4/05/2012

Momotaro x Blue Owl "Midnight Warrior" Skinny Straight 15.7oz Raw Selvedge - Model BOM001


We are proud to introduce the first denim in the Momotaro x Blue Owl collaboration series. With our 1st collaboration we wanted a slimmer fit than currently offered by the Momotaro denim line. The skinny straight fit was originally developed for the Japan Blue label and this is the first time it has been used by Momotaro and the first time as an unsanforized denim. In terms of details, we were looking for super dark denim, but not black denim. We wanted something that was unique and memorable, yet also minimalistic. The result is a denim using super dark pure indigo with black stitching and details creating a super dark denim that looks black, yet will fade to a beautiful indigo full of variations. With a tribute to the Going to Battle series and what has become one of the recognizable symbols of the Momotaro label we added the battle stripes, but in black. We are proud to introduce the "Midnight Warrior" denim.

Momotaro x Blue Owl "Midnight Warrior" Skinny Straight 15.7oz Raw Selvedge - Model BOM001. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. Sizes 29-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro x Blue Owl BOM001 collaboration denim, click here.

The fabric is a 15.7oz super-dense 6s yarn made with 100% Zimbabwe cotton and rope dyed to a deep blue pure indigo. The fabric has a hairy surface with a good amount of slub and character.

The "skinny straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a low rise, runs slim in the leg, and tapers from the thigh to the leg opening. This is slimmest fit made by Momotaro which is currently not offered in the main Momotaro line.

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.

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".

Black deer skin leather patch.