- 12oz. Original Indigo x Black 'G3' Unsanforized Selvedge denim
- One Wash
- Regular Straight fit
4 Button fly featuring Original Studio D'Artisan buttons
Selvedge button fly construction
Engraved copper male/female rivets
- Black herringbone pocket bags
Fifth pocket selvedge detail
Original goat leather waistband patch
- Cinch back closure
SDA original back pocket stitch
In the mid-19th century, a transformative event unfolded on the shores of Japan, forever altering the nation's course of history - the Black Ships (Kurofune) incident. Picture this: a fleet of imposing, dark-hulled vessels commanded by Commodore Matthew Perry of the U.S. Navy, arriving on Japan's doorstep in 1853 and 1854.
At the time, Japan adhered staunchly to a policy of "Sakoku", or isolation, which had kept the country largely cut off from the rest of the world for over two centuries. The sudden appearance of these "Black Ships" shattered Japan's seclusion and marked the beginning of a new era.
Perry's mission was clear: to initiate diplomatic and trade relations between the United States and Japan. The name "Black Ships" arose from the distinctive dark color of their hulls, a symbol of the foreign influence about to make its mark on Japanese soil.
Recognizing the military prowess of the Western powers, particularly the United States, the Japanese government decided to engage in negotiations rather than resist. The result was the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854, a pivotal agreement that opened Japanese ports to American ships for refueling and trade.
This historic event ended Japan's era of isolation and set the stage for its eventual modernization. The Black Ships incident became a catalyst for Japan's integration into the global community, shaping the nation's destiny in ways unimaginable during the era of Sakoku.
*Model is pictured wearing a size 31. He weighs 59kg (130 pounds) and is 178cm (5’11”) tall.