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Studio D’artisan’s Latest Shirt is as Meticulous as it is Dizzying

Behind the playful branding that has featured pigs pulling apart jeans, driving sports cars, and defeating Godzilla, Studio D’artisan is a Japanese powerhouse capable of producing garments that really live up to the brand’s name. Garments, for instance, like the Kasezome Natural Indigo Sashiko Work Shirt.

A true embodiment of Japanese craftsmanship, this work shirt marries a plethora of indigo tones through the traditional techniques of sashiko-style stitching and kasezome dyeing. Kasezome, or skein dyeing, is a painstakingly slow and meticulous process in which cotton yarns are wrapped into a loose coil called a kase (or skein) and repeatedly hand-dipped into a container of indigo dye. In this case, these kasezome dyed yarns have been intricately woven on a dobby loom with an assortment of contrasting indigo, blue, and white yarns, achieving a truly unique fabric that evokes images of rainfall.

To allow this impressive fabric to star in this show, Studio D’artisan has sewn it up into a simple work shirt, using an American workwear-inspired formula that consists of a curved hem, front button placket with tagua nut buttons, dual chest pockets, and side gussets finished with chain stitch runoff.

Available from Okayama Denim for $270.