Big John RARE R008 15.5oz Selvedge
The 3rd generation of "RARE".
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.
The denim on the R008 is nicknamed the BIG7055, this 15.5 oz unsanforised denim was literally 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.
Please refer to the fit guide image (last product image) for detailed measurements of before and after wash measurements.
Classic Straight Fit
Unsanforized 15.5 oz RANSEI* denim *Japanese for "Master of Indigo"
Indigo-dyed Deer Leather Patch
Steel Buttons & Rivets
Double Belt Loop
Single Stitch Hem for strength
Hidden Polyester Stitching for reinforcement
Made in Japan
34" inside leg on all waist sizes
All Big John RARE's come in a denim carry case made out of the same denim, canvas and buttons as featured on the jeans.
We are proud to be one of the only stockists of Big John in the UK.
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.
We have extended our returns policy to 90 days during the COVID-19 outbreak, as we are aware customers may not be able to visit a post office to return an order for a while.
90-day no-fuss returns.
Returns in the UK are FREE.
Full refund including standard delivery charge, or exchange.
If you wish to return your order, we offer a full refund or an exchange if it is sent back in brand new, resaleable condition (including all tags, packaging and boxes) within 90 days.
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. Please note, if you paid for express delivery, this will not be refunded to you due to the cost of the service.
We never charge a restocking fee for returned items.
If you opt to add a free gift to your order during a promotion, you will also need to return the free gift should you return the item(s) in your order. Failure to return any free gift in new condition will result in the retail value of the gift being deducted from your refund.
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.
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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.
|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|
|Inches (Waist)||CM (Waist)|