Friday, October 28, 2011

New - Samurai Indigo Dyed Wabash Jacket

New from Samurai, an Indigo Dyed 100% Cotton canvas coverall Jacket with an original Wabash discharge print design of repeated Kunai and Shuriken (苦無, 手裏剣), supplemental weapons for the ancient Samurai and Ninja. Details include Removable Brass buttons (interchangeable Indigo fabric covered buttons included),  Half-lined lower body and right chest pockets, 100% Cotton thread sewing construction, and Right side Inner chest pocket. Hand Made In Japan. More details below and here

*New - Left Field Trousers for Fall

Four new trousers for Fall now in stock from Left Field; a 12oz Indigo Dyed Selvage Duck Canvas, a 10oz Black Dyed Selvage Duck Canvas, a Japanese Military Twill Chino in Olive color, a Japanese Herringbone Tweed Cotton in Navy, and a re-stock of the Organic Duck Canvas in Caramel color. All styles are 100% Cotton and feature a Chain-stitched waist band, Corozo button fly, Front watch pocket, On-seam side pockets, Buttoned back welt pockets, and 100% cotton Japanese chambray pocket bags. Left Field trousers are cut and sewn in the USA and available now in store and online here

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Real McCoy's - Joe McCoy Lot 991 Re-Stock

We've just received more stock in the Joe McCoy Lot 991 from The Real McCoy's, a Mid rise Slim fit  jean featuring their medium weight 13.75oz Original selvage denim. A nice trim silhouette with McCoy's classic detailing such as custom punch through rivets, Deer skin leather patch, and selvage cotton pocket bags. These are sized slightly big in the waist in the raw state, but will potentially shrink down around 7% all over (about 2.5" or so in the waist) with machine wash and dry. 100% Cotton and Hand Made in Japan. More details below and here

Friday, October 21, 2011

Choctaw Ridge NYC

"Choctaw Ridge guarantees you the finest undergarments available with the style and fit demanded by today's Modern Gentleman. Proudly handcrafted in the USA." Choctaw Ridge is a new line of undergarments from Left Field designer Christian McCann, produced here in New York City, and features thermal henley shirts and thermal long john pants with chambray accents, featherweight t-shirts, ribbed boxer briefs, and chambray lounge pants. The thermal fabric is 100% cotton ring spun and made in the USA, the crew neck and v-neck T's are made from 60 single supima/modal ring spun cotton, and the boxer briefs are heavy 9 0z 1x1 supima/modal ring spun cotton with Lycra to maintain shape after continuous wear. The T's and boxer briefs are sold 2-in-a-pack while the other items are sold as singles, all of which come tissue wrapped and packaged in a special box. Available now in store and online here

photos: cory piehowicz

Friday, October 14, 2011

Left Field - Loop Terry Cross Grain Sweatshirts

We've received a new shipment of the Left Field loop terry cross grain Sweatshirts in crew neck and hooded styles. Both made of 16 oz., 100% Ringspun Cotton loop terry, and fashioned after Champion sweatshirts from the 1950s, with the grain of the fleece running horizontally instead of vertically ("crossgrain") so as to prevent the sweatshirt from shrinking / losing its shape with wear. The crew necks have side-panel ribbed construction and V-stitch at neck front with ribbed insert. The hooded style has a Thermal lined hood, Natural cotton tape drawstrings, and Heavy-duty, US-made YKK zipper. Both styles have Ribbed cuffs and hem with 5% Lycra to ensure shape. Left Field sweatshirts are Knit, cut and sewn in the USA. More details below and here

Friday, October 7, 2011

Blue in Green - 5th Anniversary Model N-02

Earlier this year we celebrated our 5th Anniversary, officially in April when we opened the store back in 2006 and unofficially on January 1st when we established the store. At that time there were no other stores in North America or Europe with a lineup of imported Japanese selvage denim brands and we took on the challenge of being the first to do so. We started with just a very small inventory from a handful of brands, a street address, and a telephone - no advertising, no website, no online store - and within these 5 1/2 years we've grown to become known worldwide as a premier resource for Japanese selvage denim jeans with a customer base spanning the globe, and for this we give thanks. To everyone who's supported us throughout the years, we'd like to further extend our thanks and gratitude, and hope that we can continue to provide our services and resources for your continued support in the years to come.

For the occasion, we've produced a 5th Anniversary Limited Edition jean using our store original N-01 slim fit silhouette and a newly developed denim from one of our earliest denim suppliers, and offering them at a very special price. This new denim was 10 years in the making and combines everything learned in his 40+ years in the denim industry in Japan and abroad, and one that he's most proud of.
It's a 15oz Right Hand Twill unsanforized selvage denim that weighs in at 16oz after washing. The cotton used is a blend of extra long fiber Zimbabwe cotton and extra short fiber USA cotton giving the texture a look of nep fabric with loads of White cotton and Indigo tufts poking through the face and backside of the denim (for those familiar with the earliest Samurai Texas Cotton denim or the Left Field Tweed denim, it has a similar look to those).
Typically the warp and weft yarns are spun in the right hand direction prior to weaving but for this denim the warp and weft yarns were spun in reverse creating a tighter weave and giving the denim a stiff and crunchy texture. This also results in the warp yarns being more pronounced, similar to how a Left Hand Twill denim looks but done in a Right Hand Twill weave, and also intensifies the vertical color fading results.
In addition, the warp yarns are deep Indigo dyed with a Green Sulphur topping and interwoven with Beige dyed weft yarns for an overall muted and subtle green cast. The backside of the denim has a plush and soft hand due in large part to the extra long fiber Zimbabwe cotton and will continue to soften and smooth over time, eventually creating a smooth and refined texture on the face as well. For more details and info about our 5th Anniversary Model please visit us in the store or online here

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stone Island - New Ventile® Ghost Deck Jacket

We've just received our final piece from Stone Island's Fall series of Ghost pieces which are based on the concept of camouflage and are totally monochromatic. This Deck style Jacket is produced in VENTILE®, an extremely high density, 100% cotton fabric, made with the longest and purest fibres, developed in Great Britain for British fighter pilots’ overalls during the Second World War. Although uncoated and non-laminated, its high density weave, as well as the swelling properties of the fibre when wet, provide an excellent weatherproof barrier. VENTILE® is an entirely natural product that offers a unique level of comfort as well as being windproof, highly breathable and very durable. VENTILE® is still used today by the British Antarctic Survey, NATO pilots, and +8000 metre expeditions.
This style features a Heavy ribbed collar and cuffs, Full zip up front with button down placket overlay with felt backing, Body and Sleeves with a Quilted and padded inner lining, and an inside left chest pocket with button closure. Entirely Made in Italy. More details and information here

Fullcount 1109 - New Mid Rise Slim Narrow Fit

The FC-1109 is the newest addition to the Fullcount jeans lineup and features the same 100% Zimbabwe cotton 13.75oz Japanese selvage denim as their longstanding FC-1108 model but in a slightly slimmer silhouette. Other details include Copper rivets, Steel tack buttons, 100% Cotton sewing thread, and Deer skin leather patch. Hand Made in Japan and Available in sizes 28-40 in store and online here