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Studio D’Artisan Uses Ancient Red Vegetable Dye For Its D1820S Hinode Jeans

Leave it to Studio D’Artisan to use interestingly colored wefts on their denim that aren’t too gaudy, but separate your raws from the rest. The D1820S Hinode Jeans are dyed Akane red on the inside, so your fades will develop a brick-red hue that melts into the dark indigo.

Akane, a vegetable dye that was used in the Heian period of Japan’s history for dying clothes of the aristocracy (made from madder dye), can now be worn by your best high-class self underneath all that indigo. You’d better wear this one cuffed to show off that lovely red veggie dye, and if you go the “high contrast/low washing route”, keep us updated with the evolution of these jeans.

The Akane jean is a relaxed taper, plenty of room up top to move around in, with none of the excess fabric whipping around your calves. Made in Japan, it features the archetypal 5 pocket jean pattern with rivet reinforcements, and thoughtful D’Artisan D’etails like a branded leather patch, custom hardware, and red obijime (kimono band) back belt loop.

Available for $298 ($253.30 for Heddels  Type 2 members) at Blue in Green

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