The Tanuki PJKT (P Jacket) is made of a limited edition of Tanuki’s N fabric, called P fabric. It’s a slubby natural indigo 16.5oz fabric, with a beige weft and an absorbing fuzzy surface. It is made of a blend of Supima and Texas cotton (the cotton staples have very different lengths, which results in the slubby and fuzzy appearance of the fabric. The Supima cotton produces a different chemical reaction with the indigo dye, and therefore it is possible to see a very subtle purple hue in the weft. It will fade very nicely because natural indigo dye penetrates the core of the yarn, and Tanuki managed to combine different dyeing techniques.
Supima cotton is super long fibre cotton with a fibre length of 35mm or more and is thin and long in fibre, more uniform in length, more reliable in durability. It is said that the skin feel is comparable to cashmere.
The cut is a modern Type III fit without handwarmer pockets.
In the shoulder, there is the embroidered Tanuki 二 (Ni) logo, two parallel lines in Japanese Kanji representing the number 2. The lower line represents the past, tradition, the standard, peace. The upper line represents the future, change, strength. The red and blue colours of their logo refer to Japan’s flag, honouring their roots as denim artisans.
The Tanuki brand was established in 2016 in Okayama Prefecture. It comprises a small group of great artisans who are passionate about denim and boast more than 30 years’ experience in other brands in the industry. If there is something that characterizes Tanuki garments in addition to its modern cuts, it is the quality and variety of its fabrics, with prime importance given to the best cottons, natural indigo and the application of different types of tension on the shuttle looms when producing the fabrics.
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