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The Start Of The Made In Japan Collection

Ten years ago, the founder of Benzak, Lennaert Nijgh, met Hiroki Kishimoto from Japan Blue Group. This was their starting point to work together on Benzak’s ‘Made in Japan’ collection. Now, fast forward ten years later, they teamed up for a special jeans collaboration with Japan Blue Jeans as the mother company, Japan Blue Group, still manages the production of Benzak in Japan to this day.

benzak japan blue jeans

benzak japan blue jeans

Two Limited-Edition Jeans

The outcome of the collaboration are two limited-edition jeans. The first style is based on Benzak’s earliest model, BDD-006; the second style is based on one of JBJ’s best-selling fits, J266B. The jeans feature individual as well as shared signature details of both brands.

benzak japan blue jeans

benzak japan blue jeans

benzak japan blue jeans

The Special 16.5 oz. Cote D’ivoire Selvedge Fabric

For this collaboration, they used a special 16.5oz selvedge fabric. This is a slubby fabric, also called a monster fabric by the brand as it is woven with a low tension, which creates a texture similar to hand-woven fabrics known for amazing fading results.

Everything from cotton cultivation to harvesting is done by hand; this benefits the cotton fibers as they are rarely damaged, creating a super-high quality base for this heavy-weight fabric. Because there are no pesticides used or no modification is applied, this type of cotton is considered closest to the original.

benzak japan blue jeans

benzak japan blue jeans

Two Different Fits

As said, the collaboration comes in two different fits, in Benzak’s BDD-006 fit, which is a slim fit style, and in Japan Blue Jeans’ J266B style, a regular fit with tapered legs.

Benzak‘s BDD-006 is a slim-fitting silhouette with a modern low-rise, snug thighs, and a consistent slim straight shape down the leg. Due to this, the BDD-006 is a versatile modernized slim fit suitable for the majority of body types.

Japan Blue Jeans’ J266B is a modern tapered silhouette with a skinny figure from knees to hems which makes your legs look sharper and more stylish. Even though it’s a skinny model, there are rooms around thighs and thus the jeans are recommended for various types of people including a person with a larger body.

benzak japan blue jeans

benzak japan blue jeans

The Release Of The Jeans

The Benzak x Japan Blue Jeans collaboration will be available Friday the 17th of December via select retailers worldwide, and there will be a small batch available on Benzak’s website too, so mark your agenda’s.

benzak japan blue jeans

benzak japan blue jeans

benzak japan blue jeans

benzak japan blue jeans

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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. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.