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John Jean: Rainbow Selvedge

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Regular price $369.00
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John Jean is a modern take on 1940s workwear. Featuring a high waist and flat front with an adjustable side fastening. The zip is concealed in the side pocket. The striped selvedge edge is used as a detail on the pockets and belt loops. Indigo denim has a rainbow stripe and natural denim has a classic red stripe. The leg is a loose cut and slightly tapers at the hem. John Jean is designed to be worn slightly cropped at the ankle bone. Wear it with sneakers or ankle boots for day and heels for night. John Jean is extremely versatile with a tee shirt, sweater or blouse tucked.

John is Sarah’s Dad.


John Jean inside leg length is 70cm

Our model Shannon measures height 172cm, waist 68, hips 93cm, and wears a size 6. Her jeans are custom shortened by 2cm.

We recommend purchasing your usual size. Use our sizing chart to determine the best fit. 

Double bronze snaps give the benefit of adjustable waist fastening.

Your raw denim John Jean should be a super firm fit and will feel a little stiff, when you first try them on. After a few wears the denim will grow and relax through the waist, hips and seat, becoming half a size bigger. As time passes they will soften beautifully and mild to perfectly fit your body, becoming as individual as you.


John Jean is made from 100% cotton, raw, rainbow selvedge denim. Dyed with natural indigo and woven on old shuttle looms in Kuroki Mills, Ibara, Japan. It has a unique, colour texture and appearance.


It is important to wait as long as possible before the first wash. (Three months is a good guideline.) Hang your jeans out in the fresh air to refresh them, rather than washing. We recommend a cool hand wash as this will retain the best colour and ensure there is no shrinkage.

1. ¼ Fill the bath with cool water

2. Add a teaspoon of detergent 

  • Let jeans soak for 45mins 
  • Give them a bit of a scrub to remove any dirt and grime
  • Rinse with cold water 
  • Hang outside to dry,  inside out

High quality jeans using the finest materials last much longer than those made of lesser quality material. Resulting in a much better cost performance, as well as being more gentle to the environment.