DENIM TROUSERS (LOT 702)Raw Indigo¥31,900
DENIM TROUSERS (LOT 702)Raw Indigo
Deep rise, wide-leg, buckle-back Denim Trousers, inspired by those worn in the 1940s in America, have five pockets, and the customised left-hand denim is woven on an antique power-loom using organic cotton eleven-ounce rope dyed yarn with a dark blue exterior and ivory core. The rivet, snap buttons, buckle, and zipper are custom-made, and the trousers have a vegetable-tanned horsehide leather patch that has been hand-dyed using mud.
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 jeans were produced and by the 1930s, department stores such as Montgomery Ward and JCPenney were making their own. Inspired by reinterpretations of Levi's 501 jeans, which Levi Stauss designed in 1853, Takahashi sourced a pair of jeans sold by JCPenney in the 1940s. Taking note of how they aped the 501's, mimicking the stitching, Takahashi wanted to reinterpret the reinterpretation. The Denim Trousers mirror the vintage pairs taking note of the riveted crotch and belted-back. They are made from customised left-hand denim woven on an antique power loom using organic cotton eleven-ounce rope dyed yarn with a dark blue exterior and ivory core.