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Studio D’Artisan Brings Kakishibu Dye To Its Easterner Leepro Jacket

Duck brown canvas is great stuff, okay? We really like it. A lot. And yet. . . We want and need more from our stuff. It’s time to spice it up a bit. Enter Studio D’Artisan and its kakibishu-dyed Easterner Type III Jacket.

This Leepro jacket is from SDA’s Kusaki zome collection. Kusaki zome dyeing has been around for over 1,000 years and is achieved through ‘decocting’ (heating or boiling) natural materials – think flowers, leaves, stems of plants, heck, even fruit. In order to achieve the color of this 100% cotton jacket, SDA used Kakishibu which is a natural dye made from the fermented juice of unripe persimmons. Something interesting and also undeniably beautiful in its artistry. Yup, SDA’s done it once again.

Wanna know something even cooler? The natural dyeing process of this jacket means that the jacket will patina over time as the dye reacts to sunlight exposure. That’s going to make the details of this Lee 101-style silhouette pop, and I’ll be disappointed if I don’t see this pop up in our fades inbox next year.

Each jacket is made in Japan and finished with branded hardware throughout, adjustable tabs at the waist, and zig-zag stitching down the button placket.

Available over at Redcast Heritage for ~$298 USD. (Heddels+ members can enjoy 10% off)

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