- Momotaro Original Cotton x Linen Bi-blend Sashiko Fabric
- Garment dyed in Tokushima Natural Indigo
- 87% Cotton, 13% Linen
- One Wash
- Single U-shaped chest pocket
- Custom "Asanoha" sashiko laser printed buttons
- Triple chainstitch construction
- Side gussets
- Chainstitch runoff
The "Hon-Aizome" (literal translation is "Real Indigo Dye") shirt elevates the Momotaro Cotton x Linen Sashiko Shirt to a new standard. By utilizing Natural Indigo derived from the Indigofera plant, rather than chemically processed indigo dye, the production process is extremely tedious and entirely done by hand.
Each shirt is dyed in the vat of indigo about 3-4 times, to achieve what we believe to be the perfect hue of indigo blue. As each piece must be hand dipped in the dye, then rinsed of all extra indigo, and finally hung to dry, the process is tedious and time consuming. But the results speak for themselves.
Following a particular sashiko weave pattern that allows for an almost 3-Dimensional effect to emerge from the fabric. Momotaro continue to innovate, giving traditional sashiko a whole new feel & flavor. To add to the subtle sensibility of the shirt, we had the collaboration tag stitched to the bottom of the front panel with a single red stitch.
Sewn in Okayama, and Hank Dyed piece by piece by Tokushima's esteemed indigo artisans (considered national treasures by the Japanese Government), our latest collaboration project with the Peach Boys celebrates texture, craft & culture in one epic garment.
*Model is pictured wearing a size 40. He weighs 59kg (130 pounds) and is 178cm (5’11”) tall.
**As a disclaimer, because of the process of natural indigo dyeing, the shirt has shrink and has smaller dimensions than the original 05-255 by Momotaro.