15.5oz Kibata (Loomstate / Unsanforized) Griege

I just recently added H011 to my denim vault. This is a very similar denim to the TCB 50s denim and is loomed at the same mill in Kojima. For my test run pair I went for a super hot long soak of the fabric before cutting and sewing. I wanted to flush out all the starch and then wear to experience how the denim behaves with this approach. I have since made a few pairs with this denim for some clients with my more traditional pre-soak methods so over time it will be interesting to learn how the super hot pre-soak vs a traditional soak change the fading and wear of the jeans. The denim is unique as it is a combination of a tighter weave for a Toyoda loomed and is made from a griege cotton with a slightly neppy weft. There are some runs of tate ochi on the rolls I have also so a few pairs will be more unique than others. The warp face is hairy and there is not much grin through of weft making the face pretty dark which is ideal for deepening fades over time.

A pair made with the fabric undergoing a hot long soak before cutting and sewing.

A pair made with the fabric undergoing a hot long soak before cutting and sewing.

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