DENIM JACKET (LOT 701)Raw Indigo

¥46,200
DENIM JACKET (LOT 701)
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DENIM JACKET (LOT 701)Raw Indigo

Low armhole, slightly wide-body, buckle back Denim Jacket modelled on the type worn in America in the 1940s. It has two front patch pockets, no shoulder slope, and the customised left-hand denim is woven on an antique power loom using an organic cotton eleven-ounce rope dyed yarn, with a dark blue exterior and ivory core. The rivets, snap button, and buckle are custom made, and the jacket has a vegetable-tanned horsehide leather patch that has been hand-dyed using mud.

Garment Background

In the 1930s, American workwear became a staple. Initially introduced by Levi Strauss after he noticed the toll clothing had to take whilst working on the gold mines, Strauss made a pair of reinforced jeans in 1873. From that point, different versions of workwear were produced and by the 1930s, department stores such as Montgomery Ward and JCPenney were making their own. Levi Strauss created the first denim jacket in 1905, and by the 1940s, many other variations had hit the market and inspired by these reinterpretations, Takahashi wanted to interpret his own. Taking the two patch pockets and buckle back from the vintage models, he added a vegetable-tanned horsehide leather patch that has been hand-dyed using mud. It is made using customised left-hand denim woven on an antique power loom using an organic cotton eleven-ounce rope dyed yarn, with a dark blue exterior and ivory core.

Taiga Takahashi
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