The Trophy Clothing Authentic Denim jacket is a reproduction of the iconic Vintage Levi's 507 XX (2nd Type). It is made with unsanforized 13,5oz denim fabric. From the fabric to sewing to silhouette, it is made with care down to the last detail. It has two front pockets in the chest, double needle-stitched and waist clinch.
The jacket is made of an unsanforized 13,5oz fabric indigo rope dyed with several indigo dips, getting a beautiful deep indigo tone. It is made by a 75-year-old craftworker mandated of producing the denim fabric, he carries out 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 jacket is made using low-tension techniques applied in the shuttle loom resulting in a sturdy yet lightweight 13,5oz fabric with an amazing deep indigo colour.
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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