The Okayama Spirit series pays tribute to the decades-long attention to denim craftsmanship in Okayama. The Okayama Spirit 4 is made to wear and fade beautifully, which goes all the way back to how the individual yarns are spun. To create such a richly textured fabric, the individual cotton yarns need to be spun at different speeds: slow speeds yielding thickness or ‘slubs’ in the yarn and faster speeds yielding thinness. These warp yarns are rope-dyed in indigo vats over and over again until they achieve a dark shade of indigo, but because of the shape of the yarn, the indigo doesn’t absorb evenly. Then master craftspeople using low-tension weaving on old shuttle looms turn the yarns into rolls of Japanese selvedge denim. All of this labor to create denim that, with time and wear, can demonstrate the beauty of the full range of indigo hues that reflect the life lived in denim. The Okayama Spirit 4 is Sanforized to remove the guesswork in sizing. The super thick 10oz natural veg tan leather patch will darken with time, evolving with the indigo denim.
Available Friday August 7th 2020