The Ichiban Selvedge first made it’s appearance in 2017 as a custom denim developed exclusively in partnership with drop.com (formally Massdrop). The aim was to create a fabric that would function as not only a great starter pair of raw selvedge jeans, but also your go-to classic pair, hence the name Ichiban, Japanese for number one.
As it turns out, this jean became immensely popular, being the #1 selling jean on their platform. Since then, Drop has changed gears and is no longer carrying apparel. But the demand for this pair did not go away, so N&F decided to bring it back!
This 13.75oz Japanese selvedge denim is dyed using natural indigo. The production of natural indigo is a laborious process in which the indigofera plant is collected, dried, fermented and left to mature. This process can take up to 1 year. The resulting denim has a warm blue tone that isn't too dark, and is reminiscent of vintage blue jeans. The denim is made using a short slub cotton which produces a slightly uneven surface texture.
Cut, sewn, built in Canada with contrast stitching, a 10oz vegetable tanned leather patch, and silver metallic buttons and rivets.
Available online now at JEANSTORE here:
EASY GUY (RELAXED TAPERED)
WEIRD GUY (REGULAR TAPERED)
SUPER GUY (SKINNY)