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The Slim Jean in Kuroki Mills Black Selvage

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Up until the mid-1950s, the popular conception of denim was dominated by images of cowboys and pan-wielding prospectors. Then, in 1956, with the introduction of the first ever black denim (dubbed “The Elvis Presley Jean”) by Levi Strauss, everything changed. Ever since its rather transgressive opening act, black denim has become just as ubiquitous as its blue brother without losing its edge. Now, by popular request, it’s back in action at Taylor Stitch. The same careful construction, subdued detailing, and slim fit that we’re known for, now available in 13oz Japanese black selvage denim. Everyone should have a pair.


Though excellent denim is produced all over the world, it’s probably fair to call Japan the capital of high-quality denim manufacturing. Famous for offering unique textures and brilliant colors in a wide range of weights, denim mills across Japan have emerged as standard-bearers in what is and has long been a cherished staple of the global fashion industry. Established in the mid-1970s, Kuroki Mills has distinguished itself as not only a provider of superior denim products, but also as an industry leader in environmentally friendly manufacturing. This 13oz selvage denim is hardy, sustainably produced, and will age exquisitely with wear.

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  • 14-oz. Kuroki Mills black yarn-dyed warp/weft denim.
  • A tailored yet slim fit.
  • Medium rise with shape to keep the back waistband against your skin and some extra space to accommodate the boys.
  • Button fly.
  • Heavyweight Wicket & Craig leather patch.
  • YKK matte black shanks and rivets.
  • Custom San Francisco map pocketing.
  • 36" inseam.
  • Proudly made in California.


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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