7/15/2011

Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" Denim Series - - Restocks Now Available!


Our recent shipment from Rampuya included restocks of one of our new favorites, Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" Denim. All sizes are now available once again in both fits, sizes 29-36.

Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz skinny straight raw selvedge denim. Model 0100SP. Sizes 29-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue x Momotaro 0100SP, click here.

Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz tight straight raw selvedge denim. Model 0100SP. Sizes 29-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue x Momotaro 0700SP, click here.

The Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" denim series features many of the same design features used on the "Going to Battle" Momotaro line, including the 2 white "warrior" stripes on the back right pocket. The "Going to Battle" stripes are a symbol of Japanese tradition representing honor and strength. Theses warrior stripes have been used in many contexts in Japanese history and culture. One of the most well known associations is from the Japanese folklore story of "Momotaro" who carried a flag with two white stripes as he left to battle a band of marauding Oni (ogres) on a distant island who terrorized the region. These two lines have multiple meaning to the Japanese people and to Rampuya which will discuss further in a more dedicated blog post, today we introduce the denim.

This denim series uses a 14.8oz sanforized raw selvedge denim fabric which has been rope dyed in pure indigo. The fabric is 100% cotton right hand twill with a red & white selvedge.

Contrasting pink thread is used along the inseam. The use of a contrast inseam color is a common feature in both Momotaro and Japan Blue denims. The pink color represents the peach from the "Momotaro" folklore story.

Hidden coin pocket selvedge.

Momotaro/Rampuya custom engraved brushed nickel buttons.

Momotaro copper rivets with the Momotaro peach logo on the back side.

Button fly.

Cowhide leather patch.