Monday, September 19, 2011

Studio D'Artisan - Heavy Satin Weave Shirts

SDA have continued to deliver great fitting garments with solid construction and detailing year after year. These new Heavy Weight Button Down Shirts are made with a 100% Cotton Satin Weave fabric, similar to an Antique Satin Weave found in drapery and upholstery fabrics, in  a Trim fit silhouette. Details include a Single chest pocket with button flap and hidden pencil insert, Extra thick buttons, and Genuine Rayon woven Pocket tab. Made in Japan and available in store and online here

Studio D'Artisan - Heavyweight Thermal Shirts

New 100% Cotton Heavyweight Thermal Long Sleeve Shirts, available in a 3-Button Henley Neck design, colors Grey and Off White. The fit is a slim profile design that stretches to a form fitting silhouette, with slightly longer sleeves for added protection to exposed wrists in colder conditions. All seams are joined together with a special 4-needle Flat seam sewing machine that overlays the edges and allows for less seam allowance, also giving them a uniquely finished design (the excess runoff stitching can be trimmed if desired without damage to the garment or stitching).
- Also available in a Crew Neck style with a V-Neck insert using their combination ribbing. Both styles are Made in Japan and available now in store and online. More details below and here

Studio D'Artisan - Heavy Duck Canvas Pants

New Heavy Weight #8 Duck Canvas Pants from Studio D'Artisan in a nice slim fitting stove pipe leg design with functional yet subtle painter paint detailing - with tonal stitching and minus the hammer loop for more casual wear. Other details include Single needle detail sewing and Triple needle chain stitch sewing seam construction, Bar tacking at points of strain, 7 Belt loops, Zip fly, and Genuine Rayon woven Pocket tab. 100% Cotton and Made in Japan. Available in Brown and Olive Green (even sizes only) 28, 30, 32, 34, & 36. More details below and here

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Oni Denim Awa Shoai - 19oz Natural Indigo

New Oni Denim Awa Shoai, 19oz original Japanese selvage denim Hand dyed with natural indigo harvested from the Tokushima prefecture in Japan by one of only a handful of indigo craftsmen capable of this dyeing technique certified by the Japanese government to be a national living treasure. This denim is woven with the same low tension and irregular manner as Oni's regular medium weight denim but done so with heavier and more uneven threads giving it an extra slubby texture. The silhouette is the same as the Oni Blue fit and the denim features dual Solid and Tri-color selvage lines, one edge is plain White with the other edge being White, Purple, & Yellow (traditional colors of the Edo Period in Japan). And by special request, we made Deerskin leather patches using the older and original style "Oni (鬼) Face" patch design embossed atop of an ink stamp reading "Natural Indigo" (天然藍). Available now in store and online and for the first time in size 42, more details below and here

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Natural Indigo Dyeing in Tokushima Japan

A small excerpt from the "Journal of The Society of International Natural Dyeing".  We acquired this from a close friend many years back and had it posted on our website but was misplaced until recently rediscovering it. This six page discussion focuses on natural indigo dyeing in Tokushima Japan and the historical background of natural indigo (known in Tokushima as "sukumo"), how sukumo is used and made, and how the dyebath is made. The process of creating natural indigo in Japan differs from that in other parts of the world in that the leaves are fermented to extract the indigo compound, a process that can take upwards of one year for a single batch of sukumo.

This highly prized and coveted sukumo can be found in a select few jeans sold in our store that are dyed with natural indigo harvested from Tokushima prefecture, helping to keep this centuries old tradition alive. These jeans can be found by typing Tokushima into the "Product Search" window of our web store or by clicking here. To view the full discussion on "sukumo" click Read more» at the bottom left of the cover page below.

Samurai - Heavy Weight Curved Leather Belt Re-Stock

We've received a new shipment of our Samurai heavy weight 6-8mm thick Solid American Steer Hide Saddle Leather belts, curved for comfort and ease of wear, and heavily oiled for protection. Features hand tooled custom made Pewter buckle. Available in Natural, Brown, and Black.

Warehouse / Rocky Mountain Featherbed Vest

Warehouse have collaborated with the Rocky Mountain Featherbed Co to produce this Goose Down Vest with Wild Horse Leather Yokes and Sheepskin Fur lined collar. The body is made from from a Japan made high grade nylon taffeta. The average fabric weight commonly found in outerwear using nylon taffeta is around a 10D-30D grade. However the body for this vest is made of higher-density 70D Nylon Taffeta fabric and in a matte finish to replicate a vintage type finish as opposed to the shiny finish that taffeta is known for.

Warehouse have provided the leather for the front and back yokes which are specifically made of leather from horses found only in the wild, so noticeable scaring and staining will be visible. This leather is only available on the Warehouse versions of outerwear for Rocky Mountain Featherbed Co.
Other details include Mother of pearl snap button front closure,
Front pockets with dual entry openings - one with a velcro closure,
a Contrast Blue inner lining, and Inner Pocket with Zip closure. 
This vest is Made in Japan and available now in store and online here

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BUCO® Single Pin Garrison Belts in Cowhide Bridle and Horsehide Leathers / Re-Stock

A simple and classic single pin Garrison belt design in 4mm thick Top Grain Bridle Cowhide Leather with grooved edges and a Punched & Pressed Steel buckle fastened with Buco embossed rivets.

And a Curved Garrison version in the Finest Grade 4mm thick Genuine Horsehide Leather with a Punched & Pressed Steel buckle and fastened with Chicago screws. Both belts are produced by The Real McCoy's and Hand Made in Japan. Available in sizes 32, 34, & 36 - in store and online