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Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
The brand’s iconic logo - For Jason Denham, scissors are a symbol of his craft.
Selvedge refers to self-finished edges — roll up the cuff of your jeans to have a peek.
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS
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Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS

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Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS

Zimbabwe Made in Japan Archive Selvedge (ZMIJAS): A 13oz, rigid fabric with burnt-out patch repairs. The wash recipe was inspired by a piece in the DENHAM Garment Library.

  • The 'Made in Japan' collection is one-of-a-kind artisan denim, 100% made in Japan. Every piece is limited edition and numbered.
  • Finished with a narrow red selvedge listing. 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 fabric has a low tension, open weave construction which makes it softer to touch.
  • The weft yars are made from a longer, natural organic cotton. The longer the cotton threads, the higher the quality and stretch of the fabric.
  • The Razor is our everyday go-to — a throw-it-on-and-wear-everywhere sort of jean. It’s designed with a modern fit that’s slim from the seat through the thigh, knee and ankle.

Specifications

Fit Razor - Slim Fit (learn more)
Wash name ZMIJAS - Zimbabwe Made In Japan Archive Selvedge
Weight Heavy Weight (13oz)
Material Feel Soft
Stretch No Stretch (Rigid)
Composition 100% Cotton

About the fit

Razor Slim Fit Jeans - ZMIJAS

The Razor is our everyday go-to – a throw-it-on-and-wear-everywhere sort of jean. It’s cut with a modern fit that’s slim from the hip through the thigh, knee and ankle. It’s a signature five-pocket style and (FYI) one of our most popular cuts for gents.

  • Slim fit
  • Tapers slightly at ankle
  • An everyday essential

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Selvedge Jeans

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.

Japanese Denim

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.

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The Logo

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.

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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.)

Premium Hardware

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.

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.

Washing your Jeans

Denham Spray

Extend the life of your jeans

This non-toxic, biodegradable denim spray has been specially developed by THE LAB X DENHAM. It’s made from pure natural enzymes, with no perfumes. The spray is tough on stains and odour, allowing you to get the best performance out of your denim.

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The Truth is in the Details

By Jason Denham

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.