This Autumn/Winter, we're proud to debut our second Japanese fabric in the EUROPEAN MADE collection. We first started to combine our Japanese and European production houses when we introduced the BENZAK contest jeans. This came in the form of our B-01 fit with the Kojima selvedge fabric. This was limited to 50 pairs for the duration of the year-long contest. After many requests, we decided to roll out the B-01 Kojima selvedge into our core EUROPEAN MADE collection. It was only a matter of time before the Japanese fabric and European fit collaboration was to evolve, and what better way to expand the collection other than with a wintery stealth-like fabric created by Kurabo Mills. It's our first venture with the well known Japanese mill and it's fair to say, we're overly impressed.
The BDJ-01 COWBOY JACKET 15 oz. Japanese Tiger Selvedge is the latest addition to our ever-growing collection of jackets. If you're familiar with our history of jackets then you'll know the BDJ-01 is our first-ever denim jacket silhouette. The jacket is a slight mix of a type 1 and type 2 classic trucker jacket re-interpreted in our very own BENZAK way. The understated design teamed up with the Japanese Tiger Selvedge denim opens up a whole new side to the garment. The dark indigo tones are rich on the eye and assist with a mature look. The selvedge edges are black and yellow, thus paying homage to stripes on the biggest cat in the world. The fabric itself is woven at a high tension and is of a green cast origin. The first few wears will be slightly on the rigid side of life, but once broken in the tiger selvedge eases up and fits like a glove.
It's safe to say the The COWBOY JACKET has become an iconic piece in the BENZAK collection. The option of having the Japanese Tiger Selvedge in the mix adds another dimension to your look. The silhouette as a whole is an ideal layering piece for the dedicated denim head. Cozy up with a contrasting grey hoodie for added protection against the bitter winds of wherever you may be.
The B-01 Japanese Tiger Selvedge could possibly make you want to reassess your winter denim rotation. Weighing in at a comfortable 15 oz. our most popular European fit gets a fabric update. Just like the BDJ-01 our B-01 looks sleek and sophisticated. The rich indigo tones coupled up with the contrast black and yellow stitching exhibit a matured look and feel to the garment. Dressed up or down the tiger Selvedge jeans will see you through a multitude of occasions. The rigidity of the fabric boasts a tough and hardwearing exterior. Some break-in time needs to be accounted for, but once you get over that hurdle it's smooth sailing with high fading potential. High quality robust fabric construction means longer lasting product lifespans. The cost per wear with our selvedge denim out lives the total cost of product. We're focused on making garments that will last a lifetime and not just a season. Keeping up with the tiger-like stealthiness theme we've used brass and black metal trimmings, a black veg tan patch and topped it off with our signature bull logo embroidered in black yarn.