Studio D'Artisan

[Pre-Order] Studio D'Artisan Sumi Dyed "Ajiro Denim" Coverall

D4562 SUMI

Expected Delivery: May, 2023

Pre-order deadline: November 10th @ Noon (JST)

Learn more about our pre-order process here

  • SDA original 13oz. Ajiro Weave Selvedge Denim
  • 100% Cotton
  • One Wash
  • Original Studio D'Artisan metal button opening
  • Original "Ajiro Denim" leather patch
  • Double chest and waist pockets
  • Inner coat pocket

Ajiro is a quintessentially Japanese weave that involves delicately weaving thin strips of bamboo and was historically used to make baskets. Everyday articles created using this particular type of wickerwork were considered indispensable by those who used them - with the pattern even being regarded as auspicious. Heralded as a weave that will attract happiness and protect everything precious for the user - Studio D'Artisan have created from the ground up their latest "Ajiro Denim" series for 2023.

By combining different weave structures in this particular denim prior to performing a factory wash on the garment, the shrinkage results in a particularly uneven texture giving a three-dimensional look to the fabric.

Traditionally, Sumi is produced from a combination of pinewood soot, animal glue and perfume. A common misconception is that the final product is a liquid, when in fact the ink is only the result of rubbing a solid ink 'stick' against an inkstone with water. Thus, the original production of ink sticks requires a painstaking process of thoroughly mixing the raw ingredients before kneading and shaping them in wooden molds. The ageing process can take from a few months to several years. 

*Model is pictured wearing a size 40. He weighs 75kg (165 pounds) and is 175cm (5'10") tall.

Size - CM Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
38 106 43 67.5 62
40 109 45 69.5 64
42 112 47 72 65
44 118 49 73 66
46 124 51 74 67
Size - Inches Chest Shoulder Centre Back Sleeve
38 41.7 16.9 26.6 24.4
40 42.9 17.7 27.4 25.2
42 44.1 18.5 28.3 25.6
44 46.5 19.3 28.7 26
46 48.8 20.1 29.1 26.4
Made in Wakayama, Japan