Crossback Jeans - JLWIW
Crossback Jeans - JLWIW
Japan Lightweight Indigo Virgin (JLWIV): Japanese denim is some of our most premium product. It's made by Japanese artisans who use old school shuttle looms and arduous, time-consuming production methods to create amazing results.
‘Virgin’ is DENHAM’s name for the purest form of denim – it’s denim that has been dyed and woven, but hasn’t undergone a pre-wash. This type of denim fabric allows the user to create a completely unique, personalised wear pattern over time.
Selvedge refers to self-finished edges — roll up the cuff of your jeans to have a peek. It’s a technical term that stems from old school shuttle looms.
The Cross Back is DENHAM’s distinctive cinch back style. Instead of constructing a traditional “buckle back” jean, we created this exclusive “cross back” model with a cinched back and DENHAM’s signature details: dropped yokes, 7-point back pockets, and a one-piece articulated leg with no side seams. This style is particularly popular in Japan, and has been enthusiastically embraced by the country’s denim connoisseurs.
- Virgin denim.
- Japanese denim.
- Cross back style.
- Selvedge finish.
- Niels is 1,87m and wears size 32/32
|Name||Crossback Jeans - JLWIW|
|Category||Men / Bottoms / Jeans|
|Wash||Japan Light Weight Indigo Washed (JLWIW)|
|Stretch||No Stretch (Rigid)|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
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Check out what makes the Crossback Jeans - JLWIW unique.
Selvedge (UK) or selvage (US) refers to a narrow, tightly woven band on the edges of denim fabric.
Made in Japan - ‘Japan has one of the most educated denim markets in the world,’ says Jason Denham. ‘They have, I think, some of the best materials and best denim, especially in the raw selvedge kind of fabric.’
Used in workwear since 1873, copper hardware has been around for almost as long as jeans have.
Jason Denham introduced our iconic 7-point pocket in his earliest designs; it’s inspired by the natural anatomy of a hand.
Our yoke panels are finished with our signature print – a collection of scissor artwork we’ve designed over the years.
We love to showcase our signature scissor print, and you’ll find it on the fishbone fabric used to make front pocket bags.
A symbol of quality
Selvedge refers to self-finished edges — roll up the cuff of your jeans to have a peek. It’s a technical term that stems from old school shuttle looms. Selvedge fabrics are woven on 28-30 inch looms, which create narrower fabric that’s associated with premium quality. These looms were replaced in the 1970s and ‘80s by more effective and wider 58-60 inch looms. Today, few mills still use the smaller looms since they operate at a slower rate – but they produce more natural irregularities across the denim’s surface. These come to life when subjected to special wash and wear pattern recipes and can produce more beautiful finishing effects.
Made with Italian Candiani Denim
Why we use Candiani Denim?
Founded in 1938 near Milan, Italy, Candiani Denim is one of the most well respected fabric mills in the world. The company is renowned for its premium quality fabrics and innovation in sustainability. Drawing on centuries of artisan textile expertise, Candiani shares our passion for authenticity and striking the right balance between tradition and modernity. DENHAM and Candiani also work in close collaboration to master the art of vintage replication.
A homage to the Japanese flag
‘Japan has one of the most educated denim markets in the world,’ says Jason Denham. ‘They have, I think, some of the best materials and best denim, especially in the raw selvedge kind of fabric.’
In the 1960s, the big American weaving mills switched from narrow 29” looms to more efficient 55” weaving machines. As the Americans phased out the laborious ‘old school’ method of production, the Japanese purchased the old machines and have continued using them to today. They have since combined traditional American qualities with their own touch: the best yarns; the most rigorous standards for dyeing and weaving; premium fits; and the highest attention to artisan detail.
691 stitches in every DENHAM scissor logo
For Jason Denham, scissors are a symbol of his craft. Throughout his career he’s collected thousands of pairs – each with a unique story and past. But there’s one scissor that’s the most important: his first pair, which inspired the brand’s iconic logo. Every pair of jeans in our men’s collection is stamped with this trademark, which is meticulously crafted from 691 stitches.
691 stitches in the scissor logo
7 Point Pocket
A DENHAM signature detail
Jason Denham introduced our iconic 7-point pocket in his earliest designs; it’s inspired by the natural anatomy of a hand. We later evolved to include a 5-point pocket in our collections, but we didn’t want to lose this important part of our brand heritage. We now make our coin pockets as 7-point, as a subtle nod to tradition.
Durable Front Pocket
The most durable pocket bags
We love to showcase our signature scissor print, and you’ll find it on the fishbone fabric used to make front pocket bags. So in addition to being super durable, they capture a little piece of history every time you reach in your pockets. (Scissor freaks can also look out for our scissor print on interior yoke panels.)
Copper meets black satin powder coating
In every design we make, we aim to combine our vintage inspirations with original DENHAM details. A distinct example is our premium copper hardware. Used in workwear since 1873, copper hardware has been around for almost as long as jeans have. We add a black satin powder coating, which gives a luxurious and modern twist to a nostalgic classic.
A sign of craftsmanship
Our yoke panels are finished with our signature print – a collection of scissor artwork we’ve designed over the years. So, every time you look inside your jeans, you’ll see a little bit of history.
Wash & Care
Let your jeans tell your story
Once you’ve invested in premium quality denim, it’s important to take proper care of your purchase. This will not only prolong the life of your jeans, but it will help them get better with age and tell a story — your story.
The Truth is in the Details
I’ve dedicated my life to making the perfect jeans. They’re my passion and my pride. Like a chef, I hand pick all my ingredients: I study tradition and technique, and obsess over every detail. I honour heritage and authenticity, while bringing a modern twist to my craft. I believe ‘The Truth is in the Details’ and every pair of DENHAM jeans tells a story – one that evolves every time they’re worn. I’m excited to share in this journey and story with you.