In Japan, there was once a culture that repaired worn or torn workwear by sewing together different fabrics with an embroidery style called Sashiko. Sashiko was used mainly by the working class farming and fishing families to make more robust and practical workwear. A worn-out piece was stitched with layers of old cloth, producing a sturdy garment passed down through generations.
The "Noragi" is a signature piece widely associated with Japan with roots in historical Japanese workwear. We love Studio D'artisan's ability to mix these Japanese culture parts perfectly with the American workwear style. This time-honoured Japanese shirt features an American workwear silhouette, which is the best example. It is a progression of the historical style, inspired by the Japanese American heritage and the blending of cultures.
Studio D'artisan has made this Nogari Sashiko with jacquard weave and exquisite craftsmanship. Slub yarns in the same colour are used in some parts with twisted yarns to express the pale shade of used fabric. As Sashiko yarns lengthwise and crosswise express the hand-made warmth, the brand uses different types of threads in different directions so that the fabric shrunk when washed at the factory, giving a sturdy and rough surface.
The buttons are made of Corozo nut, sustainably sourced from Central and South America. The corozo nut is not cut down from the tree; instead, they wait for the nut clusters to drop to the ground from the corozo, or Tagua palm tree. The nuts are then dried for three months once they have become hard and ready to craft. The large nut is then cut into slices, shaped, and made natural 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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