A light breathable 12oz fabric that can be worn all year, perfect for the West Coast and warmer months.
Slubby and neppy irregular woven fabric is full of character.
The denim is very smooth sanforized, but there is a natural stretch to it. Expect the wasit to stretch out one inch if it fits snugly.
This work of craft is extremely limited, the production is crafted slowly depending on the availability of the natural resources and the weather. Humidity affects the vintage shuttle-looms when weaving linen, so the weather has to be ideally dry to produce these jeans.
Cottle collaborated with Kurashiki Honten Teori Institute to produce an indigo and natural petal dye that accurately reproduces the hue of the very first denim produced in Japan. The cast color of the denim is very unique, a subtle hint of cobalt blue with turquoise. This is a special collaboration in which only Cottle has the rights to produce.
Cottle's signature selvedge ID, is also one of the most unique selvedge patterns we have ever seen. Visually it is known as the "Valve Pattern" traditional to Kurashiki Folk Art in which Cottle unearthed from the Kurashiki Honten Teori Institute, combining folk art with high level craft.
The selvedge ID is featured on the legs, fly and coin pocket. The Bengara Red Selvedge is a hemp thread that is dyed by hand with an iron-oxide dye made from mud. This dye is used in traditional architecture, pottery, and even in ancient caves
- A timeless straight silhouette 5-pocket jean from Cottle's "Uniform For Living" collection which took over three years of development from start to finish.
- This garment is made in Okayama, and most of the production takes place directly at Cottle's own atelier - factory - gallery in Kurashiki.