The Amsterdam based denim store ‘Tenue de Nîmes’ launched their collab jeans with one of Japan’s most influential denim brands: Japan Blue. This special denim collab collection consists three exclusive Japanse slim-fit denims: Two dry denims and one washed jean. The dry garment is made out of a beautiful fabric with an indigo warp and black weft and has tone-on-tone stitching.

General information about the project: The company’s founder Mr. Manabe proposed to do a special partnership with Tenue de Nîmes and Japan Blue Co Ltd. to introduce the world to one of his latest denim achievements: Côte d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans. Japan Blue started investigating this type of African cotton while on a journey to uncover the origin of jeans. The Japanese denim experts were looking for a type of cotton that could match the sort that was used when production of denim first took off, as far back as the 19th century. Côte d’Ivoire cotton is hand-picked, minimising any damage in the process. Garments made with this cotton are  comfortable to wear and the fabric will show a magnificent, natural color fading over time.

The jeans have a special co-branded patch and are limited to 60 pieces only. Check also the special selvage from this collab jeans. Congrats guys!

Japan Blue x Tenue de Nîmes Côte d'Ivoire Cotton 'Indigo x Black’ Jeans long john blog collab selvage selvedge 2016 limited edition special japan (2)
Japan Blue x Tenue de Nîmes Côte d'Ivoire Cotton 'Indigo x Black’ Jeans long john blog collab selvage selvedge 2016 limited edition special japan (3)
Japan Blue x Tenue de Nîmes Côte d'Ivoire Cotton 'Indigo x Black’ Jeans long john blog collab selvage selvedge 2016 limited edition special japan (4)
Japan Blue x Tenue de Nîmes Côte d'Ivoire Cotton 'Indigo x Black’ Jeans long john blog collab selvage selvedge 2016 limited edition special japan (7)
Japan Blue x Tenue de Nîmes Côte d'Ivoire Cotton 'Indigo x Black’ Jeans long john blog collab selvage selvedge 2016 limited edition special japan (9)
Japan Blue x Tenue de Nîmes Côte d'Ivoire Cotton 'Indigo x Black’ Jeans long john blog collab selvage selvedge 2016 limited edition special japan (5)
Japan Blue x Tenue de Nîmes Côte d'Ivoire Cotton 'Indigo x Black’ Jeans long john blog collab selvage selvedge 2016 limited edition special japan (8)
Japan Blue x Tenue de Nîmes Côte d'Ivoire Cotton 'Indigo x Black’ Jeans long john blog collab selvage selvedge 2016 limited edition special japan (6)
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. Celebrating my 10th anniversary with Long John this year.