Studio d’Artisan puts a wabi-sabi twist on formal wear with its”Kasezome” Indigo Sashiko Selvedge Tailored Jacket. Blending the smart elements of the classic sports jacket with traditional Japanese crafts means this is jacket is like a blend between your old geography teacher’s corduroy blazer and your favorite sashiko garment.
This three-button jacket features tidy components like lapels, a single U-shaped chest pocket, and dual flapped waistcoat pockets. But the sashiko fabric it’s built from is on the other end of the scale. Rough textured and rich in indigo, the fabric may look laid back, but it’s painstakingly made using Kasezome-dyed yarns. This method of hand-dyeing involves wrapping undyed yarns into a loose coil and dipping them into a vat of indigo. This dyes the yarn to its core while keeping its original texture.
Adorned with leather-backed Tagua Nut buttons and a deerskin leather patch, this jacket is the perfect contender for smart/business-casual get-ups and gives you an excuse to tell your colleagues about the Osaka 5. You can also expect some handsome fades from the highly textured sashiko.
Available for $325 at Okayama Denim