Pre-orders close on the December 6th at 11:59PM (JST)
Expected delivery: End of February, 2020
- 15.7 oz. Sanforized Momotaro Original Nep Selvedge denim
- 100% Zimbabwe cotton
- Available in Raw or One Wash
- Slim Straight Fit
- 5 button fly featuring Original Momotaro buttons
- Pink Momotaro Selvedge ID
- Pink Inseam cotton thread
- Copper Male Rivets
- Copper Female Rivets with Momotaro Peach branding
- Momotaro Peach rayon tag featured on waistband of left front pocket
- Custom OD + Momotaro waistband tag
- Custom Japanese brushed flannel back & fifth pocket liner
- Indigo and Kakishibu Jacquard pocket bags with Momotaro Crest logo embossing
- Custom OD + Momotaro Jeans leather waistband patch
- Two Painted "Battle Stripes" in Blue on back pocket
- Also available in a Relax Tapered silhouette
Hard to believe this is close to our 20th collaboration with Momotaro, and yet it will be our first foray into Selvedge denim with the Peach Boys. It goes without saying, we had to make sure we came up with something special. The latest proprietary Selvedge is composed of 100% Zimbabwe cotton, renowned for it's super soft feel when spun into denim, given it's long-staple fibre nature. Taking a step away from the standard offerings typically being released by Momotaro, we want to pack our proprietary denim to the brim with texture.
Similar to the "Dog Days" denim that we released this past summer, we opted for a Nep heavy yarn to use in both the warp and the weft, to maximize the nep aesthetic and hand feel of the new denim. The result was mesmerizing during sampling, and the ideas for the rest of the jeans started to run wild once we got our hands on the first fabric swatch.
The details is where we got to get creative, as usual, and the combination of inputs led to a truly distinctive and unique pair of jeans. Starting with the detail that is eponymous to the MJ, the biggest identifying factor of a pair of Momotaro's in the wild, the painted lines. Taking the standard white lines that were painted onto the first sample, we sent the jeans back to the factory in order to get the lines painted over a second time in a dark indigo blue. It comes down to patina, and because it has yet to be done, we wanted to see how the blue would fade into white in tandem with the fades appearing on the denim itself.
With the pocket bags, we were adamant to take the standard Momotaro Jacquard Crest pocket bags that they've been using on the Copper Label since inception, and have them garment dyed in both Kakishibu & Indigo, respectively. Always suckers for the natural dyes, we wanted something mind blowing to keep up with the integrity of our proprietary Nep Selvedge, and the alternate natural garment dye pocket bags fit perfect into the design equation.
During the design process, we knew these would be releasing in the winter and wanted some sort of cold weather element to be a part of the final product. While the superfluous Nep made the naming process a no-brainer with this pair, it is the back & fifth pockets that are lined with a brushed Flannel fabric that complete the Arctic feel of these jeans. Not only do they serve a function of providing warmth, the brushed nature of the flannel makes for very smooth entry/exit by hand to the pockets. Borrowing the copper buttons from the Copper Label series, and rivets from the classic Going to Battle series, we really tried to encompass the different layers of the MJ brand identity while ensuring that the final result was a quintessentially OD product.
*Model pictures are a silhouette sample of the 0205SP Slim Straight Jeans which will match the silhouette of the final jeans.
**Model is pictured wearing a size 31. He weighs 66kg (145 pounds) and is 175cm (5'9").