blue blanket longjohnBlue Blanket X Yen Collaboration Made In Japan Jeans

The Italian Blue Blanket denim brand teamed-up with Yen Jeans from Japan for a special collaboration. The collaboration idea was born during the CC Show in September 2018. Founder of Blue Blanket, Antonio di Battista, met the guys behind Yen Jeans and together they decided to make the bridge between the Italian and Japanese denim craftsmanship.

About Yen Jeans

Yen Jeans is a Tokyo-based premium denim brand which is started in 1996. They’re known for their denim design invented and created from the brand’s unique perspective. Although the brand ended production once in 2007, they made a comeback in celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2017. With the brand’s original concept, they offer premium Tokyo denim.

Japanese Redline Selvedge

The Blue Blanket X Yen Jeans collaboration jeans is named Style P13. This style is inspired by a classic 1950s pair of 501XX from Levi’s. It’s a five-pocket, with a loose fit and straight legs.

The pattern of the jeans is made by Antonio in Italy, and the jeans itself is produced in Japan. For the fabric they used a rigid 14oz Japanese redline selvedge which is woven on authentic shuttle looms at Kuroki.

Back Pocket Stitching

The left-back pocket on the jeans shows the typical Blue Blanket blue horizontal stitching, while the right pocket has the Yen Jeans decorative stitching. The stitching, on both pockets, will be more visible when the fabric of the jeans will age with wear. Both pockets also feature the brand’s woven labels.

The jeans is stitched with tobacco color thread, and the belt loops are more lemon colored. The patch of the jeans is from Yen Jeans.

Available February 2020

The Blue Blanket X Yen Jeans will be available on February 2020. So, to get your hands on this special pair you will have to wait a few more months to rock this one.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.