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.
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.
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.
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.
Worn pair of Realign jeans.