Here we have some freshly aged Studio D’Artisan SD-106 jeans!
When it comes to SDA sometimes people seem to forget about their relevance and can sometimes be thought of as an 'underdog' or in this case the ‘underpig’. SDA have been around since 1979 and have been creating quality Japanese denim for nearly 40 Years! They are one of the original 'Osaka 5’ denim manufacturers who were one of the few pioneers of quality denim in Japan.
The SD-106 is similar to the SD-107 but have a lower rise and are a slim straight fit. These have been worn by our Sydney staff for 4 months, 4-5 days a week and have been washed twice. Thanks to SDA’s super rich, almost ink black indigo dyed fabric they are already starting to show beautiful ageing characteristics. The smooth Zimbabwe cotton denim fabric prevents stress during wear and creates a very comfortable wearing experience.
On the front side you can see underneath the pockets ‘lightning strikes’ are sighting to appear from walking and pocket usage. Also the ‘Cat’s whiskers’ are developing and showing places where the indigo has worn and the brighter shade from underneath is coming through. Since our staff always help our customers with their boot fittings and lacing you can see the front knee section has been worn the most. Beautiful light indigo spots are appearing on the knee and again some subtle ‘lightning strikes’ surrounding.
Now to the back side! You can see that the back pockets and surroundings are fading dramatically more then anywhere else. The back yoke and felled seam is starting to show many spots of lighter indigo and character. The belt loops are also showing lighter indigo in the middle thanks to SDA's special roped construction. The back pockets are starting to show beautiful light indigo highlights on each corner and where the hidden rivets are sitting. Underneath the pockets you can see some very cool long ‘lighting strike’ fades that point down to the crouch, this is due to the denim smooth fabric. The deerskin patch has become darker and the printed design is starting to fade slightly. Down to the back of the leg you can see that the honey comb fades are established but are quite faint. They will slowly but surely become bigger and grow with more contrast.
The entire jean has been sewn together with 100% cotton thread that has been overdyed! You can see that in places such as the front and back pockets it is starting to age and become slightly lighter, similar to a vintage look. Gaining character that looks beautiful alongside the super rich indigo denim.
The Studio D’Artisan jeans age beautifully and are crafted by some of japan’s most skilled artisans. We highly recommend you give them a try if you are looking for some super unique fades!