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Momotaro 0605-AI 'Aizome' 13.5oz N... Momotaro 0605-AI 'Aizome' 13.5oz Natural Tapered Selvedge Jeans

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£ 1,659.00

£ 1,649.00

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Momotaro 0605-AI 'Aizome' 13.5oz Natural Tapered Selvedge Jeans

Colour : Hand Dyed Natural Indigo

Regular Price

£ 1,659.00

£ 1,649.00

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Description

One of the rarest, most exclusive jeans in all Japanese denim. Produced entirely in Kurashiki, Kojima in extremely limited quantities, each pair takes up to a year to be made. Dyed with a premium Japanese natural indigo from the Polygonum tinctorium plant. Following traditional Japanese 'Aizome', the leaves are naturally fermented for over 100 days without any chemicals. Once mature, cotton yarns are hand-dipped into the indigo once a day for 30 days, creating the rich, vibrant indigo hues 'Aizome' is renowned for.

Made from an extra-long staple, top-grade 13.5oz Zimbabwean cotton grown especially indoors and hand-picked. This cotton is famous for its exceptional strength and softness that is similar to the finest silk. The fabric is slowly woven on a first gen Toyoda GL9 shuttle loom. This vintage half-hand operated loom takes 5-7 days for a single pair of jeans. Because of this, each woven piece of fabric is only enough for one pair of jeans - making each pair truly unique and one-of-a-kind. The patch is a hand-woven natural indigo sashiko with exclusive hand-embroidered design. It depicts a magical gourd meant to catch evil spirits and bring good luck and life. The yoke lining is a luxurious natural indigo silk for exceptional strength and comfort. The custom top fly button and hand-hammered rivets are 925 silver. The selvedge ID is a special natural indigo thread. And the pocket bags are a GL9 Zimbabwe Cotton with limited 'Aizome' Momotaro print and Momotaro tab.

This is an extremely limited one-off release so we recommend purchasing early to avoid disappointment.

Momotaro's Natural Tapered fit has a medium rise with a regular thigh and a taper on the leg.

Unwashed denim: Momotaro advises that there may be shrinkage of 1-2cm on average (estimated).

We would always advise against tumble drying or washing in hot or even warm water. Always wash inside out to minimise indigo loss and to prevent streaking on the creases of the fabric.

Natural tapered fit
Button fly
Made by COLLECT Mills in Okayama, Japan
100% cotton
13.5oz selvedge denim
Blue selvedge ID
Pure silver hardware, including hidden rivets
Raised belt loops
Silk inside yoke
Momotaro 'Peach Boy' printed pocket bag
Plain back pockets (no arcuates)
Sashiko patch
Yellow contrast stiching

Each pair comes with a Momotaro 'Peach Boy' canvas drawstring carrybag.

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USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Monaco

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If you wish to return your order, we offer a full refund, exchange or store credit if it is sent back in brand new, resaleable condition (including all tags and product packaging) within 30 days.
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What Is Selvedge Denim?

Originally the denim cloth used to make jeans was produced on shuttle looms. These produced a tightly woven cloth by passing a continuous thread backwards and forwards. The resulting fabric was narrow and had finished edges or self-edges, hence the term selvedge. This fabric was relatively costly and slow to produce as were the jeans fashioned from it. When the demand for jeans rose dramatically in the latter half of the 20th century production methods were inevitably altered to create cheaper fabrics that could be produced in higher volumes. Shuttle looms were abandoned in favour of projectile looms which were quicker, which produced wider cloth and which did not use continuous threads. Denim now had unfinished edges with a frayed appearance.

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Selvedge Denim Care

Here at JEANSTORE we have a few tips on how you can keep your selvedge denim looking its best - by following these simple instructions you can ensure your jeans last longer, retain their shape and colour, and reduce your environmental impact too.

  • First and foremost, always follow the care instructions on the inside label of your jeans. Different jeans will have different recommendations, and these can vary depending on the nature of the fabric and the dye, amongst other things.

  • To soak or not to soak? It's personal preference, but with raw/unwashed/rigid denim there will be a lot of dye on the fabric that will bleed at first. You can soak your jeans inside out in warm water for 2 hours and hang dry before first wash to get rid of some of the dye, and make them feel less stiff/starchy. Others just put them straight on and don't care if their legs and shoes end up blue!

  • 'Breaking them in'. Two things to consider - is the denim raw or pre-washed? If washed, there won't be much 'breaking in' - that bit has been done for you.
    For raw and rigid denim, the general consensus is to wear the jeans for as long as possible before the first wash. Nudie Jeans Co. recommends wearing your raw denim for 6 months without washing. It's not compulsory, but the longer you wear them, the better they'll fit, and the better they'll fade.
    Secondly, is the denim sanforized (pre-shrunk) or unsanforized (shrink-to-fit)? Most selvedge denim we stock - even if raw/rigid - will be pre-shrunk to eliminate unexpected sizing changes. This means you can generally trust the size guide. If buying unsanforized denim, there's always an element of risk, so please ensure you follow the size guide and the washing instructions carefully! With shrink-to-fit jeans, they really can become the best denim you've ever owned as they mould to your body shape. You'll also get the most natural fades.

  • Try and wash your jeans once every 10 wears at most. Sometimes this just isn't possible, but it's a good guide to follow. Every wash puts strain on the fibres and 'wears' them, so the less you wash your jeans, the longer they'll last. We always recommend hand-washing selvedge denim.

  • Always wash your jeans inside out. This reduces dye/colour loss. If using a washing machine, keep the load minimal - if your jeans are too creased, the dye may fade more heavily along creases, causing streaky lines on your jeans.

  • If possible, always hand wash. It's not a deal-breaker, but it is much gentler on the fabric and you'll find your jeans fade more 'naturally'. If using a washing machine, keep the heat low and use a slower cycle. With raw denim, ensure you wash them separately for the first 5 washes, as the dye will bleed and transfer to other garments. Also be careful when sitting on light coloured surfaces or wearing white shoes.

  • Use natural detergents where possible. You don't want those nasty chemicals damaging your jeans, or the environment.

  • Don't tumble dry! Well, you can (we do, sometimes) but results can vary. If you're in a rush and need to tumble your jeans, ensure you keep the heat low. Excessive tumble drying can change the size/shape/fit of your jeans, and they'll often feel tighter when they come out. This isn't always a problem with stretch jeans, as after several wears they can feel a bit loose. Often any changes in your denim as a result of tumble drying are a result of the machine - not the denim.
    With selvedge denim, we always recommend hang-drying rather than a tumble dryer.

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Made in Japan
Non-Stretch or 100% Cotton
Selvedge Denim
Button Fly

Momotaro Jeans

'Made by hand without Compromise' - The slogan of Momotaro Jeans.
Every product created lives up to this motto. The brand was founded in 2006 in Kojima, Okayama - the home of the worlds best denim.

Momotaro Jeans, with their Okayama Spirit, understand what denim is - to it's very core. This understanding, and unwavering commitment to the intricate arts of dyeing, weaving, sewing and washing, result in some of the highest quality jeans you can find on the planet.

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