At what point do a jean’s component parts outstrip the nature of the jean itself? We don’t know, but it seems that Japan’s Studio D’artisan has been asking that question for the better part of four decades now.
Their latest offering is one of the most luxe denims ever created, combining natural plant indigo, hank dyeing, and weaving on a wooden loom to make a deep and irregular 15oz. indigo fabric unlike almost anything else out there. “It’s just jeans!” you might protest, “Why go to such an effort?” It’s certainly excessive for 99.999% of the jeans-wearing public, but if you’re already here, well, you know there are some things you just have to make the old-fashioned way.
If you’re already debating between paying rent or spending $660 on a pair of jeans, you better move quick, as only 100 were made and are currently available at Self Edge.