The Japanese fashion market has a passion for classic heritage style and authentic outdoor brands. Recognizing a hunger for vintage American sportswear and a difference in tastes and aesthetic preferences, Columbia introduced a collection made specifically for the Japanese market, designed in Tokyo, nearly 25 years ago.

Merging Columbia’s industry-leading material technologies with street-forward styling, Columbia’s Japan line, or J-Line, soon became coveted among clothing resellers.

Columbia Japan Collection

Just as Columbia reacted to Japanese demand by introducing a unique collection, it recognized the Japan line’s potential in the US and has recently begun offering it to select retailers. JackThreads is carrying a full range of jackets with technical details and everyday functionality — think layers that can summit mountain ranges and conquer commutes.

A couple of speciality retailers in the US came to us after seeing the Columbia Japan line product in Tokyo. They asked if they could have some of it — retailers that we didn’t even do business with approached us and asked to see the collection. And we said “sure!”

– Brian Finlayson (Columbia Regional Market Merchant)

The Columbia Japan Collection is available now online at

Columbia Japan




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