Coming in at Self Edge’s 8th collaboration, Australian denim purveyors Imperial are the latest brand to jump on board. Traditionally produced Down Under, production for the Self Edge x Imperial SEXI08 Jean was moved to Japan to ensure proper coordination between the factory and mill. The denim itself is an 18.5 cm slim cut on 15 oz unsanforized denim. Self Edge founder Kiya Babzani goes into further detail regarding the characteristics of the denim as well some of the special features below. The denim releases on Saturday, September 5th at noon local time at both the Self Edge San Franicso and Self Edge New York locations. In addition, the jeans drop online at 2:00 pm PST on the same day.
As our 8th collaboration we bring the SEXI08… An 18.5cm slim cut jean made of 15oz unsanforized denim.
We’ve moved the production of this jean to Japan, where normally Imperial’s jeans are made in Australia. Moving the production to Japan enabled us to work closely with the factory and the mill that produced the denim. The outcome is a 15oz unsanforized right hand twill denim made in both indigo and black produced in Ibara, Japan. For those that always wanted an Imperial jean to fade like many of the other Japanese lines we carry with a high intensity fade and quite a bit of character, these are for you as they’re sure to age well and fade over time due to the lack of processing the denim has gone through after the weaving process.
The leather tag and silkscreened pocket bag art are an homage to the Australian, Japanese, and American connection. Small rear pockets embroidered with dark indigo thread, chainstitched hems, a custom leather tag, and a silkscreened inner pocket bag round out the features on this custom collaboration between Self Edge and Australia’s Imperial Clothing Company. The silhouette is a slim fitting 18.5cm cut with an inseam that shrinks to ~36″. These are, quite possibly, the perfect slim fitting jean for us.
The SEXI08 jean will be released at Self Edge San Francisco & Self Edge New York at Noon (Local Time) on Saturday, September 5th.
The jeans will also be available online at 2pm (PST) the same day.