. It's a super strong fiber with a ton of breathability. The real star of the show is this insane floral print. The color palette is vastly vibrant yet easy to digest. The grey is slightly more subtle, but the contrast is even more impeccable on this one. We really enjoy the way the white acts as a perfect springboard for the color, yet the base of the shirt is still considered to be a navy/royal blue. The "Oxford Shirt" is beautifully simple with just a left-hand pocket and minimal construction throughout. These babies are wonderful summer companions.