Big John Jackets & Coats L Big John RARE Jacket - Unsanforized Selvedge Denim
Big John Jackets & Coats Big John RARE Jacket - Unsanforized Selvedge Denim
Big John Jackets & Coats Big John RARE Jacket - Unsanforized Selvedge Denim
Big John Jackets & Coats Big John RARE Jacket - Unsanforized Selvedge Denim

Big John RARE Jacket - Unsanforized Selvedge Denim

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Code: R609-000L

Regular price $548.00 $494.00 Sale


Big John RARE Jacket - Unsanforized Selvedge Denim

For the "RARE" collection, Big John worked with the most experienced craftsmen in Japan on each step of the production (spinning, dyeing, weaving, and sewing) to pursue the highest quality jeans they could create in Japan.

This 15.5 oz unsanforised denim was built from the ground up for the RARE project. The cotton is a carefully blended mix of two different American staples, made into yarn threads by Asahi Boseki KK, a yarn spinning specialist in Osaka. Everything from the twist of the yarn to the shape of the slub has been customised, with a focus on smoothness and sturdiness.

The finished warp yarn is then sent onto Sakamoto Denim for indigo dyeing. There is a Sakamoto Ransei stamp on the pocket cloth of these jeans, translating to “Sakamoto indigo saint” in Japanese, the honorific given to Yasushi Sakamoto, the former president of the company and a legendary master of the indigo who had initially developed the synthindigo dye to be used for the third generation RARE denim products.

The yarns are woven at Shinya Mills, very slowly with minimal tension into denim on a single Sakamoto narrow shuttle loom from the 1950s. A special note about the weaving of this BIG7055 denim is that it was design to be ‘Wrench Proof’, woven in such a way that the denim does not distort after shrink-to-fit or a wash in the washing machine.

The "RARE" collection is unsanforized, and will shrink approx 9% over the first 2 washes. 

Unsanforized 15.5 oz RANSEI* denim *Japanese for "Master of Indigo"

Indigo-dyed Deer Leather Patch

Steel Buttons & Rivets 

Extra Thick Pocket Lining

Hidden Polyester Stitching for reinforcement 

Made in Japan

We are proud to be one of the only stockists of Big John in the UK.

Runs slightly small in terms of sizing.

We suggest taking the next size up form your usual size.

Big John is a brand of tradition and innovation. It has been over 70 years since we started our business as a small sewing factory in Kojima, Okayama, now known as the denim capital of Japan. We manufactured the first made-in-Japan jeans in 1965, and developed the first Japanese denim fabric in 1972.  Since then, we have continued to push boundaries in the world of denim. Our mission as the pioneer of Japanese Denim is to honor the history and lead the growth of this local industry.  Today, Big John's collection offers a full range of wardrobe. With Japanese design, Japanese fabric, and Japanese production as the core elements of our brand, we continue to pursue uncompromised quality and distinguished style in each piece of our clothing. 


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Items in stock - 2-3 working days UK delivery

Items available to pre-order - 3-10 working days UK delivery (approx.)

Shipping to Europe - 5-7 working days delivery

Shipping to rest of World - 5-14 working days delivery


For UK orders over £100, we offer FREE DELIVERY. For all orders under £100, delivery is charged at £3.99. All orders will be processed within 24 hours of receipt.

All UK orders will be sent by Royal Mail. All orders will be sent by Royal Mail Tracked 48, which is a 2-3 working day delivery from dispatch. Please enter your contact details at checkout for shipping and tracking notifications.

Items available to pre-order can take between 3-10 working days to arrive, depending on availability from our suppliers. 
Please contact us for an accurate delivery estimate if your item is shown as "pre-order" and you need the product urgently.

If you order a combination of in-stock and pre-order items, we will ship individual items as soon as they become available.

Next day delivery is available for in-stock items, for orders placed before 2pm. The cost for this is £9.99.

If you wish to cancel your order after it has been dispatched, you will need to return your order before you are refunded.

International orders from within the European Union (EU) will be charged at £7.99. All EU orders will be sent by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed, which typically takes 5-7 working days to arrive from dispatch.

International orders from outside the European Union (Rest Of World) will be charged at £14.99. All International (Rest Of World) orders will be sent by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed, which typically takes 5-14 working days to arrive from dispatch.

We use Royal Mail to dispatch our orders. All items are insured so if they are lost in postal transit, your money is guaranteed at all times. If this is the case, we will file a claim for missing goods with Royal Mail and upon completion of the claim we will either re-send the goods or refund the full amount to your card. Please be aware this process can take up to 21 days, as we have to give Royal Mail sufficient time to search for your missing parcel.

We will only deliver goods to the address on the order to protect against fraud - however you can change your delivery address before completing your order if you wish to have your order delivered to your workplace or elsewhere.


Returns in the UK are FREE.

If you wish to return your order, we offer a refund or an exchange if it is sent back in brand new, resaleable condition (including all tags, packaging and boxes) within 30 days. 

Click here to request a return using our new self-service returns portal

Refunds will be credited back to the original payment method used (card, paypal, google pay or amazon pay). If you paid using Pay Later with Klarna, your refund will be reflected in your Klarna statement, and the balance owed will be cleared.

To speed up the exchange process, if you request an exchange we will email you a gift card code upon receipt of your return, which you can then use to place a new order for the item you require.

When you have requested a return via our online portal, you will receive an email with instructions on how to generate your free returns label and return the order to us. Any refund or exchange credit will be issued once we have received the goods, in the original condition. The refund will be for the full amount of your order, including delivery costs.

We will not charge a restocking fee for returned items.

Any goods with manufacturing faults on arrival will be replaced or refunded, at your request. If an item has been worn and developed a fault, we may request images of the item to verify the fault before authorising your return request.

International returns must be posted back to us at your own expense.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

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All sizing information is for guide purposes only. The information below refers to worldwide sizing standards and sizing may differ between brands - we do our best to make a note on the product description if a particular product differs from this sizing information.

Mens tops (all general, approximate sizes)

UK / European / USA Inches (Chest) CM (Chest)
XS To fit 34 - 36 86 - 91
S To fit 36 - 38 91 - 96
M To fit 38 - 40 96 - 101
L To fit 40 - 42 101 - 106
XL To fit 42 - 44 106 - 111
XXL To fit 44 - 46 111 - 116

Jeans, Trousers, Chinos, Shorts

Inches (Waist) CM (Waist)
28 71
30 76
32 81
34 86
36 91
38 96

Mens shoe size conversion

British USA European Japan
5 6 38 23.5
5.5 6.5 38.5 24
6 7 39 24.5
6.5 7.5 40 25
7 8 40.5 25.5
7.5 8.5 41 26
8 9 42 26.5
8.5 9.5 42.5 27
9 10 43 27.5
9.5 10.5 44 28
10 11 44.5 28.5
10.5 11.5 45 29
11 12 46 29.5
11.5 12.5 46.5 30
12 13 47 30.5