10/31/2011

Restocked - The West is Dead "Slim Tapered" 10oz Cotton Duck Canvas Pants


We the love the West is Dead for their choices of colors used on all of their fabrics, especially in their canvas pants. Our recent shipment from the The West is Dead restocks us out on all sizing and all 3 colors which we continue to stock of the slim tapered duck canvas pants. All 3 colors are now available in sizes 28-34. From left to right: charcoal, moss, and gold dust.

The West is Dead's take on the classic chino uses a 10oz cotton duck canvas which goes through 3 completely different wash processes to add weight and soften the hand. The fabric is lightweight enough for everyday wear and the nature of duck twill gives it the perfect amount of structure. The fit is designed with comfort in mind to allow for additional room in the lower hip giving the extra fabric needed to keep your pants from riding up when you're walking, bending or leaning, but they won’t sag when you're standing tall. The fit is truly slim as they taper from the thigh down to a narrow leg opening. Bottom line: these are comfortable pants fit for any occasion.

The West is Dead "slim tapered" 10oz cotton duck canvas pant in gold dust. 100% cotton. Made in USA. Sizes 28-34. $165. For more information on The West is Dead's slim tapered duck canvas pant in gold dust, click here.

The West is Dead "slim tapered" 10oz cotton duck canvas pant in moss. 100% cotton. Made in USA. Sizes 28-34. $165. For more information on The West is Dead's slim tapered duck canvas pant in moss, click here.

The West is Dead "slim tapered" 10oz cotton duck canvas pant in charcoal. 100% cotton. Made in USA. Sizes 28-34. $165. For more information on The West is Dead's slim tapered duck canvas pant in charcoal, click here.

Custom forged brass fisheye hardware for the button fly. Chambray lined waist line. Gold dust shown above.

The 10oz cotton duck fabric will show subtle irregularities due to the multiple wash processes making each pant slightly different. Above is moss.

Simple construction enhancements like sewing the belt loops into the waist band add to the overall durability. Above is charcoal.

All garments by the West is Dead are hand made in USA.

Restocked - - The West is Dead "Herringbone 3-End French Terry" Classic Crew Neck Sweatshirts

A new shipment from The West is Dead just landed with a few restock items. We are now fully stocked up on sizes S-XL on the "Herringbone French Terry" classic crew neck sweatshirts.

The West is Dead "herringbone 3-end French terry" classic crew neck sweatshirt in oatmeal. 75% cotton, 25% polyester. Made in USA. Sizes S, M, L, XL. $155. For more information on The West is Dead's classic crew neck sweatshirt in oatmeal, click here.

The fabric is a 3-end French terry, heavy slub-back fabric in a herringbone weave. It’s woven on vintage looms in South Carolina, in a district that is famous for producing authentic true-vintage knits. Here is where the fabric shows its versatility: the face is a flat textured, 50/50 cotton-poly blend, so it takes the dye in a unique heathered pattern. The “back” slub side is 100 percent cotton and has a beautiful slubby texture, after a few washes the herringbone weave begins to emerge and gives the sweatshirt an interesting hand and a comfortable worn look. A few inches to the overall length have been added to avoid boxiness and finished it off with double Vs in the front and back collar.

The entire piece is sewn using flat-lock stitching so it’s fully reversible and with each side you get a completely different look and feel. Notice the smooth surface on the exterior side.

10/30/2011

Momotaro "Going to Battle" Thermal Hooded Parkas- Model ST231


Our latest shipment from Rampuya brings us several styles of hooded parkas from the Momotaro "Going to Battle" series. The Momotaro "Going to Battle" thermal hooded parkas are made with thermal fabric which is also known as "waffle" fabric. The fabric is sewn in a way that resembles a waffle and because of this shape the fit is very slim and can flex to form with the body. Due to the slim fit through the arms and body, it is naturally a great layering piece for fall and winter months, but can easily be worn all year round. Available in charcoal and heather gray as shown above.

Momotaro "Going to Battle" thermal hooded parka in heather gray - model ST231. 100% cotton. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Made in Japan. $185. For more information on the Momotaro thermal hooded parka in heather gray, click here.

Momotaro "Going to Battle" thermal hooded parka in charcoal - model ST231. 100% cotton. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Made in Japan. $185. For more information on the Momotaro thermal hooded parka in charcoal, click here.

Close up of the thermal (waffle) fabric. The fabric is made using long cotton from USA. Oil rubbed bronze Universal YKK double zippers are heavy duty and reliable and add a nice contrast color.

"Going to Battle" stripes are a symbol of Japanese tradition representing honor and strength. The warrior stripes also represent the flag carried by "Momotaro" in the original folklore story.

Slim through the arms and body. Cut short so it hits a touch below the waist line.

10/28/2011

3 New Denims from Momotaro: "Going to Battle" 0705sp, "Vintage Label" 0201, & "Vintage Label" 0701 Raw Selvedge Denims


In our recent shipment from Rampuya, we received 3 denim series from the Momotaro line. We have already mentioned the restock of the 0701 "Tight Straight" Vintage Label denim. Now we are proud to to introduce 2 new denims which we plan to continuously stock going forward, the 0705sp "Tight Straight" Going to Battle denim and the 0201 "Slim Straight" Vintage Label denim.

Momotaro "Going to Battle" 15.7oz "tight straight" raw selvedge denim - model 0705sp. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro "Going to Battle" 15.7oz "tight straight" raw denim, click here.

The "Going to Battle" series uses the same 15.7oz selvedge fabric as used on the Vintage Label line, except the "Going to Battle" series is a one wash denim. The denim has been washed one time using sea water from Okayama coast. The wash shrinks the fabric down so that it is ready to wear as is and no further shrinkage is expected. It also has less starch and is less rigid compared to the Vintage Label, making it comfortable to wear immediately, yet it will still produce amazing fades from prolong wear. The fit is the same "tight straight" fit which is the same as the Vintage Label 0701, but since the fabric is a one wash the measurements will be different and the fabric will lay differently. Please use the posted measurements to choose your size.

The "Going to Battle" stripes is one of the signature designs of the Momotaro label. The "Going to Battle" stripes are a symbol of Japanese tradition representing honor and strength. The warrior stripes also represent the flag carried by "Momotaro" in the original folklore story.

Momotaro vintage label 15.7oz "slim straight" raw selvedge denim - model 0201. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36 (38, 40, 42 via special order). Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro vintage label "slim straight" raw denim, click here.

Momotaro's "slim straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a low rise, and visually appears as a straight leg but does have a minimal taper from mid-thigh to the leg opening. This fit has a touch more room in the thigh and leg compared to the "tight straight" fit.

Momotaro vintage label 15.7oz "tight straight" raw selvedge denim - model 0701. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36 (38, 40, 42 via special order). Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro vintage label "tight straight" raw denim, click here.

Momotaro's "tight straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a low rise, runs slim in the leg, and tapers slightly torwards the leg opening.

The fabric used on all 3 denims is a 15.7oz super-dense 6s yarn made with 100% Zimbabwe cotton and dyed to a deep blue natural indigo. The fabric has a hairy surface with a good amount of slub and character. Here are some other features used in all 3 denims:

Custom engravedg buttons with Momotaro logos along the button fly.

The pink selvedge and pink thread along the interior inseam are common features of Momotaro denim. The pink (peach) color has come to represent both the region of Okayama (which is known for peaches) and the peach from the Japanese folklore story of "Momotaro".

Close up of top left corner of coin pocket which has a hiden selvedge detail. Notice the subtle hint of pink selvedge showing along the edge just below the copper rivet.

Back side of copper rivets are custom engraved with Momotaro's peach symbol. Pocket bags are a heavy cotton gauze which is soft, yet very sturdy.

10/27/2011

Momotaro "Going to Battle" 5oz Selvedge Chambray Hooded Work Shirt in Red - Model SJ093


Momotaro recently released a new chambray hooded work shirt in the "Going to Battle" series, and we fell in love with the design. The Momotaro red chambray color is dark compared to most red chambray by other labels and the texture and feel of their fabric is very comfortable and easy to wear. With the hood, the design is versatile as it can be sized up to use more as a shirt/jacket or worn slim as a button down. Great design that can be worn any season.

Momotaro "Going to Battle" 5oz selvedge chambray hooded work shirt in red. 100% cotton. Sizes 38, 40, 42. Made in Japan. For more information on the Momotaro 5oz chambray hooded work shirt in red, click here.

"Going to Battle" stripes are a symbol of Japanese tradition representing honor and strength. The warrior stripes also represent the flag carried by "Momotaro" in the original folklore story.

Pima cotton lining along interior placket and cuffs. Anchor buttons, double front pockets. Selvedge details and chainstitch runoff along side vents.

10/26/2011

Corter Leather Vegetable Tanned Leather Bracelets and Standard Belts


Corter Leather standard natural belts are back, along with a few new items! Yesterday we received a large shipment from Corter which included a restock of the ever popular natural 14oz standard belt. Also in the shipment were several new natural bracelets. Here are the new items:

Corter Leather braided 14oz vegetable tanned leather bracelet in natural. 100% leather. One size. Made in USA. $25. For more information on the Corter Leather braided 14oz bracelet in natural, click here.

Corter Leather single wrap 14oz vegetable tanned leather bracelet in natural. 100% leather. One size. Made in USA. $25. For more information on the Corter Leather single wrap 14oz bracelet in natural, click here.

Corter Leather 14oz vegetable tanned leather standard belt in natural. 100% leather. Sizes 30, 32, 34, 36, 38. Made in USA. $55. For more information on the Corter Leather standard belt in natural, click here.

10/25/2011

Momotaro 5oz Selvedge Chambray Work Shirts - Restocked!


Our newest shipment from Rampuya brings us restocks of their chambray work shirts. Momotaro's chambray button downs feature a vintage design, slim modern fit, and triple needle construction and are made in Okayama, Japan. The fabric used is a 5oz selvedge chambray which is made on vintage shuttle looms. Fabric has also been washed for a soft comfortable feel and slight wrinkled texture.

Momotaro 5oz selvedge chambray work shirt in indigo. 100% cotton. Sizes 38, 40, 42. Made in Japan. For more information on the Momotaro 5oz chambray work shirt in indigo, click here.

Momotaro 5oz selvedge chambray work shirt in red. 100% cotton. Sizes 38, 40, 42. Made in Japan. For more information on the Momotaro 5oz chambray work shirt in red, click here.

Momotaro 5oz selvedge chambray work shirt in off-white. 100% cotton. Sizes 38, 40, 42. Made in Japan. For more information on the Momotaro 5oz chambray work shirt in off-white, click here.

Pima cotton lined placket.

Pima cotton lined cuffs. On the off-white version, lining is tan color.

Chainstitching run-off along side vents. Selvedge detail.

Triple needle construction throughout.

Momotaro "Vintage Label" 0701 Tight Straight Selvedge Denim - Restocked!


New shipments from Rampuya just arrived, including a restock of the Momotaro Vintage Label 0701. The "Vintage Label" is sewn with 6s yarn (thickest type) of Zimbabwe cotton and has the most clean, minimalist design. Other items from our recent shipment will be posted online soon.

Momotaro vintage label 15.7oz "tight straight" raw selvedge denim. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36 (38, 40, 42 via special order). Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro vintage label "tight straight" raw denim, click here.

Momotaro's "tight straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a low rise, runs slim the leg, and has a gradual taper down the leg towards the leg opening. The fabric is custom designed by Rampuya denim mill exclusively for the Momotaro label. It is a deep blue natural indigo 15.7oz selvedge using super-dense 6s yarn Zimbabwe cotton. The fabric is shrink-to-fit, thus the denim will need to be soaked to confirm all shrinkage has settled. Expect the denim to shrink approximately 1" in the waist and 2" in the length during the first wash/soak. Waist line will stretch back out with consistent wear.

The pink selvedge and pink thread along the interior inseam are common features of Momotaro denim. The pink (peach) color has come to represent both the region of Okayama (which is known for peaches) and the peach from the Japanese folklore story of "Momotaro".

Clean, minimalist design. Deer skin patch.

Custom engraved buttons featuring the Momotaro peach.

Selvedge inside coin pocket is a small detail only known by the wearer.

Close up of top left corner of coin pocket. Notice the subtle hint of pink selvedge showing along the edge just below the copper rivet.

Back side of copper rivets are custom engraved with Momotaro's peach symbol. Pocket bags are a heavy cotton gauze which is soft, yet very sturdy.

Momotaro - "Positively Superior."