Studio D’Artisan just channeled the soul of workwear from yesteryear in a modern-day package with their SD-909 High Rise Tapered G3 Series jeans. See, the thing is, this rare and intricately produced, shrink-to-fit raw selvedge denim was woven with low tension on one of Japan’s original 50-year old power looms that runs extremely slow, even requiring hand operation to function. The result is a slubby fabric with uneven yarns that creates a rough texture.
Coming in classic five-pocket construction and polished off with a nickel-plated brass button fly, engraved copper rivets, duck canvas pocket bags, and a goat leather patch — these jeans can be marveled at on a micro and macro level –and they serve as a perfect example of mixing the old with the new.
Available for $315 at Division Road