A First Look at Fabrics
After examining lots of samples, we’re excited to share that we’ve made our denim selection. We first narrowed it down to four midweight fabrics, all from revered Japanese mills: a 13.5-ounce indigo with a medium slub, a 14.2-ounce natural indigo with a light slub, a 15-ounce indigo with a light slub, and a 15-ounce indigo with a medium slub. While all were of outstanding quality, it was ultimately the fourth option—from Yoshiwa Mills—that went to the front of the pack in terms of character and break-in potential. For denim enthusiasts, this Yoshiwa fabric is a once-in-a-lifetime find, with a low tension, open-face construction, medium slub, and warp yarn variance that bring out a jeweled color contrast and micro pebblestone texture. While this fabric has tons of structure in a single rinse, it’s breathable and turns incredibly soft and buttery when worn in and washed down. Made of US-grown cotton, the yarn is spun in Japan and woven on a conventional selvage loom at a 70-year-old family-run weaving mill in Ibara, Okayama. The denim’s character comes from the three different sizes of yarn (5’s, 6’s and 7’s) mixed in the warp.
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