Always promising an innovative solution to an increasingly saturated denim market, Studio D’artisan is back with their new D1708 “Vietnam War” Jeans. Not only do they pull inspiration from a bygone era but they also tell a fictional story.
If you’ve spent more than a couple minutes researching the history of denim, you have probably heard about the limited rations during WWII, and how it affected jeans makers. Companies were forced to limit the use of materials in their product, including replacing rivets with stitching and using what was available rather than what necessarily looked or worked best. SDA has taken this concept and applied it to the Vietnam War, playing a game of “as if” these jeans were produced during that time period with limited rations.
The result is an interesting combination of features, all which played a role in the war. The pockets and yoke are lined with tiger camo, and laurel buttons are used throughout. The stitching has been simplified and swapped out for a green thread to match the theme of the jungle. Overall, an interesting take on a would-be situation that tells yet another story through denim.
Available for 26,784¥ (approx. $245) at Studio D’artisan.