TCB Jeans “60’s” 13oz. Unsanforized Japanese Selvedge Jeans (Regular Cut)
TCB’s take on the iconic 1966 Levis 501, a clean, high-mid rise, regular cut with a very slight taper towards the hem.
Utilizing vintage sewing machines and a 13oz. fabric that is light but pure blue in hue with strong characters of unevenness and fuzz, they are very reminiscent of vintage Levis.
Made with cotton from San Joaquin Valley, a vast farmland in central California; A cotton with extra-long fibers grown using thaw water from the surrounding mountain range.
Raw and unsanforized, these will shrink upon washing. Expect shrinkage of about 2% at the waist and hips and around 3% at the rise. The length Is where these shrink alot, around 8-10% while only about 4% at the thighs, knee, and leg opening
Roping at the leg opening and puckering and bunching at the yoke are evident even just after the first soak. After a couple of washes, the fabric also becomes very soft and comfortable with a nice pure blue hue and a hairy and slightly uneven texture.
Iron buttons that will rust over time and a hand processed paper patch that will darken as it ages are just some of the character and details that will grow with these jeans over time and use.
**Last few photos of the set above are after a couple of washes. Notice the puckering, roping, the deeper blue hue, and more apparent slub and nep.
• Nicolai at 5’10” and 170lbs wearing a size 32
• Generally true to size after washing.
• Shrinks about one size down.
• Consider your true waist size.
• We also recommend choosing based on unwashed waist measurements below and then sizing up.