- Limited production of 63 pieces
- OD proprietary Indigo Sashiko Katazome Print fabric
- 100% cotton
- Wrinkle resistant fabric
- Oxford silhouette
- Slim Fit
- Black wood lacquered buttons
- Red sewing construction for buttons
- Red & White Chainstitch constructed seams
- Red & White Chainstitch run offs
- Chest pocket
- Side gussets
- Bottom buttonhole features contrast off white stitching
- Cuffs top buttonhole features contrast of white stitching
Featuring a form of the iconic Shippō pattern (seven treasures in Japanese) first popularized as a form of art during the Heian Period (794-1185). It was not until the Edo period (1603-1868) that the pattern made it's way as an ornate design onto women's kimonos, birthing the use of this motif on garments. This form of Shippō is called Hoshi Tsunagi (or star chain linked pattern), connoting the repeating pattern of stars going through the fabric.
The base is an Indigo dyed fabric with tonal blue sashiko threading running vertical throughout the fabric. The fabric then goes through a print process with the application of the reoccurring Shippō pattern running throughout. Also, this isn't something intentional when designing, but after sampling and washing the piece, we learned that the fabric is wrinkle resistant! No need for an iron job on this guy, which is a nice relief.
For the design details, the chainstitch construction and runoffs feature our OD colors (Red & White), as well as the button threading which we opted for red which created the beautiful contrast we were looking on the black wood lacquered buttons. For that little touch of contrast, we had the factory color coordinate the off white color of the Shippō print for just the bottom button as well as the top button on the cuffs.
*Merv is pictured wearing a size 40. He weighs 75kg (165 pounds) and is 175cm (5'10") tall. Ryo is pictured wearing a size 38. He weighs 59kg (130 pounds) and is 178cm (5’11”) tall.
**Please note that this fabric will likely shrink about half an inch around the chest and about 0.2 inches center back length after the first wash.