Studio D'Artisan 15oz Indigo Dyed Sashiko Denim (Slim Tapered Fit)

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East meets West in SDA's latest Indigo Sashiko Jeans!

The history of sashiko Japanese fabric has evolved from the tradition of continually repairing kimonos, which would be traditionally worn all year round. These days sashiko stitch-work patterns are incorporated for their aesthetic beauty and unique Japanese design!

SDA has brought us their classic tapered indigo denim, and has added their specially-developed heavyweight sashiko fabric! The fabric has been indigo yarn-dyed and will fade to a soulful, high-contrast look with time! Sitting at a medium weight of 15oz, this piece is perfect for easy wear year-round.

Woven with 6 vertical threads, and 5 horizontal ones, the sashiko fabric has been washed to get a slightly uneven texture across. SDA juxtaposes this with the slightly uneven 'vertical drop' of the denim itself underneath for a truly remarkable look. 

Construction-wise, these jeans are packed with a ton of interesting details! The black overdyed copper buttons will age and become shinier with use, while the custom 'boro style' deerskin leather patch will patina and age to a soulful look!  Finally, see if you can spot the traditional SDA pocket arc hidden under the sashiko on the back pockets! Additionally featuring hidden back rivets and roped belt loops.

If you are looking for some All-Seasons sashiko jeans, SDA could be a great choice!

  • 100% Cotton
  • Japanese 15oz sashiko knitting fabric (slowly woven from the vintage denim machine)
  • Grand indigo is yarn-dyed
  • Deerskin leather patch
  • Japanese lightweight herringbone twill inner pockets
  • Black-coated copper buttons
  • Hidden back rivets
  • Roped belt loops
  • Colour-camouflaged traditional SDA pocket arc
  • Once washed (minimal shrinkage)
  • Mid-rise/ Slim Tapered fit
  • Made In Japan

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How We Measure

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With the major buttoned up (i.e. the top button) open the jeans and lay them flat, like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Double this measurement to find the waist measurement.

The way we measure the waist is different from the 'Side to Side' technique. If you are used to the 'side to side' technique you can roughly roughly downsize by 1 inch.

For example, 'side to side' measurement for The Flat Head 3002 waist is 28inch and using our method measures at 29.25inch.

Front Rise:

With the jeans lying flat measure from the crotch bar tack to the top of the waistband. 

Back Rise:

Spread out the crotch so the bar tack is visible, then measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.


One inch down from the crotch, measure flat across to the other side.


Flatten the leg and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the leg hem. 

Leg Openning:

Measure straight across the hem from side to side.





Lay flat then measure from the shoulder's edge to the other shoulder's edge.


Lay shirt flat and measure from pit to pit.

Sleeve length:

With the sleeve flat measure from the shoulder to the cuff.

Arm hole openning:

Measure from the shoulder down to the pitt.

Vertical length:

With the shirt facing down, Measure from below the collar to the bottom hem.