The G3 denim jacket is inspired by the '50s popular type II jacket, and its fabric is woven using an old Toyoda G3 shuttle loom. The Toyoda automatic loom "G3" was first introduced half a century ago. As the earliest power loom in Japan, the maintenance can be challenging simply because there are no more new replacement parts available; when maintenance is needed, they can only replace the parts by gleaning the parts that are still functioning from the same models which are no longer in use. Besides, it has very low productivity as it weaves only 5 meters of fabrics per hour. However, G3 is the only machine that still weaves the same workwear-like denim that had a unique rough surface, yarn evenness and ruggedness as what it did half a century ago. Studio D'Artisan is carrying on the legend of the earliest power loom "G3" and producing original denim with it.
The workwear-like denim that had a unique rough surface, yarn evenness and ruggedness can never be produced by modern machines with high productivity and consistency.
The 14oz deep indigo fabric has a beautiful slubby and rough texture with a fantastic hand feel. Its irregular appearance belies the surprisingly smooth comfort for the wearer.
Among its details, we can find a customized Studio D'Artisan leather patch and Studio D'Artisan custom black enamel coated steel buttons.
Under the slogan of "Reconstruction of great old things", Studio D'Artisan is one of the iconic brands of Japanese denim. Founded by Shigeharu Tagaki and reproducing classics of French and American workwear since 1979, Studio D'Artisan takes pride in having been one of the Osaka 5.
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