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D4523 - Hickory Denim Vest - Indigo, Kakishibu
Studio D'Artisan - Hickory Denim Vest - Indigo, Kakishibu
Well, we decided to start off with a bang for our intro into the world of Studio D'artisan. If you know us well, you know how well we love Kakishibu (especially when it's mixed with Indigo). The hickory stripe has been a staple at James Dant over the last 2 years so when we see it in a variation like this, it gives us tingles. Kakishibu dates back to the time of the Samurai nearly 900 years ago. This particular process has often been referred to as the sun-dye because it gets darker when exposed to light in the dying process.
They've blended thick, super uneven yarns here to create this wonderful texture both in the warp and weft. This slubby and neppy texture is unique to a normally smooth "hickory stripe." They've also hit the fabric with a one-wash treatment to remove shrinkage and take a bit of the edge off. You'll notice a special edition Kakishibu leather patch, herringbone pocket liners, double slit pocket, and buckle back design. This is the cream of the crop of Japanese manufacturing. Keep in mind, this thing is going to fade beautifully with time and wear.
- 14oz Proprietary Indigo Kakishibu Hickory Stripe Fabric
- 100% Cotton
- Metal Buttons
- Double Slit Pockets
- Metal Cinch Back
- Custom Leather Patch
- Custom Woven Labels
- Herringbone Pockets
- Made in Osaka, Japan
A variance of +/-.5" is within tolerance.
Fit Notes: Most of our Japanese brands are considered to have a small fit. These in particular are built to be close to the body. That being said, Tommy stuck to his true size of a 40, or medium for the pictures. These vests are built for layering. If you're worried about the tighter fit, it's always smart to size up. Tommy is 5'10," 165lbs with a 40" chest.