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December 17, 2008 @ 11:47 AM
kiya

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Real Japan Blues Jeans - The 106BSP & 105BSP

Hailing from Nagano, Japan.. Real Japan Blues is known for their psychotic ways of producing even the simplest of garments. They take everything from western shirts to five pocket jeans and create them in an entirely new way using fabrics that impress even the most seasoned garment junkie.

Two new models from RJB are being released this weekend in limited numbers, at this point RJB is not sure as to whether or not these will be reproduced once this run is gone.

The 106BSP is a slim fit jean with a straight leg and the 105BSP has a mid-rise and a straight leg. We're quite into the cuts because we feel there is a gap in the Japanese denim market for jeans that aren't exactly reproductions but have a heavy nod to the Rockabilly days of the late 1950's, jeans that make you look like you're Marlon Brando or James Dean but aren't really the cuts they were wearing fifty years ago. A combination of the denim, leg silhouettes, tags, and knife pocket.. We see a badass from the 50's that wreaks havoc on civilians with his motorcycle gang, and we love it.

The denim on these is a new denim which has impressed us here to say the least. It's similar to Flat Head's 3XXX denim in terms of how hairy it becomes after the first soak but has a deeper indigo color straight off. The dye method yields an extremely high contrast fade which we'd only seen this intense before on Flat Head's denim, yet it's quite different considering it's pure indigo and the cotton is from Zimbabwe.

Spec list for both the 106BSP and 105BSP:
13.75oz Rope Dyed Japanese Selvedge Unsanforized Denim
Zimbabwe Cotton Fiber Denim
Double Length Knife Pocket (Coin Pocket)
Hidden Rivets
Black Dyed Cowhide Leather Tag
Red RJB Embroidered Logo
Copper RJB Rivets

Modeled by Cesar Ramos of Mission Hill Saloon and shot by Sidney Lo.

Both the 105BSP & the 106BSP will be released at Self Edge on December 20th at Noon and at the same time via our online store. 100 pairs of each model were produced by RJB. Check the online store for more hi-res photos, specs, and pricing:

http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=76&zenid=a8c7a81fd857801cfba03daa13cf90de

Real Japan Blues 106BSP



Real Japan Blues 105BSP









Photos of RJB's Denim from a forthcoming Lightning Magazine Issue (worn for 10 months, washed twice):

December 17, 2008 @ 11:49 AM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

The RJB Kasuri Shirts

This is Japanese garment obsession at it's best here...

Kasuri (絣) is a Japanese textile technique that literally means "splashed pattern".
The Kasuri technique is done in the warp or weft or both threads. The threads are covered with paper, or plastic or any other material that will resist the dye then the dye is pressed into the threads by hand creating a very uneven dye pattern. Thus the warp or weft threads are dyed in patterns or designs before the threads are woven.

The the irregularities in the dyeing of the threads can identify this technique. Indigo dye is used for kasuri as well as pigment dyes and discharge techniques, such as what is used on this shirt by Real Japan Blues. This weaving and dye technique is very labor intensive and unfortunately, in today's Japan, only a few elderly weavers of this technique continue their textile artistry.

On the Black shirt the red print is from a Kasuri pattern while the white lines are painted on by hand with a discharge "ink" and on the Red shirt the black lines are from the Kasuri weave and the white lines are painted on by hand. Yes, we said painted on, by hand. Every line is a brushstroke.

These are now available in-store and in our online store along with a restock of the RJB Denim Shirts (with the silk weft). Check the online store for more specs, photos, and measurements. Jeans by this same brand will also be available December 20th, more information coming...
http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=76&zenid=0eb9842138ae167e0283a2262ed9c30d







December 17, 2008 @ 12:43 PM
rtst102

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The denim on these is a new denim which has impressed us here to say the least. It's similar to Flat Head's 3XXX denim in terms of how hairy it becomes after the first soak but has a deeper indigo color straight off. The dye method yields an extremely high contrast fade which we'd only seen this intense before on Flat Head's denim, yet it's quite different considering it's pure indigo and the cotton is from Zimbabwe.


i like the sound of this
February 1, 2009 @ 05:24 PM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

Real Japan Blues 66BSPBK
19cm Cut
Black Only
15oz Black Selvedge (Black weft / Black warp)

These should be out within the next couple of weeks.
Please excuse the mess that is my sneakers/laces/hem, i just put them on for a second for a few photos. I'm wearing a size 29, and these have not be soaked, so i have no idea how much they're going to shrink until we test a pair.




February 1, 2009 @ 05:33 PM
ETW

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Kiya can you tell me the inseam on the 19cm style cut?
February 1, 2009 @ 07:59 PM
kiya

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kiya can you tell me the inseam on the 19cm style cut?


39"...
February 1, 2009 @ 09:55 PM
bape321

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dam those shirts are hella expencive
=(
February 1, 2009 @ 10:24 PM
xkhol

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Location: Los Angeles

I love those shirts, but they're sooo expensive :x
February 2, 2009 @ 01:54 AM
krn_zmb

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wow those look fuckin awesome kiya
twas going seein ya the other day
February 2, 2009 @ 10:17 PM
unfuccwittable

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black? 19cm? TWO please!
February 3, 2009 @ 01:35 AM
clou

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Location: Vancouver, BC

amazing
March 12, 2009 @ 01:54 PM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

After three months and one wash. Can't really see how they've faded from these photos, but they have, and it's quite amazing..

Real Japan Blues (RJB) 106BSP

March 12, 2009 @ 04:01 PM
cbk

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wow a 39" inseam thts long as hell, no wonder y everyone whose rockin em has a oversized cuff
April 9, 2009 @ 12:40 PM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

Real Japan Blues 66BSPBK 19cm Slim Tapered Black Selvedge Jean

Real Japan Blues brings us some slim goodness in the form of the 66BSPBK, a slim tapered jean based after the 19cm silhouette made of a 14oz black selvedge denim with black stitching throughout.

The denim used on this is a first for Real Japan Blues and Flat Head (RJB's parent company). This black denim is rigid and feels far heavier than it actually is; when raw quite a lot of character can be seen within the denim weave, which is rare for a denim this dark that's made of black/black yarns.

A very unique black denim, tapered leg, rigid feel, subtle logo stitch, and a slim fit that's been modified slightly to accommodate all sizes and assured to look great in every size from 28 to 36.

The RJB 66BSPBK will go on sale at 10am (PST) on Saturday April 11th in our online store and at Noon in-store the same day.







February 18, 2010 @ 07:47 PM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

The New Real Japan Blues 106BSP Jean

Hailing from Nagano, Japan.. Real Japan Blues is known for their psychotic ways of producing even the simplest of garments. They take everything from western shirts to five pocket jeans and create them in an entirely new way using fabrics that impress even the most seasoned garment junkie.

The new version of the 106BSP jean is a slim fit jean with a straight leg. They've added back pocket lining, new arcuate stitching, and a very impressive new method of extending the life on the front pockets which we've never seen on a pair of jeans before. They've hand felled a secondary piece of denim on the inside opening of the front pockets and stitched it with cotton/poly thread, a true evolution for the way jeans are constructed.
We're quite into the cuts because we feel there is a gap in the Japanese denim market for jeans that aren't exactly reproductions but have a heavy nod to the Rockabilly days of the late 1950's, jeans that make you look like you're Marlon Brando or James Dean but aren't really the cuts they were wearing fifty years ago. A combination of the denim, leg silhouettes, tags, and knife pocket.

The denim on these is a denim developed by Flat Head only for Real Japan Blues which has impressed us here to say the least. It's similar to Flat Head's 3XXX denim in terms of how hairy it becomes after the first soak but has a deeper indigo color straight off. The dye method yields an extremely high contrast fade which we'd only seen this intense before on Flat Head's denim, yet it's quite different considering it's pure indigo and the cotton is from Zimbabwe.

The New Real Japan Blues 106BSP









RJB 106BSP Jeans.
Worn for 15 Months.


February 18, 2010 @ 08:34 PM
kiko

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Location: NJ... what of it?

dam kiya those came out great, shits look aged but still have so much indigo left. wish i didnt sleep on those when they were on sale....
March 2, 2010 @ 11:42 PM
sbsplease

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damn
March 17, 2010 @ 06:19 PM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

The New Real Japan Blues 105BSP Jean

Hailing from Nagano, Japan.. Real Japan Blues is known for their psychotic ways of producing even the simplest of garments. They take everything from western shirts to five pocket jeans and create them in an entirely new way using fabrics that impress even the most seasoned garment junkie.

The new version of the 105BSP jean is a straight leg jean with a medium rise and a button fly. They've added back pocket lining, new arcuate stitching, and a very impressive new method of extending the life on the front pockets which we've never seen on a pair of jeans before. They've hand felled a secondary piece of denim on the inside opening of the front pockets and stitched it with cotton/poly thread, a true evolution for the way jeans are constructed.
We're quite into the cuts because we feel there is a gap in the Japanese denim market for jeans that aren't exactly reproductions but have a heavy nod to the Rockabilly days of the late 1950's, jeans that make you look like you're Marlon Brando or James Dean but aren't really the cuts they were wearing fifty years ago. A combination of the denim, leg silhouettes, tags, and knife pocket.

The denim on these is a denim developed by Flat Head only for Real Japan Blues which has impressed us here to say the least. It's similar to Flat Head's 3XXX denim in terms of how hairy it becomes after the first soak but has a deeper indigo color straight off. The dye method yields an extremely high contrast fade which we'd only seen this intense before on Flat Head's denim, yet it's quite different considering it's pure indigo and the cotton is from Zimbabwe.


The New Real Japan Blues 105BSP








RJB Jeans.
Worn for 15 Months.


March 23, 2010 @ 04:50 PM
cheyaaa

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what store has them? price?

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March 23, 2010 @ 08:50 PM
Technique

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the post right above you tells you where, but anyway, www.selfedge.com

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May 11, 2010 @ 12:44 PM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

The New Slim Tapered Real Japan Blues 103BSP Jean & Suede Saddle Shoes

Real Japan Blues has done their first slim tapered jean cut and a pair of navy and gray suede saddle shoes.

The new 103BSP jean is a slim cut jean with a tapered leg. They've added back pocket lining, new arcuate stitching, and a very impressive new method of extending the life on the front pockets which we've never seen on a pair of jeans before. They've hand felled a secondary piece of denim on the inside opening of the front pockets and stitched it with cotton/poly thread, a true evolution for the way jeans are constructed.
The denim on these has been developed by Flat Head only for Real Japan Blues. It's similar to Flat Head's 3XXX denim in terms of how hairy it becomes after the first soak but has a deeper indigo color straight off. The dye method yields an extremely high contrast fade which we'd only seen this intense before on Flat Head's denim, yet it's quite different considering it's pure indigo and the cotton is from Zimbabwe.

The Navy & Gray Saddle Shoes are a favorite at the shop. They're classic, extremely well built, and very comfortable. The soles are full leather and are Goodyear welted for waterproofing and breathability. These are made in small batches in Nagano (Japan) by Flat Head's leather division for the Real Japan Blues brand.

The Real Japan Blues 103BSP jean is available now at SESF, SENY, and in our online store under RJB. The Navy & Gray Saddle Shoes are available now at SENY and in our online store. Check the online store for a full spec list, hi-res photos, and more information:

www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=76

Real Japan Blues 103BSP - Slim Tapered






Real Japan Blues Navy & Gray Saddle Shoes




May 11, 2010 @ 12:51 PM
Clothes_addict

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Location: Bay Area

they're really nice. Wish those 66BSPBK were'nt out of my size. Might get teh 105's
May 18, 2010 @ 02:18 PM
kiko

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Join Date: Dec 2008

Location: NJ... what of it?

really wish RJB footwear models werent so fucking expensive, but those saddle shoes are a thing of beauty..
May 24, 2010 @ 01:29 AM
Clothes_addict

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Location: Bay Area

Now have a pair of 105BSP but dont fit me correctly. If anyones interested they're basically brand new size 30 Pm me

hypebeast.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2505766#post2505766
June 9, 2010 @ 03:51 PM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

Real Japan Blues 106BSP
1.5 Years


18 months, 1 soak, 6 washes.








June 10, 2010 @ 02:17 PM
kiko

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Location: NJ... what of it?

grail status..when you plan on retiring these and starting on a new pair of denim?
June 10, 2010 @ 07:45 PM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

grail status..when you plan on retiring these and starting on a new pair of denim?


As soon as i find something i like as much as this jean, which hasn't happened yet, but will have to happen soon because these only have a about six months of life left in them until i have to repair them every month.
June 11, 2010 @ 02:21 PM
kiko

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Location: NJ... what of it?

cant wait to seem em in 6 months.
September 8, 2010 @ 04:32 PM
chernobylda

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Those faded so nicely
October 4, 2010 @ 12:32 AM
kiya

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Location: san francisco

Real Japan Blues 106BSP
2 Years (and 3 days)


1 soak, 8 washes.







Now on permanent display at SELA.

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