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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

Why Japanese Denim Is So Expensive

A pair of typical blue jeans might not cost you much, but it could set you back a few hundred dollars if it's the renowned Japanese selvage variety. Japanese denim from a brand like Momotaro in Kojima, Japan, can cost over $2,000. Today, Japanese denim is often regarded as one of the finest types of denim in the industry. So what's so special about Japanese denim? And why is it so expensive?

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