Friday, December 23, 2011

Studio D'Artisan X's-32 Christmas Model

Each year Studio D'Artisan produce a special jean for Christmas time and this years model, the X's-32 marks the 32nd year since their start in 1979. The X's-32 is made of an SDA original 14oz Japanese selvage denim and features a Cinch Back design with details including Herringbone Twill cotton pocket bags and half lined rear pockets, Deerskin leather patch, and Crotch rivet. The jeans come packaged in a special printed box and also includes an SDA original printed bandana. This limited edition model is now available in store and online here 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Momotaro & Blue in Green NI0705SP Slim Fit - Hand Dyed Natural Indigo Denim with 925 Sterling Silver Buttons

The NI0705SP is a new model we've just released in collaboration with Momotaro Jeans using one of their dead stock Hand dyed Natural Indigo selvage denims and produced in a limited edition of 22 pairs. Details include 925 Sterling Silver tack buttons at the Waist and Fly, 925 Sterling Silver posts used on the underside of the tack buttons, Leather patch Hand Dyed in Natural Indigo, and Free option to have one of the rear pockets painted by Momotaro in Japan. More details below and here

Monday, December 5, 2011

5th Anniversary Party and Charity Event for Kizunaworld organized by Ryuichi Sakamoto

As we mentioned before, earlier this year marked our 5th Anniversary and now we're finally ready to commemorate the occasion and inviting our friends and customers to help us celebrate with a free party and charity event on December 9th from 8pm-12am presented at the new WIP Gallery, located at 34 Vandam Street in lower Manhattan. The evening will begin with music from some guest DJ’s followed by a live performance from Roy Ayers with Japanese imported Sake, Asahi beer, and hors d’oeuvres prepared by an onsite Sushi Chef being served during the early part of the evening. The music will continue throughout the night with DJ performances from Q-Tip and Lord Finesse and a special guest appearance from Black Thought of The Roots, along with other guest DJ’s.

Blue in Green’s 5th Anniversary Party is a joint Charity Event for organized by Ryuichi Sakamoto - fund raising project for Japan, and made possible with help from our sponsors: Samurai Jeans, Momotaro Jeans, The Real McCoy's, Studio D'Artisan, Niigata Sake Selections, Backlash by Isamu Katayama, Eternal Jeans, Pure Blue Japan, and Asahi Beer.

While this is a free event we will be working to raise funds for the Kizunaworld charity through suggested donations once inside the venue and we'll have a limited amount of autographed CD's from Ryuichi Sakamoto to give out with donations. For those who are not able to attend but would like to donate you can do so by submitting your donation securely online via Credit Card or to our PayPal account at

All proceeds will go to “” who will take the donations raised and turn them over in equal amounts to five organizations that represent medical care, children, food, housing, and energy. For more information visit: Due to the limited capacity of the venue we kindly ask that you RSVP to & please arrive early if you plan to attend.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

New - Samurai S710BK Black Shadow Ltd Ed.

The S710BK Black Shadow is the second model of our Limited Edition Blue in Green and Samurai collaboration "Shadow" series, a two part production using Samurai's S710 Mid rise Tapered leg silhouette and cut for the first time in their 17oz selvage "Zero" denims in Indigo and Black.  The Black Shadow model features the Black Zero denim with Black topstitch detailing, Black leather patch embossed with Silver ink, Black rivets, the Samurai Jin model iron plated buttons, and Jin model Ecru color front pocket bags with an original Jacquard woven pattern.

As with our S710BKII-BIG model that also uses this 17oz Black "Zero" denim, the warp threads of the fabric are dyed Black prior to weaving and the weft yarns are White as is common with indigo-dyed jeans. In addition, as the Black warp yarns are rope dyed, and the cores of the yarns are left undyed, the denim will crock and fade similar to Indigo dyed denim jeans. More details about the Black Shadow below and here

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New - Samurai S710BKII-BIG Limited Edition

The S710BK was a limited edition model produced back in 2008 using Samurai's heavyweight 19oz Black selvage denim. This year we decided to produce more of these but this time using their 17oz Model "Zero" Black selvage denim, a first for this combination together with the S710 silhouette. As with the 19oz Black denim, the warp threads of this fabric are dyed Black prior to weaving and the weft yarns are White as is common with indigo-dyed jeans. In addition, as the Black warp yarns are rope dyed, and the cores of the yarns are left undyed, the denim will crock and fade similar to Indigo dyed denim jeans. Our new S710BKII-BIG matches the details of the original such as Orange and Lemon Yellow color thread topstitch sewing, Copper rivets, Samurai's Iron-made Sunrise buttons, their original "Shogyo Mujo" Jacquard pattern Pocket bags, Tan Leather patch with Black ink printing, and Red & Silver Lamé selvage line.

This is the first in a two part production we're doing of S710's using the Black "Zero" denim, to be followed by a version with Black detailing expected later this week. More info on the S710BKII-BIG below and here

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Studio D'Artisan Items here for Fall

Many new items are here from Studio D'Artisan for Fall including this Overall made of 10oz lightweight Japanese denim with a button fly, utility pockets, and knee patches that also double as pockets;   ...more below  ↓

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Eternal - Hand Woven Wool Knit Vest and Jacket

New Hand Woven Wool Knit Vest and Jacket from Eternal. The fabric is made of high grade 100% Wool and entirely knitted by hand then pieced together by hand weaving. Both styles feature a full zip front and dual lower chest pockets that are hand woven into the body. The gradient color and knitting patterns are directly inspired by the local areas of Nepal where they were woven and constructed. More details below and here

Friday, November 4, 2011

Moncler V by Visvim - Newest Arrival Items

We recently received some new items from the final season of the Moncler and Visvim collaboration that features fabrics and designs inspired by Visvim designer Hiroki Nakamura's visit to Tibet and surrounding areas in 2010. Included are the Kaniho Down Jacket in Navy and Bayan Down Vest in Green, both with removable Coyote fur hood trim and custom chenille combo fabric at center front; And the Derge Down Jacket in Black and Gyantse Down Vest in Blue, both with removable hoods and custom chenille combo fabric on the yokes. Also included are the Matterhorn Hiking Boots in Chocolate Suede with Vibram®-branded rubber outer sole, Removable padded Leather insole, and Goodyear Welt construction. More details below and here

New - Studio D'Artisan D1554 - Limited Edition Rope Dyed Natural Indigo Jeans

The Studio D'Artisan D1554 is made from a new 14oz Japanese selvage denim developed by SDA made of 100% Zimbabwe Cotton and Rope Dyed with Natural Indigo to bring out a deep dark color seldom seem from natural indigo and are designed to fade like a regular indigo denim. Most natural indigo dyed denims are woven with yarns that have been dyed by hand which causes the indigo to penetrate the cores of the cotton yarns creating a denim that holds it's color longer and therefore will not show color fading similar to regular indigo rope dyed denims. Rope dying allows for regulating how deep the indigo will penetrate so the cores can be left undyed giving way to color fading of the outermost layers of indigo.
Rope dying requires large amounts of indigo spread out across several vats for mechanized repeated dying and is rarely done with natural indigo due to high cost factors. SDA however, have chosen this method to use for the D1554 and this combination of rope dying and natural indigo results in a jean that will fade and distress as a regular indigo rope dyed denim would but with the added feature of being dyed with natural indigo.
Other features includes front pocket bags made with fabric that has been Hand Dyed with Natural Indigo and also used for the half lined rear pockets, a Deer skin leather patch, and Triple-needle chain stitch seam construction at center back and yoke seams. The D1554 is all hand Made in Japan and available now in store and online here

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New - Momotaro Button Shirts for Fall

We've got in three new shirt styles from Momotaro which include a CPO style design in Cotton flannel with Black anchor embossed buttons and Black detailing & combination trimming; a 5oz Chambray in Red color with White contrast stitching, Red buttons, and Ecru combination fabric; and an Indigo x Beige Melange Chambray shirt with Navy Blue detailing, Brown buttons, and Heather Beige combination accents. All shirts are made of 100% Cotton fabrics and feature chain stitch sewing seam construction - hand Made in Japan. Available in store and online here