The Trophy Clothing “Dirt Denim” jeans are made of unsanforized 14.5oz indigo rope dyed fabric with several indigo dips, producing a rustic brown-indigo colour. They are made by a 75-year-old craftsman mandated with producing the denim fabric. He performs meticulous work in Okayama City, Japan, 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 extremely difficult 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.
The jeans are made by using low-tension techniques applied, resulting in a sturdy yet lightweight 14.5oz fabric and a slightly rough and somewhat irregular average vintage roughness. All jeans have been stitched with a polyester and cotton blend yarn of variable width for maximum durability.
The cut of the standard model 1605 Dirt Denim is a regular straight cut with a good amount of space in the thighs, knees and calves, thus achieving a very comfortable yet classic fit. They have a mid-rise.
Trophy Clothing is a small Japanese label founded by Masaki Egawa, an enthusiast of vintage clothing and motorbikes. With durability as the prime objective and under the slogan of “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, the garments produced by Trophy Clothing are made from resilient materials and each one of their elements, from the fabrics to the last of the buttons, are made in Japan according to Japanese artisan textile tradition.
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