Normally when something’s dragged through the mud it has a negative connotation, but Osaka 5 favorite Studio D’ Artisan is here to flip that concept entirely on its head with its Amami Dorozome Denim Jacket.
Coming an already familiar and iconic Type II silhouette, let’s get down to the real nitty-gritty of this superb jacket and the reasons why I would potentially do filthy things to get my grubby mitts on it –these references will make sense soon, promise. Made in Okayama, Japan, this jacket is made from a once-washed 14 Oz. SDA original Japanese selvedge denim, composed of ultra-uneven threads to give it a rough-textured hand-feel. But what gives this fabric that incredibly rich earthy color is the use of the ancient art of Amami mud dyeing technique, which has been applied to both the warp and weft yarns prior to weaving. Delivering a truly deep, powerful, and astringent result that no chemical dye could even try and compete with, this fully natural approach also means that the fades will be pure filth.