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AI-003 Natural Shoai Dyed Tapered Slim

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Pure Blue Japan

AI-003 Natural Shoai Dyed Tapered Slim

Item Information
Type of FabricUnsanforized denim
SilhouetteSlim tapered
Pure Blue Japan presents their Original Shoai Dyed Selvedge denims. These denims are made with the Original Selvedge Denim with a special extremely heavy thread that is hand-dyed by Awashoai from Tokushima and dipped several times to ensure the deepest blue hue. Thick orange and yellow thread stitching were chosen to create a contrast against the elegant blue color of Shoai Dye. The material is made with thick slub yarn woven with a single shuttle loom to give it the rough feeling of denim and it is rather heavy weighing 18 oz. The silhouette is the same tapered slim as XX-011,012.
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Customer Reviews

Excellent pair. Well worth it Review by Jon
Excellent pair of jeans with great character. It has a very similar fabric to my old limited edition Natural indigo Samurai from over 10yrs ago. A nice unique look and has the added benefit of being suitable also when the weather is colder. The fit is great with just the right amount of taper. It runs smaller than other lighter weight PBJ, mainly because of the thicker yarns, when measurements are taken, more 'space' is occupied by the thick yarns, and hence it will be smaller compared to other PBJ of the same size but made of thinner yarns, (Posted on 1/12/18)
Amazing Review by Oliver
Incredible denim, the color of natural Indigo is amazing. Fits a little bit smaller than other PBJ jeans. (Posted on 9/22/16)
pure blue Japan awai shoai Review by Erik W.
my absolute favorite pair.
the awai shoai dye is very distinct color Natural indigo with this 18oz slubby yarn & the slim tapered silhoutte same as xx-013 of pbj is ideal modern fit. Has somewhat streaky appearance but bumpy texture I love. (Posted on 9/6/15)
The coolest jeans around! Review by John
Where to start? Pure Blue Japan is famous for their slubby denim, and these jeans deliver the goods. I thought nothing could touch my Oni in that regard but I was wrong. The texture is amazing, possibly due in part to the way that the yarns were dyed, especially for such heavy oz denim.

Speaking of the hank dyed natural indigo, it really is next level. Pictures don't do these jeans justice. They aren't cheap (understatement of the year) but after seeing them in person & wearing them I couldn't be more satisfied. The only bad thing is that now I want more Tokushima dyed jeans!

I almost forgot to mention how finely made these are. The stitching & details—you can feel the huge amount of care with which these were made.

If you love raws and are looking to get a very special pair I highly recommend buying these while they're still available. I think PBJ only makes them every 3 years or so. (Posted on 8/21/15)

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