Today we got to spend some time with Tabuchi of Momotaro Jeans and Kishimoto of Japan Blue Jeans. They showed us all the new cuts and styles of their upcoming 2014 collection. Thanks for stopping by gentlemen and safe travels to Las Vegas for the tradeshows next week!
If you are anywhere but here from 2-6pm you need to get down to Japantown ASAP! Tickets can be purchased at Jacks Bar til 4pm. We are proudly serving Lagunitas IPA all day. Hope to see all of you soon!
Come out to BeerWalk today as we kick off our Sale! Enjoy new markdowns til Sunday 2/16/2014!
To insure our customers that we are constantly thinking of you, shop hours are changing in response to a variety of emails and notes Azuki has received thus far about our not so fortunate hours of operation. We do apologize for any inconvenience and any further issues that this change may cause our customers, but we are improving our shop hours starting Feb 3rd.
Azuki is not only thrilled, but we are very satisfied for the opportunity to bring San Jose, some of California's best in threads and stitching. Rail Car Fine Goods comes straight out of Arcadia, CA to define high quality denim through their own appeal. Consisting of a small group of individuals who take big pride in every process they accompany their denim with, Rail Car is cut, sewn, and finished under one roof. No outsourcing, no foreigners, Rail Car denim is manufactured quality and construction.
Rail Car uses both American cone mill and Japanese denim fabrics. In setting their own standards I meant to say their design is integrated for a more comfort wear, and extra crisp fades. For Men's, we have the Spikes, X005, X009, and X014 which all sport a straight slim leg, medium low rise, varying between 12-16 oz pending the pair.
Along with the Spikes, we have our first couple pairs for the ladies. Yes..the beautiful ladies who prefer it raw, and tight. Rail Car offers 2 cuts, Donna x001, a 13.5oz American cone mill red line selvage pair, a favorite of most for the high waist fit.
2 tone button design, signature "R" at the fly, chain stitched bottom hem, triple tone stitching, and two piece waistband to achieve upper/ lower fades.
Another option is the Viper X008, a straight slim leg with medium low rise for women. Features an 11 oz cone mill 2 % stretch fabric, soft white line selvage for a clean finish.
Again, Azuki is very proud to be the first retailer for Rail Car Fine Goods in San Jose, we continuously strive to bring our city the best in threads one cut at a time. Thank you for all notes, and support, we do read them all. As a matter of fact, our denim is slowly progressing towards our online shop, give it a minute.
Where have you slapped your Azuki Sticker or Decal??? We want you to show us! Follow us on Instagram @azuki_SJ and post up your picture of any Azuki sticker or decal and hashtag #azukistickerbomb. The most "creative" will be selected via Instagram to win a free tee!
Please take note of our holiday hours for the rest of the year. We will be back on Thursday 12/26/2013 from 11am-7pm! Remember our online shop is open at all times!
Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy New Year!
Thanksgiving Weekend is never complete without the Cyber Monday sale! Those that couldn't stop by the shop now have a chance to snag some merchandise online. Use promo code: NinjaMonday to get 20% off ALL items online at www.azukiSJ.com. Happy shopping and remember, sale ends at midnight tonight!
Azuki is proud to be a small business representing our San Jose community. Please join us and participate in the Shop Small initiative and help support local business! Remember our sale resumes today til 5pm! See you soon!
We here at Azuki want to wish you and your family an amazing Thanksgiving Holiday! Feast up and come by the shop to pick up some gear on Black Friday! Here are our store hours for the rest of the week:
Please Note: We will be closed Sunday and Monday as usual.
Just came in 2 days ago fresh off the presses, including a highly anticipated hand sewn piece!
13oz. raw denim pocket tee with selvedge stitching. All hand-crafted with love and care. We here at Azuki believe that its the little details that matter. These tees are available in Black and Maroon and Men's sizing only.
Droop x Azuki LB Camo available in both Men's and Women's sizes.
Ninja Squat in 3M reflective ink available in Men's and Women's sizes.
We have some new tees and 2 crew necks to keep you warm during the cold weather.
Gradient Ninja - Faded from Navy to Green. Available in Men's sizes only.
Sword Tee in Navy. Available in Men's sizes only.
Neon Rainbow Logo Tee. Available in Women's only.
Ninja Heart Tee with our signature Ninja Bow-Tie. Available in Women's sizes only.
Linear Logo Fleece Crew in Eco Black. Sweater is unisex and is fitted.
Monogram A Crew Fleece in Heather Grey. Sweater is unisex and is fitted.
Momotaro Jeans Vintage Label is now available at Azuki in it's entirety.
Lots 0701 Tight Straight, 0201 Slim Straight, and 0901 Classic Straight are all available now in store and by phone orders, (408) 320-1230. Follow our Instagram: azuki_sj for updates on incoming Momotaro drops this next couple months, as Momotaro releases their new collection, never seen before, coming to Azuki this 2014.
The first denim drop of this new Winter season comes from Japan Blue Jeans.
Restock on some favorites in Skinny and Tapered fits, and two new highly anticipated pairs we have all been waiting for here at Azuki. First off is the Tapered 16.5 oz Monster Denim.
This is currently the heaviest denim in stock by any brand we carry. Dyed deep indigo blue & made from the purest Japanese fabrics.
Blue stitching down the inner legs, and a red line selvage caps off this monster as a pair of beauty. Next is the Tight Straight fit 14 oz black on black selvage denim.
A little something different from the usual indigo, Japan Blue for the first time presents their first black on black denim, in a Tight Straight fit. Features red line selvage, with mainly all black dyed fabrics, a truly elegant piece of denim.
All available now in-store, and by phone orders only. Any questions, please feel free to give the shop a call (408) 320-1230.
For coupons, updates, and future event /brand info.
Relative to the brand structure of Momotaro, Japan Blue brings a slightly different personality to their denim with the simplicity of today, yet keeping a modern look. The brand believes strongly in the creation and development of their own cotton and yarn. "Material is a key factor to jeans" is the motto here. Little details and care towards how denim is constructed guides you to a more stunning finished product and better denim etiquette.
Japan Blue is available in three cuts, Skinny, Tapered, and Tight Straight.
Tapered cuts pictured above. The pair on the left is made of U.S. cotton 14.8 oz, while the right pair is a mix consisting of Zimbabwe and Memphis cottons 14 oz. Japan Blue uses red and blue line selvage stitching; all pairs available are vintage selvage.
Blue line stitching.
Blue and red line selvage by Japan Blue Jeans.
Our personal favorite here at Azuki has been stocked with four styles in three cuts. Grim Tim, Slim Jim, and Average Joe, in which only the Grim Tim will be continued not only by us here, but in all collections. Nudie Jeans are discontinuing the Jim's and Joe's, changing up their style and the fashion culture as they always do every few seasons.
Slim Jim's broken twill indigo (Left), and organic black, Grim Tim dry indigo, Average Joe dry indigo.
Available Now!!! In store and by phone order. For sizing please call the shop (408) 320-1230
In the discussion of denim and it's history being refined or simply the craftsmanship of denim couture, Momotaro sets the standard of superiority. From a small town deep along the edges of Okayama, the city of Kojima is seemingly not only a place for relaxation surrounded by tradition, but also the "story of dreamers" (Momotaro Jeans); who find themselves imagining the spread of genuine jeans and pursuing that dream. Made through vintage looms by hand alongside the best natural raw materials, Momotaro stands strong with old ways, elegant details, and their rich indigo blue.
Azuki is thrilled to bring SJ some common, yet rare pieces of denim.
Azuki is currently stocked with two cuts from the Vintage Label, Tight Straight (Left), and Slim Straight pictured above.
Momotaro pink line selvage stitching, 15.8 oz raw Japanese sanforized denim, shrink to fit, dyed the darkest indigo.
Available now. 352 E. Taylor St. San Jose, CA 95112. Give us a call (408) 320-1230
Azuki would like to introduce Nezumi Denim.
Since 2011, Nezumi Denim Co. has brought premium denim to the world from Stockholm, Sweden. Being carried in various high-end fashion locations, Azuki is the first on US soil. We are proud, but particularly more excited to bring SJ something new, and of higher caliber than most.
Nezumi back pocket stitching design.
Nezumi provides 2 cuts this season, Dale & Randy, both pairs are 13 oz raw / organic denim.
Displayed above is a pair of Dale's, the slim fit from Nezumi Denim. Zip fly, Tapered leg, and narrowed leg opening.
Pictured here is Randy, the standard pair for most who prefer a regular fit. Button fly, straight leg, and slightly narrowed leg opening.
Both Dale & Randy are sown with top grade redline selvage.
Dale's on bottom; Randy's on top, indigo, with orange denim stitching, 34" inseam.
The quality of Nezumi continues with hidden selvage inside the fly for both pairs.
Hidden selvage in the the coin pocket as well.
A full size run of the Dale and Randy's are now available at Azuki in-store, and by phone orders only.
All items listed are now available for purchase on our online store!