Studio D'Artisan

Studio D'Artisan "Kasezome" Natural Indigo Sashiko Shorts (Type A)

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1776 A

  • SDA Original Natural Indigo "Kasezome" Fabric
  • Hank dyed Natural Indigo yarns
  • 100% Cotton
  • Classic shorts silhouette 
  • Black pocket bags
  • Tagua Nut buttons
  • UNIVERSAL® Gold Zipper fly
  • SDA original Rayon tag on waistband

Kasezome is the art of skein dyeing, a hand dyeing method by wrapping undyed yarns into a loose coil and dipping them into a vat of Natural Indigo (in this instance). The yarns are dyed to the core while still retaining their original texture, a feat only possible when the yarns are meticulously dyed by hand. The yarns have been dyed at varying degrees of indigo hue intensity, made possible by the amount of times a set of yarns are dipped into the vat of Natural Indigo.

In the case of these Kasezome shorts by SDA, undyed yarns are paired with a range from light to dark indigo yarns and set on a dobby loom to create an incredibly intricate fabric that was historically found on Japanese Kimono's and other traditional garb. The Tate, or Warp, is a tediously "Kase" dyed yarn in Natural indigo. This is combined with an irregular weft to give the impression of rain falling through the fabric, a phenomenon the Japanese passionately have named, "Ame-kasuri", or Rain Skein Dyed. 

Weaving a fabric of this calibre is only possible on a non-mechanized loom, with only a handful of smaller factories in the Okayama and Hiroshima regions still able to painstakingly weave this fabric using techniques dating back over a century to the early Showa era. Skilled artisans are responsible to not only dye the yarns to a variety of ideal hues of indigo by hand, but then have to ensure that the loom is rigged perfectly to weave this impressive textile. A marriage of Japanese tradition and American Workwear.

*Model is pictured wearing a size 32. He weighs 75kg (165pounds) and is 175cm (5'10") tall.

Size - CM  Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Leg Opening Inseam
30 78 25.5 35.5 27 24 25
32 82 26.5 36.5 30 25 26
34 86 27 37 31 25.5 27
36 92 28 38 34 26 29
Size - Inches  Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Leg Opening Inseam
30 30.7 10 14 10.6 9.4 9.8
32 32.3 10.4 14.4 11.8 9.8 10.2
34 33.9 10.6 14.6 12.2 10 10.6
36 36.2 11 15 13.4 10.2 11.4
Made in Okayama, Japan


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