Studio D'Artisan 14oz Kakishibu X Indigo Hickory Denim (Relaxed Tapered Fit)

Japanese traditional dying meets iconic American workwear!

Rooted back in the Heian period in Japan, SDA was inspired by the traditional dying techniques using persimmon. They call this Kakishibu!

Persimmon dyeing was originally used in China for its beautiful hue as well as its anti-bacterial properties. When it made its way into Japan thousands of years ago it became a very popular, precious technique. Even to this day, Kakishibu is still a popular and respected technique.

For this series, SDA has specially developed their hickory to an amazing level. First of all, this is made 'like in the old days' using vintage denim weaving machines and features a beautiful tonal selvage id. The vertical pattern has been woven using grand dyed indigo threads then complimented by natural cotton thread dyed with the Kakishibu technique. The overall look is subtle but will gradually reveal a strong contrasted look with many shades of grand indigo and Kakishibu dye coming out to make up for a golden indigo look.

Construction-wise, this pair uses traditional vintage chain stitching as well as single needle stitches. To increase durability polished copper rivets are used to reinforce the pockets and the inner pocket bags feature a double-layered opening. The button fly has been created with black coated iron buttons which will tarnish and gain patina with time.

We are impressed with the execution from SDA. They've brought out the best in the historical Kakishibu dye and classic American hickory denim.
  • 100%Cotton
  • Japanese 14oz blue colour selvage ID denim
  • Grand indigo X Kakishibu thread dyed
  • Roped belt loops
  • Hidden back rivets
  • Japanese vegetable tanned deerskin patch
  • Japanese lightweight mini HBT inner pockets
  • The front pockets and quality rear pockets are lined with HBT
  • Mid-high rise/Relax Tapered fit
  • Once washed (minimal shrinkage)
  • Made In Japan

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With the major buttoned up open the jeans and lay them flat like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Then double this measurement to achieve the waist measurement.

The way we measure is different from 'Side to Side', If you are not used to our method you should downsize by 1 inch.

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

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.