3/13/2010

Mr. Olive - Superior Japanese Denim Making Process with the Artisans' Care and Skills

Mr. Olive is a Japanese men's collection brand that makes all of its products in Japan, using skilled artisans for quality while applying modern cut and designs for current look. Mr. Olive is particularly known for its superior denim. In this post, we show how the denim is made. The above picture is Mr. Olive flag shop in Daikanyama, Tokyo.
Mr. Olive takes pride in its superior Japanese denim made with the finest fabrics woven by skilled artisans in Miyagi, Japan, using the traditional denim making methods. The artisans in Miyagi have traditionally made suits and apply their superior detailed sewing techniques to the denim making for superior construction. The above denim is Mr. Olive 13 oz raw selvedge in indigo, made with Mr. Olive original fabric at the thread level. One of the factors that distinguish Mr. Olive denim from other Japanese raw selvedge denims is the softness of the fabric. It is very comfortable from day one and remains so with use. Another factor is the superior sewing.
Mr. Olive 13 oz raw selvedge slim straight leg denim in indigo. $280.
The denim making process at the factory in Miyagi.
Mr. Olive 13 oz raw selvedge denim.
Mr. Olive 13 oz raw selvedge denim indigo (right) and Mr. Olive 13 oz selvedge denim in white (left). The white denim is made with the same fabric as the indigo raw selvedge.
Mr. Olive 13 oz selvedge slim straight leg denim in white. $280.
This is the mold for the Mr. Olive signature slanted back pocket stitch made one piece at a time.
Mr. Olive 13 oz raw selvedge slim straight leg denim in indigo. $280. See Mr. Olive signature slanted back pockets with Mr. Olive signature stitch.
In the above picture, she is ironing and placing a tape onto the selvedge line, one denim at at time, to ensure that the selvedge line is kept flat without wrinkle. After a while, the tape will be removed, one denim at a time by hand. The entire denim making process starts and ends with the hands of the skilled artisans in Miyagi.
Selvedge.
Mr. Olive 13 oz selvedge full regin slim straight denim in indigo. $429. This denim uses the same 13 oz selvedge denim made by the Miyagi artisans as described above. The artisans who do the wash processing for Mr. Olive are in Kanagawa, Japan. They are skilled in superior wash and other damage techniques. The above full regin denim is made by controlling the fading speed to create multi-level fading in one wash.
Mr. Olive 13 oz selvedge natural damage slim straight denim in indigo. $418. This denim is also made with the same 13 oz selvedge denim as described above, with the natural damage process done by the artisans in Kanagawa. The natural damage process involves slow wash, over-dye, other damage and repair work, and paint work.