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BIG JOHN

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Features:
mainly men’s, none-wash (raw), one-wash, processed jeans

What kind of jeans and denim items do they have?

Category of Products

  • mainly men’s
  • jeans: none-wash (raw), one-wash, processed

Photograph

The headquarters of BIG JOHN in Kojima area, Kurashiki city, Okayama, March 2013

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Maruo Clothing (a predecessor of the current BIG JOHN) is the first company that made jeans in Japan.

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They started to import and sew jeans in 1958.

In 1964 they got 50 rolls of denim fabric of Canton Textile Mills (a company in the United States), and started to make jeans by sewing that real thick denim from the following year.

Cafe WAGEN in Kojima area, Kurashiki city, Okayama, March 2013

The first model of jeans made of denim of Canton Textile Mills is on display at the Museum of Japanese Jeans (on the premises of Cafe WAGEN).

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The first model of jeans made of denim of Canton Textile Mills

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Big John Rare Jeans

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    I'm a blogger in Japan. I love jeans made in Japan, and made this site to write about those.

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