We love exploring the extremes of selvedge denim. They represent a totally unique denim experience, and that’s what any selvedge denim lover appreciates. We’ve gone monstrously heavy, up to 26 ounces, to get that huge weight, bombproof feel. Today however, we’re showing you the other end of the spectrum. This is the Japan Featherweight and it’s a selvedge denim experience you need to have.
We recommend sizing down one for a fitted look, or keep your typical Gustin size for a more relaxed fit.
At first glance, Japan Featherweight stands out as a stellar, traditional raw denim. A bright indigo warp and crisp white weft give it a lively and classic surface. The overall color takes on a true union blue shade that’s very vintage. The starched base gives it that classic raw denim shine and you’d pick up on some nice creases behind the knees that set in after just a day of wear. It’s a stellar fabric just from the surface appearance. But that alone is not what makes this denim a true experience.
At a feathery 6 ounces, this is one of the lightest weight selvedge denims we've ever offered. The feel is totally unique. It's instantly comfortable in a way that you wouldn't believe raw denim could ever be. You can move easily in it and sense how well it will breath. The weight makes it the most wearable warm weather denim we've tried. What's greatest is how the breezy feel is balanced with a true raw denim look.
This is definitely the best of both worlds on a warm day and a denim experience you don't want to miss.
*Note unlike most brands we don't use vanity sizing for our pants. If you're a first time customer we highly recommend checking out our fit guide.