Product Introspection: DRY DENIM®

17.09.19

Dissertations

Pre-shrunk denim that has had the oil removed from the fabric by applying a special process. The image on the left shows the denim before the processing is applied, and the image on the right shows the denim after the processing is applied. 0117205005037 SOCIAL SCULPTURE DRY DENIM 3 / INDIGO
特殊な加工を施し油分を限りなく抜いて収縮させたデニム。左が加工前、右が加工後。0117205005037 SOCIAL SCULPTURE DRY DENIM 3 / INDIGO

Pre-shrunk denim that has had the oil removed from the fabric by applying a special process. The image on the left is before the processing is applied, and the image is after the processing is applied. 0117205006003 SS 101 JKT JUMBO DRY DENIM / INDIGO
特殊な加工を施し油分を限りなく抜いて収縮させたデニム。左が加工前、右が加工後。0117205006003 SS 101 JKT JUMBO DRY DENIM / INDIGO

The first time I started to get interested in clothing was when I saw a pair of vintage denim at a vintage clothing store during my early teenage years. I was immediately mesmerized by the distinct presence of authentic vintage items.

僕が最初に洋服に興味を持ったのは、ローティーンの頃、古着屋でヴィンテージのデニムを見たとき。本物のヴィンテージだけが持つ、何とも言えない独特の存在感がすごく魅力的でした。

We have conducted countless trial and errors in attempt to reproduce the unique feeling of vintage denim with the damaged denim that we manufacture, but one characteristic that we could not imitate and duplicate was the distinct "dry feeling" that vintage denim possesses. This detail, which is produced from the finely woven fabric, is further emphasized when the denim is continuously worn under the strong West Coast sun and washed over and over again using powerful American washing machines. How could we reproduce the authentic character created over the years in the environment in which the denim was used in and through the lifestyles of the people wearing them?

そうしたデニムの雰囲気を僕らが作っているダメージデニムで再現することはできないだろうかと、これまで試行錯誤を続けてきましたが、どうしても手に入れることができなかったのがヴィンテージデニムが持つドライ感。生地の目が詰まることで生まれるこの特徴は、西海岸の強い日差しの中で着続けられ、アメリカの強力な洗濯機でガンガン洗われることでもたらされるもの。長い年月をかけ、そのデニムがおかれた環境や、着る人のライフスタイルが作るそのリアルな表情を出すにはどうしたらよいのだろうか。

The finishing processing is conducted by hand for each item using natural dye and paint.
天然染料やペンキを使用した仕上げ加工は一点一点手作業で行う。

We continued to work hard to reproduce the texture and unevenness of the fabric over years of development, and finally came up with a method that consisted of applying a special treatment to remove the oil found in the fibers of the denim. Shrinkage from this process is extremely severe and difficult to control; it is a complex technique that normally should not be used for natural fibers.

その肌触り、凹凸感のある表情を再現することに何年も取り組み続け、ようやく行き着いたのが、繊維の油分を抜くために、ある特殊な加工を施しトリートメントするという方法。その加工の収縮率は非常に高くコントロールできないため、通常、天然繊維には用いない難しい技術です。

The stitches are also shrunk, so the width of the denim becomes finer and narrow. The original copper buttons specifically produced for this denim are individually painted by hand.
ステッチも収縮するため幅が狭ばり細かくなる。また、このデニムのためにオリジナルで製作された銅ボタンは一つ一つ手作業でペイント加工されている。

We struggled for a long time to stabilize the shrinkage and find consistency, but after repeated tests we finally came up with our own original "DRY DENIM®", which featured tightly woven fabric and a dry and deep texture. We were finally successful in incorporating the appeal found in vintage items, not just in terms of surface appearance but texture as well.
The textures, colors, and finishing processes are different with each pair of this unique denim, and we hope that you compare each of them at our store as if you're searching for the right pair of vintage denim.

なかなか安定せず苦労しましたが、何度もテストを繰り返してようやく形になった「DRY DENIM®」は、生地の目がグッと詰まり、ドライで奥行きのある表情を持ったものに仕上がりました。見た目だけでなく触った感覚も含めて、ヴィンテージの持つ魅力を取り入れることができたと思います。
肌触りや色合い、仕上げの加工具合が一本一本少しずつ異なるユニークなデニム。ヴィンテージデニムを探すように店頭で見比べてみてもらえるとうれしいです。

0117205005037 SOCIAL SCULPTURE DRY DENIM 3 / DK.INDIGO

0117205006003 SS 101 JKT JUMBO DRY DENIM / DK.INDIGO

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