Studio D'Artisan 15oz Kakishibu X Kase Indigo Selvage Sashiko Blazer

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Japanese traditional dying for a semi-casual look.

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

The persimmon 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 was a very popular, precious technique. Even to this day, Kakishibu is still a popular and respected technique. This tradition is complemented by the Sashiko, another historical piece of Japanese workwear from the past.

As we've seen before from SDA, when they do sashiko they go for the highest standard. This specially developed 15oz sashiko is selvage fabric and features many beautiful hidden decorations showing off the selvage id. Thanks to being woven using vintage machines, the surface is full of texture. The raised sections feature grand indigo dyed threads and the lower crevasses feature the Kakishibu dyed threads. The overall pattern gives off a luxurious appearance that will become more soulful with wear and fading.

Constructed with extra heavy cotton threads using vintage twin needles machines, the overall look is tastefully formal yet durable for your daily use. Each of the engraved buttons features a heavy cowhide leather backing for added strength. A typical detail is seen on high-end leather jackets. The collar is balanced for a semi-casual look and can always be adjusted to protect you from the wind.

From the sashiko to the overall construction and design, SDA has demonstrated the beauty of traditional Japanese fabrication! 

  • 100% Cotton
  • Japanese 15oz red selvage ID sashiko knitting
  • Genuine indigo & Kakishibu is thread dyed
  • Natural deerskin leather patch
  • Leather backed natural nut buttons
  • Twin-needles Construction
  • Once washed (minimal shrinkage)
  • Slim fit
  • Made In Japan



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Waist:

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.

Thigh:

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

Inseam:

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.

Tops

Shoulder:

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

Chest:

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.