Studio D'Artisan

Studio D'Artisan "Amami Dorozome" Sashiko Denim Type 2 Jacket (Brown)

D4564 BR

  • SDA original 15.5oz. Jacquard weave Denim
  • 100% Cotton
  • Mud-dyed yarns from Amami Oshima
  • Type 2 silhouette
  • One Wash
  • Studio D'Artisan Original metal button opening
  • Engraved copper male/female rivets
  • Original "Amami Dorozome" leather patch
  • Adjustable waist buttons
  • Also available in Dark Brown

Traditionally in Japan, cotton fabrics were considered an indispensable commodity. Kimonos were not always seen as simply a statement, reserved for special occasions. Historically, Kimono were worn every day through harsh Winters and scorching Summers. As such, clothing was re-used repeatedly and never thrown away. Even when completely worn out, fabrics were carefully stitched and patched back together. 

Seeking to recreate the beautiful and intricate patchwork patterns seen in the past, Studio D’Artisan has created their latest “Sashiko Denim” collection. A clash of two worlds, the Osaka OG's have built from the ground up a unique jacquard weave Denim which expresses the distinctive texture of Sashiko garments. Using a combination of No. 6 warp yarns and No. 5 weft yarns, the fabric itself is milled on a specially calibrated Jacquard loom in order to replicate the Sashiko stitchwork. 

The art of Dorozome seeps deep into the history of the island of Amami-Oshima, a collection of islands north of Okinawa. Historically, the natural dye (derived from Sharimbai, or wood chips from the Japanese Hawthorne tree), was used to color natural silk, to be used in the production of Kimono.

Blending the function of natural dyes, artisanal craftsmanship, and traditional Japanese dyeing methods, the Shokunin of the small island town of Amami-Oshima, have gone above and beyond in the dyeing of the yarns for each piece in this stellar collection.

*Model is pictured wearing a size 38. He weighs 60kg (133 pounds) and is 177cm (5’8”) tall.

Size - CM (One Wash) Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
38 104 43 58 62
40 108 45 61 63.5
42 112 47 63 64.5
44 118 49 64.5 66
46 124 51 66 67
Size - Inches (One Wash) Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
38 40.9 16.9 22.8 24.4
40 42.5 17.7 24.0 25.0
42 44.1 18.5 24.8 25.4
44 46.5 19.3 25.4 26.0
46 48.8 20.1 26.0 26.4

Made in Okayama, Japan