Studio D'Artisan

Studio D'Artisan 45th Anniversary "Ishikawadai" Tee



  • SDA Original Japanese "Ishikawadai" cotton fabric
  • 100% Cotton
  • One Wash
  • Slim fit silhouette
  • Chest pocket

The "Ishikawadai" series is a remarkable creation that takes us on a journey back in time to 1953, when it was produced by Ishikawa Seisakujo. This Japanese ring-spinning machine, crafted by the same company, is believed to be the oldest of its kind still in operation today. Despite its vintage status, it boasts unique qualities that make it an invaluable relic in the world of denim production.

Compared to modern ring-spinning machines, the "Ishikawadai" operates at a significantly slower speed, approximately one-third of the pace. This machine's limited speed, however, brings some fascinating advantages. It exerts minimal stress on the cotton fibers, allowing the cotton's inherent qualities to shine through. This results in a fabric with a natural, uneven texture akin to hand-spun cotton, a feature that is nearly impossible to replicate with computer-controlled machines. The deliberate irregularity in the fabric's texture provides it with an authentic, almost antique-like appearance that stands apart from the uniformity of contemporary mass-produced textiles.

The fabric of this tee embraces this cotton's unique characteristics without the need for the usual thread refinement processes, thus preserving the cotton's distinct qualities. Furthermore, the tee pays homage to the vintage tees of 1953, employing traditional, low-tech techniques throughout its production process.

Size - CM Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve Armhole
S 100 42 61 20 14.5
M 106 44 64 20.5 15.5
L 110 46 67.5 22 16.5
XL 114 49 70 23 18
XXL 118 51 72 24 19
Size - Inches Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve Armhole
S 39.4 16.5 24 7.9 5.7
M 41.7 17.3 25.2 8.1 6.1
L 43.3 18.1 26.6 8.7 6.5
XL 44.9 19.3 27.6 9.1 7.1
XXL 46.5 20.1 28.3 9.4 7.5
Made in Wakayama, Japan