Big John are the godfather of Japanese denim and responsible for the selvedge denim manufacturing scene in the now famous Kojima, Okayama. Founder Kotaro Ozaki initially began his business manufacturing school uniform, work wear and U.S military inspired clothing. Kotaro is known for producing the first pair of jeans entirely made in Japan in 1965 using fabric from Canton Textile Mills from America under the brand name ‘Canton’. He would then later develop the first denim fabric made in Japan in 1972. Big John pioneered the Japanese Selvedge Denim scene as we know it today!
Why are Big John Jeans iconic?
Big John is the original Japanese denim brand. Big John's first pair of jeans was made in Japan in 1965 using fabric from the iconic Canton Textile Mills based in Georgia, America.
Did Big John create the first Japanese denim fabric?
Big John created the first ever Japanese denim fabric in 1972 and would pioneer the the denim manufacturing scene in Kojima, Okayama.
What styles of selvedge denim does Big John offer?
Big John offer a range of jeans from slim, tapered, straight and wide. Their "RARE" colllection is still made to this day from their very first Japanese fabric.