Taiga Takahashi's iconic denim jacket.
This 3/1 left twill, light-ounce denim is made from organic cotton grown in the United States and woven on an old-style power loom in Okayama, Japan. The denim fabric is woven slowly on an old-type power loom, also known as a shuttle loom, which can weave at only 1/10 to 1/20 the speed of modern looms, leaving the original unevenness of the cotton yarns and making it uneven in a good sense. The warp yarn is indigo mixed with sulfide dye, and has a weathered green cast color. The core is dyed white using rope dyeing. The weft yarns are custom-made nep yarn dyed to a yellowish, raw color that evokes the passage of time. By using these two types of yarns, we arrived at Taiga Takahashi's original dark and deep indigo blue. The finishing touch is a shrink-proofing process called "Sanforized.
The fabric is a "white ear" selvedge denim fabric, and white ears are used on the front flap, the back of the cuffs, and in various other areas.
In the 1940s, the use of decorative snap buttons instead of the traditional iron buttons was introduced, and other details began to change. The Art Deco style buttons and rivets that were widely used in those days were studied and reproduced in their original colors.
Signature leather patches were mud-dyed on Amami-Oshima Island.