Studio D'Artisan

Studio D'Artisan "Kurozome" Gradient-Dyed Tee



  • 100% USA Cotton
  • Blur-dyed by Kyoto Montsuki
  • Slim fit
  • Ribbed collar
  • USA Cotton tag
  • "Kurozome" black woven label

The history of "Kyoto Montsuki Black" dyeing dates back to the Heian period, when black garments were predominantly worn by Buddhist priests and Samurai as formal attire. Traditionally, garments were first hand-dyed in either red or indigo, prior to being dyed to the deep black color using a natural pigment extracted from Betel nuts (Binroji).

Kurozome involves the base dye being applied many times before being introduced to the black pigment. The process involves these colors being layered over one another in order to achieve the deepest hue of black in the garment. This tedious dyeing process requires the expert skill of Kyoto Montsuki's craftsmen who individually gradient-dye each garment by hand, while subtly adjusting the temperature of the dye bath over time. 

*Model is pictured wearing a size M. He weighs 69kg (152 pounds) and is 178cm (5'11") tall.

Size - CM Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
M 96 42 61.5 20
L 103 44
65 21.5
XL 106 46
67 22
XXL 110 48 70 23.5
Size - Inches Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
M 37.8
L 40.6 17.3 25.6 8.5
XL 41.7 18.1 26.4 8.7
XXL 43.3 18.9 27.6 9.3
Cotton fabric from USA
Made in Wakayama, Japan