'Big John, It's your brand.' Indeed having celebrated 75 years, and originally known as Mauro Clothing company in 1940, Big John has come a long way. Founder Mr. Kotaro Ozaki initially began his business manufacturing school uniform, work wear and U.S military inspired clothing. It wasn't until the 60s that denim, and in fact jeans, were being manufactured domestically. Fascinated both by the success and construction of the American Blue jean, Big John commissioned Kurabo Mills to produce Japan's first ever denim cloth in 1972. They say practice makes perfect, and so it proved, with eight attempts before BJ approved Kurabo's fabric. The 1980s saw Japan's first ever selvage denim; with BJ producing a custom irregular weave denim, thus igniting the vintage jeans boom of the 90s. Fast forward to today, and the RARE collection celebrates the vast achievements and storied history of Japan's first ever denim brand. We are humbled to present to you, Big John!