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Kai 15.5 Oz Japan Dry Selvage
2500,00 kr
Tapered Kai, in 15.5 Oz denim from Japan, starts stiff, softens, molds to your body, and ages beautifully.
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Made in Portugal

The high-rise relaxed tapered Kai, made in a beautiful 15.5 Oz selvage denim!

Made in a denim perfectly balancing between midweight and heavyweight from Kuroki in Japan. Weighing in at 15.5 Oz, the Kai Dry Selvage starts off a bit stiff, but the cotton yarn used in this denim is actually super soft long-staple cotton. Through the initial break-in period, this denim will soften up and mold to your body, and age beautifully over time.

The 15.5 Oz Dry Selvage is made – as all our denim fabrics - with a dyeing technique called rope dye. When rope dyeing denim yarns the white core of the cotton yarn remains untouched during the dyeing process. With friction and wear as the layers and layers of indigo are worn off the surface of the fabric, the un-dyed core of the cotton yarn will eventually appear, slowly leaving beautiful contrast fading to the surface, uniquely patterned to you personally.
The structure and thickness of this particular denim lends itself to perfect wear patterns as it ages.

Kai 15.5 Oz Japan Dry Selvage is launched for FW23 together with The Barnes 22.5 Oz Japan Heavy Selvage and Emerson 18 Oz Japan Dry Selvage. All heavier selvage qualities, complimenting our core line of 14 Oz selvage jeans. This series of heavier selvage jeans is finished off with a thick vegetable tanned full grain leather patch, with a natural finish. As the jeans age this leather patch will age nicely with it, building patina over time and gradually becoming darker.

Details & Features
- 15.5 Oz narrowloom selvage denim from Kuroki, Japan
- 100% Sanforized cotton,
- Warp rope-dyed in indigo, natural coloured weft
- 8 Oz ecru canvas pocketing
- Back pockets and coin pocket lined with canvas for increased durability
- Natural finish vegetable tanned full grain leather patch, made in Italy.
- YKK two-prongtack, silver button fly
- YKK silver coloured solid copper washed-burr rivets
- Stitched with poly core cotton thread
- Made at Lisama, Portugal

Go to our fit guide to read more about the Kai.
+ Fitguide

Kai is constructed with a higher and narrow waistband, curved into the lower back, a relaxed fit around the hip and thigh, before it tapers down to a classic slim/straight leg opening.

Measuring guide

Size

Waist

Rise

Backrise

Thigh

Knee

Leg

27

36,7

24,4

35,4

30

20

16,5

28

37,9

24,8

35,8

30,75

20,5

17

29

39,1

25,2

36,2

31,5

21

17,5

30

40,3

25,6

36,6

32,25

21,5

18

31

41,5

26

37

33

22

18,5

32

42,7

26,4

37,4

33,75

22,5

19

33

43,9

26,8

37,8

34,5

23

19,5

34

45,1

27,2

38,2

35,25

23,5

20

36

47,5

27,6

38,6

36,75

24

20,5

38

49,9

28

39

38,25

24,5

21

+ Care

Some people prefer raw dry denim for its even, dark colour. Others choose raw denim as a blank canvas to develop a unique and personal wear pattern over time.

Depending on how you want your jeans to evolve, we recommend slightly different ways to treat and wash them.

Maintain the even dark colour:
The longer you wear your raw denim before the first wash, the more contrast you'll see in areas experiencing friction after the initial wash. If you want to keep the jeans as even in colour as possible, we recommend washing them early. Wear them until they've stretched slightly in the waist, 1 to 2 weeks, and then give them a machine wash (see advice below). This will remove excess dye from the entire jeans evenly, and over time, you'll achieve a more even look in the jeans. Wash as needed after this initial wash.

Build fades:
Since raw denim starts out as a blank canvas, your jeans can develop a personal expression over time reflecting usage, personality, and lifestyle. If you want pronounced wear marks, with high contrast between light and dark areas, you need to wear the jeans for an extended period of time before the first wash. The longer you wear the jeans before washing, the more dramatic and high contrast you're fade patterns will become.

But the cost of wearing unwashed raw denim for a long time is that it will wear out faster than if the jeans are washed early, especially at the crotch. If you want to both build fades and preserve the lifespan of the jeans, we recommend giving your jeans a soak to soften the fabric after 1 to 2 weeks of wear

-Turn the jeans inside-out and soak them fully submerged in lukewarm water for an hour. Use a tub or a large bucket.
-Hang them to dry (in the shower or another place that can handle blue drips).

Note: Our jeans in rinse qualities have already received this treatment.

To ensure that your jeans will last and stay as nice as possible, we recommend following these simple steps when machine washing:

- Always turn your jeans inside-out before washing
- Wash your jeans cold, 30C, and never use fabric softener
- Don't let your jeans rest in the washing machine after the program has ended
- Hang dry

It's a common myth that you should never wash your jeans. An accumulation of dust and grime from very long wear will actually wear on the cotton fibres, causing holes to appear quicker. But it is true that the average person washes their jeans way to often. How often you should wash your jeans depends greatly on how and where you wear them. Wash your jeans when needed, but if they seem fine, it can probably wait a while longer.

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