realign

A New Denim Kid In Town

Realign is a new denim kid in town. A new denim initiative that is designed in The Netherlands and produced in Japan. With the brand, the makers took their inspiration from American workwear combined with Japanese craftsmanship. The first run, 100 pairs, are now available, and already flying out all over the world.

Realign

Realign

Realign

Made In Japan

The Realign jeans carry the Japanese characters ‘日本製’, which translates to ‘Made in Japan’. Japan is known for its high standards as it comes to denim. Therefore Realign decided to join forces with the Japanese Collect Mills for their selvage fabric. A company that is producing top-notch selvage fabrics since 1992. The jeans itself is produced by Japan Blue, together with Collect Mills owned by the Japan Blue Group. All Realign jeans are made in-house at Japan Blue, with hardware and labels made by renowned third parties in and around Kojima, Japan.

Realign

Realign

Realign

The First Jeans Fit

The first jeans fit of Realign is the RLGN-R. This is a regular fit, with a medium rise, room in the thighs, and a slight taper throughout the leg. It provides sufficient room in the top block – making it fit comfortably without being loose, and the taper gives a clean, contemporary silhouette.

It features a peek-a-boo selvage detail on the coin pocket, heavyweight cotton pocketing, chain stitched hem and waistband, tonal stitched arcuate on the back pockets, hidden rivets on the back pockets, limited indigo-dyed deerskin leather patch, button fly, brass buttons with bell plated top, Realign top button, and custom-made donut buttons on the fly.

Realign

Realign

Realign

Realign

The Fabric

The 16oz selvage fabric for this Realign jeans is Sanforized, made with a red and white selvage ID. It’s called ‘Structure Selvedge’ by Collect Mills for its irregular and slubby texture. The fabric is woven on a vintage shuttle loom at a low tension, which results in a comfortable and durable yet breathable fabric. It might feel a little tough and rigid in the first few weeks of wearing, but it will soon soften and mold to the wearer. Over time, the 16oz. Structure Selvedge will offer high contrast fades and attractive overall wear.

Realign

Realign

Realign

Worn pair of Realign jeans.

https://realigndenim.com

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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.