9/30/2014

Momotaro Women's Denim Restock



A restock of our Momotaro women's denim selection just landed!  We offer two denims, a version of the Copper Label and a version of the "Going to Battle" denim. Both use Momotaro's Tight Tapered women's fit, which is form fitting and slim in the top block, with a slightly relaxed leg opening. We love that Momotaro's women's denim offers all the same details as their men's line. Both have been a hit with our local fans, and we expect these two denims to be staples in our line up for a very long time.

Momotaro Copper Label 14.7oz "Tight Straight" Raw Selvedge Women's Denim in Vintage Indigo - Model GL007-MZ. 100% Zimbabwe cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 24-30. $285. For more information, click here.

The patch has been changed to a soft deerskin leather.

The fabric is a 14.7oz unsanforized selvedge made with 100% Zimbabwe cotton and rope dyed. The fabric has a hairy surface and a good amount of slub with tremendous character. The denim has been washed one time using sea water from Okayama coast, meaning it is already shrunk down and further shrinkage will be minimal.

The denim uses the traditional pink inseam, and a redline selvedge.

Momotaro "Going to Battle" 15.7oz "Tight Straight" Raw Selvedge Women's Denim - Model 7003SP. 100% Zimbabwe cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 24-30. $285. For more information, click here.

The deer hide leather patch is identical to the patch used on its brother, the 0705SP.

The painted battle stripes are done with pink for the women's version of this denim. The fabric is a 15.7oz unsanforized selvedge which is made of 100% Zimbabwe cotton and rope dyed. Like the other denim, it has been washed one time using sea water from Okayama coast, meaning it is already shrunk down and further shrinkage will be minimal.

The 7003SP features the pink inseam and a Momotaro's classic pink selvedge.

9/29/2014

Momotaro Denim Restocks: Deep Indigo, Brown Weft, Vintage Label, Copper Label


Massive Momotaro denim restock shipment have just come through the door! We are now fully stocked, size 28-36, on all Deep Indigo models including the Brown Weft.  Vintage Label 0701 and 0201 are filled up, as well as the deep indigo Copper Label denims in both slim tapered and tight straight fits. A ton of denim here, so if you were waiting for your size to be filled up, most likely we have it in store now.  Check out the list below.

Momotaro Deep Indigo Brown Weft 15oz "tight straight" raw selvedge denim. Model number 0702BR. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. 100% natural cotton thread. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro Deep Indigo Brown Weft selvedge denim, click here.

Momotaro Deep Indigo 15oz "slim straight" raw selvedge denim. Model number 0202. Zimbabwe cotton. 100% natural cotton thread. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro Deep Indigo selvedge denim, click here.

Momotaro Deep Indigo 15oz "tight straight" raw selvedge denim. Model number 0702. Zimbabwe cotton. 100% natural cotton thread. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro Deep Indigo selvedge denim, click here.

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

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

Momotaro Copper Label 14.7oz "slim tapered" raw selvedge denim in deep indigo- Model G014-MB. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro Copper Label 14.7oz "slim tapered" raw denim in deep indigo, click here.

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.

9/28/2014

Introducing Oak Street Bootmakers Trench Boot


We are excited to announce that we are bringing on Oak Street Bootmakers as part of our footwear offerings. They are a small Chicago company that has been hand crafting amazing boots and shoes since 2006 and, like every other brand we carry, provide a quality product that we believe in and cannot wait to share with you.

The son of a cobbler, Oak Street Bootmakers founder and designer, George Vlagos, apprenticed at his father’s shop where he learned the craft of shoemaking from an early age. Today, George seeks to preserve the heritage of fine shoemaking through thoughtfully designed and attentively crafted shoes.

As the head designer George looked to his vintage boot collection for inspiration. The shape was inspired from a pair of WWI trench boots, and the silhouette from WWII field boots. The design details are truly a reflection of quality, which stems from the sturdiness required of a boot used for months on the field.

It features much of what you’ve come to expect in top-tier footwear, including Goodyear welted construction, Horween leather, a formal leather sole, and of course, it’s made in the USA. The Oak Street Bootmakers Trench Boot will be available in-store and online soon.

9/27/2014

New Momotaro 8oz "Going to Battle" Denim Shirt, Work Shirt Restocks


A brand new 8oz denim shirt has arrived from Momotaro, with their iconic Going to Battle Stripes on the sleeve. We've also received restocks on the long-missing Olive and Purple Chambray Work Shirts. Check out the details below!

Momotaro 8oz "Going To Battle" Denim Shirt - Model SJ091D. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 36-44. $215. For more information, click here.

The collar of the shirt is single-button unlike most of their work shirt offerings. The 8oz weight of the shirt makes it feel between a shirt and a jacket, meaning its perfect for a fall over-shirt, and then layering in the winter.

The shirt uses 100% Zimbabwe cotton, and has been given one wash to soften the fabric. The Going to Battle Stripes are painted on before the wash, giving them a slightly faded look.

The cuff of the shirt is lined with pima cotton, an incredibly soft staple.

The shirt features triple stitch construction through the major seams, and chain stitch runoff at the vents. The signature pink selvedge peaks out on the vent.

Momotaro 5oz Selvedge Chambray Work Shirt in Purple - Model MS033. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 36-44. $210. For more information, click here.

Momotaro 5oz Selvedge Chambray Work Shirt in Olive - Model MS033. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 36-44. $210. For more information, click here.

9/25/2014

Momotaro x Blue Owl "Heavy Deep Indigo" BOM009 Available Online 9/26

The long-awaited BOM009 has arrived at Blue Owl! We are finishing up pre-orders today, meaning that the jacket will be available for sale tomorrow morning. The new collaboration uses the same deep indigo dye as the BOM007, but at a burly 18oz weight, with a unique grey weft that Momotaro has never used before. The limited production of 30 jackets have already begun to go, so grab your jacket while they last.

Momotaro x Blue Owl "Heavy Deep Indigo" 18oz Type 2 Denim Jacket - Model BOM009. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Size 36-44. $395.

We predict that the grey weft will create deep fades that look almost like a black denim. The patch uses the clean and simple collaboration logo, which we preferred for a hidden detail like this.

The construction, like on all Momotaro, is top notch. The jacket uses tonal deep indigo stitching throughout, with the contrast pink on the under side of the front placket. No pink will show when the jacket is buttoned up, but the hidden details come out when anyone looks closer.

The pockets use a new lightweight chambray lining, but the Momotaro tab, pink stitching, and custom branded buttons are still there.

Pink selvedge runs up the entire length of the jacket on both sides of the placket.

The jacket uses 100% Zimbabwe cotton, making it very soft despite the stiff and heavy nature of the fabric.

All aspects of the Type 2 design remain on the new collaboration, including these slimming tabs at the back. We love the classic look of Momotaro's jacket, and didn't want to change a thing about it.

9/23/2014

Naked & Famous Circular Knit T-Shirt New Colors, Restocks


Two brand new colors of the Naked & Famous Circular Knit T-Shirt have arrived here at Blue Owl. We are now stocking the Heather Grey and Blue versions of this ever-popular tee from our friends in Canada. The shirt is made just down the street from the N&F offices in Montreal's garment district, with vintage tubular construction machines that eliminate the side seam of the shirt. From this point forward we are discontinuing the old grey and dark indigo colors of the tee, so if you love those old colors grab them while they are still in stock. We've also received every size of the white and black, which we will continue to carry along side the two new colors.

Naked & Famous 10oz "Circular-Knit" T-Shirt in Heather Grey. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $38. Sizes Small through X-Large. For more information, click here.


Naked & Famous 10oz "Circular-Knit" T-Shirt in Blue. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $38. Sizes Small through X-Large. For more information, click here.


Naked & Famous 10oz "Circular-Knit" T-Shirt in Black. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $38. Sizes Small through X-Large. For more information, click here.


Naked & Famous 10oz "Circular-Knit" T-Shirt in White. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $38. Sizes Small through X-Large. For more information, click here.



9/22/2014

3sixteen Long Sleeve Chambray Workshirt in Salt & Pepper, Denim Restocks


We're happy to announce our first shirting offering from 3sixteen: the Long Sleeve Chambray Workshirt. This Japanese chambray fabric, sewn in the famous Okayama prefecture, is a nice mediumweight with an irregular white/navy salt and pepper pattern. The shirt's fit is longer and more relaxed than most Japanese brands, giving American audiences the chance at this amazing fabric.

3sixteen Long Sleeve Chambray Workshirt in Salt & Pepper. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Size Small through XX-Large. $185. For more information, click here.

The fabric from afar looks like a mix between a blue and grey, but up close the blue begins to come out. It really has a unique look that adds interest to the shirt.

Here you can see the navy detail of the fabric, and the corozo nut button.

The selvedge of the fabric can be seen in both side vents, and on the inside of the placket running down the shirt. The sides are constructed with a double needle chainstitch, with runoff at the vents.

This cross-pattern yoke is 3sixteen's signature in the design of their shirts.

We've also received full restocks on the 100x, 120x, and 220x fabrics in both the SL and ST from 3sixteen. All three are staples here at Blue Owl, that have proven their quality time and again.