9/29/2012

Momotaro Denim Restocks: 0705sp Going to Battle, 0701 Vintage Label, and 0201 Vintage Label


A new shipment of restock denim has just arrived from Kojima and we received restocks of 3 denim series from the Momotaro line. Back in stock in all sizes 28-36 are the 0701 "Tight Straight" Vintage Label denim, 0705sp "Tight Straight" Going to Battle denim, and 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.

9/28/2012

Momotaro Copper Label 14.7oz "Tight Straight" Raw Selvedge Denim - Restocked


The Momotaro Copper "Tight Straight" dark indigo is back in stock! The Momotaro Copper Label series features copper accent hardware and a 14.7oz weight selvedge which is slightly lighter compared to the other Momotaro denim series. What makes this model special is the indigo used. Prior to the release of this model this past spring, the Copper Label series denims featured lighter shades of indigo which were more vintage inspired. The new model is a deep indigo color that is more modern and the same pure indigo used on the Vintage Label denims like the 0701 and on the Going to Battle denims like the 0705sp.

Momotaro Copper Label 14.7oz "tight straight" raw selvedge denim - Model G017-MB. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro Copper Label 14.7oz "tight straight" raw denim, click here.

The fabric is a 14.7oz selvedge made with 100% Zimbabwe cotton and rope dyed to a deep indigo. The fabric has a hairy surface and a good amount of slub and tremendous character. The denim is a one wash (washed one time using sea water from Okayama coast) and is already shrank down to size, so further shrinkage is minimal. The Copper Label features the custom engraved copper buttons and rivets used throughout.

1/8" thick cowhide leather patch branded with the Momotaro "Japan Blue" logo

Heavy duty flannel pocket bags dyed in pure indigo are a nice touch.

The back yolk is lined with flannel material also dyed in pure indigo. Notice the hidden back pocket rivets and the copper rivets used throughout, all custom engraved with the standard Momotaro "peach" logo.

Interior of the flannel pocket bags has a tag of samurai and the Japan Blue logo.

9/27/2012

Unbranded "Skinny Leg" 13oz Selvedge Chino: Beige & Navy Restocked


Our first shipment of Unbranded skinny chinos sold fast! We just received our first restock and now have at least 5 pairs of every size expect 29's. Unfortunately we could not get size 29's on either color, but all other sizes are available. We also received a few pieces of indigo and black Unbranded denims filling a out a few missing sizes, but don't get too excited as the BIG indigo restock is still on the way. UB201 and UB101 full restock will be here 2nd or 3rd week of October. Another quick update on Unbranded Heavyweights and Tapered chinos, both productions have been delayed and now scheduled for early December delivery.

Unbranded "skinny leg" 13oz selvedge chino in beige model UB107. 100% cotton. Fabric woven in Japan. Made in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36. $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB107 skinny beige chino, click here.

13oz chino with a white selvedge line and light metallic blue accent.  Chainstitched hems.

Button fly using dark bronze hardware. Hidden back pocket rivets.

Unbranded "skinny leg" 13oz selvedge chino in navy model UB108. 100% cotton. Fabric woven in Japan. Made in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36. $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB108 skinny navy chino, click here.

13oz chino with a white selvedge line and light metallic blue accent.  Chainstitched hems.

Button fly using dark bronze hardware. Hidden back pocket rivets.

9/25/2012

3sixteen 14.5oz "Solid Black" Selvedge Denim: SL-220 Slim Straight and ST-220x Slim Tapered


Another new release from 3sixteen's fall/winter 2012 line up....Solid Black is Back! 3sixteen first introduced their solid black denim in early fall of 2011 and this is the first production since. The denim fabric is woven in Okayama and custom made for 3sixteen. It is also the exact same fabric which is used on other 3sixteen denims, only difference being a different dye is used. This denim features a dyed black warp and weft which gives a consistent stark black color. The Solid Black is available in both the "Slim Straight" fit (model SL-220x) and the "Slim Tapered" fit (model ST-220x) and in sizes 28-36.

3sixteen slim tapered 14.5oz selvedge denim in solid black model ST-220x. 100% cotton. Made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $230. For more information on the 3sixteen slim tapered ST-220x denim, click here.

3sixteen slim tapered 14.5oz selvedge denim in solid black model ST-220x. 100% cotton. Made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $230. For more information on the 3sixteen slim tapered ST-220x denim, click here.

3sixteen denim is made with a 14.5oz high slub selvedge denim woven in Okayama, Japan which has been sanforized, skewed, and singed. Though the fabrics has been singed, it is still not heavily processed and the surface will have a hairiness and slub. What we like about it is that to the untrained eye, it looks clean and uniform (so it functions well as a dressier jean), but for someone who knows what they are looking for, they'll be able to spot some interesting facets about the textile.

Gun metal finish custom engraved rivets and buttons

Hidden selvedge details are under the button fly and also inside the coin pocket

Belt loops sewn into the waist band. Gunmetal color rivets.

Tanner 3mm thick leather patch (made by Tanner Goods in Portland, OR)

3sixteen is based in the Lower East Side of New York City. All of their products are proudly made in the USA.

Sunny Sports "French Terry" Zip-up Hoodies and Shawl Collar Sweatshirts


Sunny Sport's "French Terry" series features a classic zip-up hoodie and a shawl collar sweatshirt. This series features a French Terry cloth fabric that is gauze woven for a soft and smooth exterior and loop woven for a soft and comfortable interior, creating a 3-dimensional structure of soft, light weight, and comfortable fabric. The fabric is very soft and comfortable and will become even softer through wear and washing.

Sunny Sports "French Terry" zip-up hoodie in black. 100% cotton. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Made in Japan. $350. For more information on the Sunny Sports French Terry hoodie, click here.

The exterior is a clean smooth surface and in a beautiful dark black that is almost a dark charcoal color. The construction level is what to expect from Sunny Sports, sewn to perfection.

Close up of the interior fabric shows the loop woven fabric that is incredibly soft and will become even softer with wear.

Thermal fabric is also known as "waffle" fabric which is sewn into the hood and used for the pockets giving texture and volume.

Sunny Sports "French Terry" shawl collar sweatshirt in black. 100% cotton. Sizes S, M, L, XL. Made in Japan. $305. For more information on the Sunny Sports French Terry sweatshirt, click here.

The exterior is a clean smooth surface and in a beautiful dark black that is almost a dark charcoal color. The construction level is what to expect from Sunny Sports, sewn to perfection.

The shawl collar folds over for comfort and warmth.

9/21/2012

Naked & Famous 10oz Selvedge Duck Canvas in Vintage Khaki Brown


Naked & Famous Ducks are Back!  The N&F 10oz duck was first released fall 2011 and it was one of the popular fabrics N&F ever produced.  It has not been made in quite some time and we are excited to have it available once again.  The fabric is a beautiful khaki brown that can be both dressy and casual and the weight is perfect for year round wear.  The duck cloth t is a great compliment to any wardrobe and a good change of pace from wearing denim or a chino.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 10oz selvedge duck in vintage khaki brown. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $145. For more information on the Naked & Famous weird guy selvedge duck in khaki brown, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 10oz selvedge duck in vintage khaki brown. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $145. For more information on the Naked & Famous skinny guy selvedge duck in khaki brown, click here.

The fabric is a 10oz selvedge duck cloth canvas that is made in Japan on old shuttle looms.

9/20/2012

3sixteen 14.5oz "Shadow Selvedge" Denim: ST-120x Slim Tapered & SL-120x Slim Straight


They're Back! The 2nd production run of the the 3sixteen "Shadow Selvedge" is finally here! The 3sixteen "Shadow Selvedge" was first produced in early spring of this year and those who had the chance to grab a pair raved about it.  The fabric is custom made for 3sixteen by Kuroki Mill in Okayama, Japan and features a 14.5oz high slub selvedge with an indigo dyed warp and black weft.  It is an exciting denim to wear and watch how it will turn from almost a dress pant type look to high contrast faded denim with variations of white and different shades of indigo.

3sixteen slim straight 14.5oz "Shadow Selvedge" denim - Model SL-120x. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Okayama, Japan, denim sewn in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $230. For more information on the 3sixteen slim straight SL-120x shadow selvedge denim, click here.

3sixteen slim tapered 14.5oz "Shadow Selvedge" denim - Model ST-120x. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Okayama, Japan, denim sewn in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $230. For more information on the 3sixteen slim tapered ST-120x shadow selvedge denim, click here.

The fabric has a good weight for year round wear and is very clean and uniform. The black weft creates a super dark indigo color that has an almost violet color and because of the super dark indigo color, this denim can serve as a dressier jean. The selvedge is white with red accents.

Gun metal finish custom engraved rivets and buttons are used throughout. Button fly.

Tanner 3mm thick leather patch stained in a cognac color.

Red & white selvedge, chainstiched hems.