5/31/2014

Momotaro x Blue Owl "Stealth Warrior 2" 18oz Deep Indigo Raw Selvedge - Model BOM008


With each collaboration we design we try to beat ourselves to create an even better denim. The BOM006 was an amazing denim, but BOM008 is going to give it a run for its money. Weighing in at 18oz, our newest collaboration is made from a brand new fabric out of Rampuya, using their Deep Indigo dye. The Deep Indigo is the darker counterpart to the Grand Indigo, also using an indigo warp and sulphur weft, but the indigo used creates a deep midnight blue.

The 18oz sanforized denim is smooth to the touch, but small irregularities in the yarn will give it tons of fading character. This year Momotaro has changed things up with the cotton: Because Australia and America had amazing crops, this denim uses a 100% American cotton warp and a 100% Australian cotton weft. The Australian cotton is silky smooth to the touch, making the denim amazingly comfortable despite the heavy weight.

BOM008 brings us a much overdue, brand new patch design! After working with of some of our customers to design something new and exciting we've gone with this variation on the classic Momotaro patch, courtesy of Erik B. As thanks for helping make this collaboration our best yet, Erik will receive a free pair of BOM008!

Of course, with all the astonishing faded stripes we've seen from BOM006, we couldn't resist putting the stealth stripes in. Once again 100% kangaroo leather strips have been sewn into the back pocket. As the denim is worn these stripes will fade into the pocket, creating the classic Momotaro icon through pure raw denim ethos.

This photo displays the inside of the back pocket. You can see where the leather strips are sewn in, and the new pocket bag design. Both back pockets are fully lined.

As always with Momotaro, you can expect all of the top notch details. The coin pocket gives just a peak at the selvedge, and each rivet is custom branded and perfectly placed.

The nickel buttons compliment the dark denim, and like all Momotaro jeans the buttons are custom branded with Momotaro's peach. In this photo you can see the back pocket rivet, a detail that further ensures the durability of the top block.

The back of Momotaro's rivets are also custom made. The new pocket bags add a hint of color hidden inside the denim.

The Australian cotton weft of the denim has a sheen that makes it almost appear a deep grey. Like the warp, despite being smooth, the weft has an interesting visual texture.

Keeping true to Momotaro details, we have white and pink selvedge, and a pink inseam stitch. There are currently 100 pairs of BOM008 in production, in both skinny and tapered fits. We expect the denim to arrive in early August, so keep your eyes peeled!

Railcar Restocks: Spikes, Viper, and Donna


Our first restock of Railcar Fine Goods has arrived! Because we sold out before they were online, for both of the women's fits this is the first time some sizes are available on the web-store. All three denim are available in all sizes online now! Check out the details of the jeans below.

Railcar Fine Goods "Viper" X001 13.5oz Cone Mills Selvedge Denim. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 25-29. $198. For more information, click here.

Railcar Fine Goods "Donna" X001 13.5oz Cone Mills Selvedge Denim. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 25-29. $198. For more information, click here.

The denim comes with a thick natural leather patch that will patina with age.

Custom branded waist button.

YKK zipper fly with selvedge. You can see the beltloop tucked into the waistband, a nice touch.

Red line Cone Mills selvedge, and a chain stitch hem. A great raw denim with all the traditional details.

Railcar Fine Goods "Spikes" X012 14.75oz Cone Mills Selvedge Denim. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-36. $228. For more information, click here.

Natural leather patch with branded Railcar logo.

Button fly with custom branded buttons.

Triple stitched seat construction, back pocket rivets, tucked belt loops, and selvedge coin pocket are all details that make this denim stand out from the crowd.

The 14.75oz denim is on the heavier side, with a nice clean red and white selvedge and the traditional chain stitch hem.

5/30/2014

Japan Blue Denim Restocks: Tapered and Skinny Denim


Big restocks on Japan Blue! We are a now fully stocked on all Tapered and Skinny fit Japan Blue denim, plus the Black/Black 0716. You can check out the full list of restocks below!

Japan Blue 14oz "Zimbabwe + Memphis" Tapered Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0406. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0406, click here.

Japan Blue 12.5oz "African Cotton" Tapered Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0404. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $200. For more information, click here.

Japan Blue 14.8oz tapered vintage raw selvedge denim. Model JB0401. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0401, click here.

Japan Blue 16.5oz "Monster" Tapered Sanforized Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0412. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $220. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0412, click here.

Japan Blue 16.5oz "Monster" Skinny Sanforized Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0212. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $220. For more information, click here.

Japan Blue 14oz Tight Straight Black Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0716. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $200. For more information, click here.

Japan Blue 14oz "Zimbabwe + Memphis" Skinny Raw Selvedge Denim - Model JB0206. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0206, click here.

Japan Blue 14.8oz skinny straight vintage raw selvedge denim. Model JB0201. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue JB0201, click here.

5/28/2014

3sixteen Denim Restocks: SL's All Sizes, ST's Partial Restock


3sixteen restocks have arrived! We are still missing some choice sizes on the Slim Tapered denim, but our Slim Straights are fully restocked. If you've been looking at a pair from this exceptional label, your size may be available again. Check the details of each denim below!

3sixteen Slim Tapered 14.5oz "Shadow Selvedge" Denim in Indigo/Black - Model ST-120x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $230. For more information, click here.

3sixteen Slim Straight 14.5oz "Shadow Selvedge" Denim in Indigo/Black - Model SL-120x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $230. For more information, click here.

3sixteen Slim Tapered 17oz Selvedge Denim in Indigo - Model ST-130x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $265. For more information, click here.

3sixteen Slim Straight 17oz Selvedge Denim in Indigo - Model SL-130x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $265. For more information, click here.

3sixteen Slim Tapered 17oz "Brown Weft" Selvedge Denim in Indigo - Model ST-140x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $265. For more information, click here.

3sixteen Slim Straight 17oz "Brown Weft" Selvedge Denim in Indigo - Model SL-140x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $265. For more information, click here.

3sixteen Slim Tapered 14.5oz Selvedge Denim in Indigo - Model ST-100x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $215. For more information, click here.

3sixteen Slim Straight 14.5oz Selvedge Denim in Indigo - Model SL-100x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $215. For more information, 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, click here.

3sixteen Slim Straight 14.5oz Selvedge Denim in Solid Black - Model SL-220x. 100% cotton, made in USA. Sizes 28-34, 36. $230. For more information, click here.

5/24/2014

Introducing Vermilyea Pelle


Vermilyea Pelle (vur-MIL-yuh pel-le) is a leather goods brand that is founded on the hands of practiced craftsman, Dustin Spencer. Using machines pulled from history, and tools and techniques based in tradition, he produces a line of high-end, handmade, innovative products with sustainable old-world materials. Dustin became fascinated with traditionally made leather goods at age four in his grandfather's horse tack room. While with his grandfather, he would spend hours digging through boxes of used headstalls, looking at all the broken-in and broken down boots, dissecting the saddles and generally trying to understand how everything was put together.

The name comes Vermilyea Pelle from Dustin's family. His mother's family is from Italy. Her maiden name is Vermilyea, and Pelle is the Italian word for leather. Dustin's family tree on both sides has a long legacy of craftsman. Vermilyea Pelle is a way for him to honor his family, and the work is a continuation of his family’s craftsman heritage. The tree of his logo represents family roots and the bark used in the leather tanning process.

With his obsession surrounding high quality leather goods that last generations, Dustin spent a good part of his childhood and teenage years making small leather bags and moccasins. He worked as a cobbler for 12 years before starting his own brand, honing his techniques, experience and understanding of leather and the vintage machines used to form them. In 2008 Dustin started Vermilyea Pelle in Wenatchee, Washington, with just one vintage machine and a handfull of traditional tools in an effort to pool all his experience, knowledge and interest.

While Dustin built his shop he also built strong relationships with US companies who craft the raw materials from which his designs are inspired. From creating tanning recipes with the famous Horween Leathers out of Chicago or designing custom Shoes with Rancourt & Co out of Maine, Dustin builds partnerships based on respect for the heritage of the companies and a common interest in the techniques they use to make high quality goods. We at Blue Owl are delighted to work with a brand so devoted to quality craftsmanship and materials, even more when we can support an up and coming Northwest business. We will be introducing some exclusive horse hide and English bridle leather belts in mid June, and are looking at wallets and other pieces for the future. We are very excited to introduce Vermilyea Pelle to the Blue Owl collection for both the details and design of Dustin's work.

5/22/2014

New Navy and Black Tanner Goods "Everyday" Totes, Restocks on Charcoal and Field Tan

New colors in  the Tanner Goods "Everyday" Tote: Black and Navy! Both of these classic colors are a great compliment to denim, and make a perfect day-to-day carryall. We've also restocked both the Charcoal and the Field Tan.

Tanner Goods 18oz Waxed Canvas "Everyday Tote" in Navy/Chicago Tan. $250. Horween Chromexcel leather details, solid brass hardware. Made in USA. For more information click here.

Tanner Goods 18oz Waxed Canvas "Everyday Tote" in Field Tan/Chicago Tan. $250. Horween Chromexcel leather details, solid brass hardware. Made in USA. For more information click here.

This solid, heavy-weight bag is among the best totes we've ever seen. The material is the same as used in the Nomad Duffle: 18oz waxed twill canvas, Horween Chromexcel leather, and solid brass hardware. There are three large outer pockets, and one large inner pocket, not to mention the enormous main compartment. It is perfect for school, work, a weekend get-away, a trip the the farmer's market, and everywhere inbetween.

The two thick leather straps come with a removable clasp to hold them together. The top of the bag has a very smooth zipper closure.

The inside of the bag is spacious, with a single large pocket on one side for smaller items. The bag will comfortably carry anything you throw at it.

The Horween Chromexcel leather used on this bag is some of the highest quality in the industry. Very supple, very strong, and will age beautifully.

The leather straps are length-adjustable, making it comfortable to both put on your shoulder and hold at your side.

Tanner Goods 18oz Waxed Canvas "Everyday Tote" in Field Tan/Chicago Tan. $250. Horween Chromexcel leather details, solid brass hardware. Made in USA. For more information click here.

Tanner Goods 18oz Waxed Canvas "Everyday Tote" in Charcoal/Chicago Tan. $250. Horween Chromexcel leather details, solid brass hardware. Made in USA. For more information click here.