Our jeans have over 100 years of history, having spread from their beginnings as workwear for American laborers to their present-day status as a staple fashion item.
THE Jeans Stretch make use of stretch material that could never have existed using the technology of that time. A product of the latest weaving technology, the main feature of this material is how it displays outstanding stretchiness while maintaining a beautiful faded, vintage appearance.
These jeans are manufactured by Kuroki Co., Ltd. of Ibara City, Okayama, a region famous for its denim production.
We use indigo thread in our weaving. We make use of the old technique of rope dyeing, in which thread is twisted together and dipped in dye, which leaves the inside of the thread untouched by the dye, retaining its original white color. As a result, as the surface of the jeans is rubbed away, the white color beneath is quickly revealed.
This phenomenon is what produces the faded look of denim.
These jeans beautifully transform over time, with enthusiastic fans willing to pay large sums for precious vintage articles as a result.
Produced using newly-developed technology, THE Jeans Stretch for Slim make use of their outstanding stretchiness to provide unbelievable ease of movement and comfort against the skin for jeans, while still maintaining a tight figure.
In order to make the material’s horizontal stretching more effective, we revised the pattern and produced new samples countless times, resulting in a product that is comfortable while also looking great on you.
We treat our products in two ways.
The first is the vintage wash. Here, the Okayama denim artisans grind, dye and top the denim over and over again with their bare hands. Performed with enough care, this results in jeans that look just as if they have already been worn for many years.
The second is the one-wash. Here, the woven denim is treated with starch. This takes advantage of the properties of the material to produce a better fit and a softer texture.