The Momotaro 15th Anniversary Broken Twill Slim Straight Selvedge Jeans and Type II Jacket

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Going from the only Broken Twill denim on the site over the past ten years being our previous proprietary ODJB014 “Sand Slub” denim collaboration, to seeing Broken Twill all over the place this season, the elusive twill is certainly seeing a moment. 


 That being said, let's first put our hands together for Momotaro who are celebrating 15 years in the Japanese Denim game. Over the years the Peach Boys have continued to wow Denimheads around the world, and the brand's sizeable 15th Anniversary Collection seeks to reward its loyal followers with some extra special models. Rounding off the Broken Twill collection, we are stoked to announce the arrival of the Slim Straight Selvedge Jeans and Type II Jacket, sporting more extra-neat details than you can shake a stick at.

Dissecting the Broken Twill Weave

We can thank the folks at Wrangler back in the 1960s for first developing this type of weave, As a means to minimize the leg-twist that resulted from unsanforized jeans being soaked. Open up the weave rulebook and you will see that "conventional" weaves are either right or left-hand twill. After burning their copy of the rulebook, Wrangler came up with a weave that alternates from left to right on every two warp ends, creating the zig-zag aesthetic that Denimheads around the world have come to love.
Straying away from the conventional just like the Wrangler gang, Momotaro have milled a 15.7oz. Broken Twill Selvedge fabric and given it some first-class treatment. The beautiful peach and gold color Selvedge ID is worthy of applause and suffice to say, you won't be seeing it again until the brand's next milestone!

The Slim Straight Cut

Anti-taper Denimheads, this is the cut for you. Without deviating into the wide-boi aesthetic, Momotaro's 0205 cut keeps things sleek by keeping the rises small and maintaining a straight but slim leg profile.
One of the more versatile cuts in Momotaro's lineup, this model will work well with any outfit. Whether you are looking to keep it casual with a pair of sneakers and crisp white tee, or go full Americana with a trucker jacket (see below!), this model will provide you total flexibility.

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The Type II Silhouette

Following traditional cues of the iconic Levi's 507XX Trucker Jacket, Momotaro's Type II Jacket featuring this Broken Twill goodness, drags a vintage icon kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Expect some familiarities such as the lower double check pocket arrangement, knife pleats and adjustable waist buttons. From there on out, it's all Momotaro's bells-and-whistles that complete this piece. The most obvious modification is the addition of hand-warmer pockets which add that well needed element of functionality.

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Details for days

Momotaro Design team: "How many details do you want in this model?"

Momotaro Head of Design: "Yes"

Where do we start? Let's kick it off with one of our favorites. The indigo-dyed leather patch featuring the gold foil painted "15th" logo has one subtle touch that we nearlly missed but deserves a mention. Look closer at the motif of Momotaro to spot him donning an 烏帽子 (Eboshi). These black-lacquered court caps were traditionally worn by boys as a rite of passage upon reaching their 15th birthday.
The Peach Boys have also given the button fly the bling treatment with the inclusion of gold buttons, backed with "15th" debossing.

Under the surface

We can see right away where the design team got the nod to be a bit playful! The discharge dyed indigo pocket bags sport what can only be described as Momotaro's in-house emoji set. Dear Apple, mind adding these in the next iOS update?
Taking cues from a design element usually reserved for their Copper Label series, the yoke  on the 15th Anniversary jeans, as well as the pocket flap lining of the jacket feature a custom woven Indigo Bassen(Japanese for Indigo discharge dye) fabric with the "15th Anniversary" text. While subtle, the green and gold woven label and rayon tab complete this already stellar pair of jeans.
Well that about covers it!

But wait...there's more!

This really is the icing on the cake.
As if Momotaro haven't already outdone themselves they really have sweetened the deal here. Grab yourself a pair of the jeans and it will ship with a custom 15th Anniversary print carry bag and bandana.
With that all said and done...Happy Birthday Momotaro!

The Momotaro 15th Anniversary Broken Twill Slim Straight Selvedge Jeans and Type II Jacket drop on 10/9 @ Midnight (JST)

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