TCB Jeans

Type 505 Jean


Free USA Shipping on orders over $100


After working for a tailor in Hiroshima as a teenage, and seeing the custom jeans being made for customers, Hajime Inoue decided to learn to make jeans. To this end he moved to Kojima in Okayama prefecture to work in a denim factory. In 2008, he left to form his own factory, and eventually, his own brand TCB. Contrary to the popular interpretation, TCB means "Two Cats Brand", as Inoue loves cats, and always has two.

The 505 is a late-60s fit with a narrow tapered fit with a medium high-rise. A paper patch, 100% cotton thread, and a dead stock Talon zipper complete the repro details on these. They're sewn up from a soft, long-staple San Joaquin Valley cotton, which is dyed and woven to Inoue's spec in Ibara City, Japan. The color is true to 1960's Levi's in a lighter blue than the XX denim used up until the 1950's. 

These run small, size up. Minimal shrink with a cold wash and hang dry.

  • 13oz custom woven Japanese selvedge denim
  • Custom copper hardware
  • 7x7 denim construction 
  • 100% San Joaquin Valley cotton
  • 100% cotton thread
  • Sewn on period-correct machines
  • Chain-stitched waistband
  • Narrow tapered fit with a high rise
  • Paper patch
  • Deadstock Talon zipper
  • Runs small, size up 2" 
  • Wash cold, hang dry
  • Made in Japan

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All measurements are in inches.

Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
30 28" 11.5" 15" 12" 8.75" 7.5" 35"
31 29" 11.75" 15.25" 12.25" 9" 7.75" 35"
32 30" 12" 15.25" 12.25" 9" 7.75" 35"
33 31" 12" 15.5" 12.25" 9.25" 7.75" 35"
34 32" 12" 15.75" 12.5" 9.25" 7.75" 35"
36 34" 12.25" 16" 13" 9.5" 8" 35"
38 36" 12.5" 16.5" 13.75" 10" 8.25" 35"

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Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

USA Orders

PPE and Bandannas under $100 - $3 via USPS First Class Mail
Curbside pickup: Free
Orders over $100 - Free shipping via UPS Ground
Orders under $100 - $8 shipping via UPS Ground
Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $35

International Orders

Canada Shipping - Orders under $500
USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $15
USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $30
DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $40

Canada Shipping - Orders over $500
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $40

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $50

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  • Returns will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • A restocking fee of $25 applies to all orders over $500 returned for a refund. The restocking fee does not apply to returns for store credit or exchange.
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