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The Slim Jean in Kuroki Welterweight Slub

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The legendary Kuroki Mills, nestled in Ibara City, Okayama, has been milling some of the finest denim on the planet for over 70 years, utilizing the soft, natural water from the region, resulting in what they refer to as a “clear blue sky” hue from their indigo dying process. This welterweight denim is a fresh venture for them, culminating out of a will to create lightweight selvage that yields the rich, contrasty fades of traditional 15oz denim. The result? An artisanal, long-lasting jean that’s light enough for year-round wear. Made in the USA with our standard obsession for detail and tailored to perfection—we can’t wait to see how yours look five years down the line.


Milled on traditional shuttle looms and indigo dyed with natural soft water from the Ibara City region on Okayama, this Kuroki Welterweight Slub is engineered to hold up to years of hard wear, and offer some incredible fades in the process. Close inspection will reveal unique irregularities in the warp and weft (achieved with a slower looming process), resulting in a nuanced slub texture that will develop incredible character with every wear. Finished with our signature organic cotton map print pocketing and indestructible YKK copper hardware.


  • Medium rise with a true slim fit that tapers gently through the thigh, knee, and leg opening.
  • 34" inseam.
  • 11-oz. 100% cotton selvage denim.
  • Woven on selvage shuttle looms by the famed Kuroki mills.
  • New lightweight denim development from Kuroki that gives the appearance of heavyweight denim without the weight.
  • 5-oz. 100% cotton vintage SF map pocketing.
  • Button fly.
  • Leather patch on backside of waistband.
  • YKK copper shanks and rivets.
  • Wash cold and tumble dry low.
  • Made in USA.
  • Model is 5'10", wearing a 32.

Garment Weight

Sturdy daily drivers.

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This product is part of a small batch manufacturing run that may use exclusive materials like dead stock fabrics. The product is limited in quantity and may never be in stock again. Limited products are available for immediate shipping.

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Great products are built all over the world—when we choose a factory, quality matters a heck of a lot more to us than geography. That said, we’re always proud to offer American-made gear. Like everything we put our name on, this Made in America piece is Responsibly Built for the Long Haul.

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