Brand Profile : Sugar Cane Denim


For many years, Sugar Cane Jeans were a ferociously guarded Japanese secret but today the brand is attracting global attention. We’re very excited to be carrying them in the shop, and they have been very well received by our customers who bought them. For those of you not in the know, heres a brief description of the “dungarees” manufacturing process.

Combining woven cotton yarns and the fibers of Sugar Cane plants, Sugar Cane Jeans are cut from original and truly outstanding Japanese selvage denim. Japanese selvage denim is arguably the finest in the world and is made on old style shuttle looms rather than modern projectile looms. In simple terms this means that the cross thread goes back and forth during the weaving process. Modern looms shoot each cross thread through individually, hence the edge of the cloth is frayed rather than clean.

We carry 3 different cuts of dungarees in a various number of washes…

SC 41966

Modeled after the 1966 501 jean, this was the last button-fly model created by Levis before switching to a much more slim fitted design. All the original pockets and leather patches have been handmade to look identical to the original. This is the cream of the crop of Japanese denim.


The Standard – SC 41947

Modeled after the 1940s original levis 501, this is a dark wash (either 1 wash or unwashed) denim with hidden copper rear pocket rivets and simple detailing. A great choice for those who like the stiff, dark denim look.


Recycled Denim Sweet Jeans

Truely a unique and eco-friendly way of manufacturing denim, these are comprised of the leftover pieces from the cutting room, re-spun into this vivrant blue denim you see above. The fit is a little more relaxed then the others in the line, and are the most popular model we carry.


For those of you who not fortunate enough to have a Sugar Cane retailer around you, we are willing and capable to send them your way. Please send all inquiries to





~ by reapandsew on July 28, 2009.

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