Shopping Bag

Heritage-Hot Stylin'

Iron Heart, Japan Blue, Momotaro


Releases from Iron Heart, Japan Blue, and Momotaro

As the temps rise, so do the spring-to-summer hot styling options from our trusty Japanese manufacturing brands that use traditional, time-tested manufacturing methods and evolve garments with fabric, fit, and details to create innovative pieces that highlight the originals. Iron Heart, Momotaro, and Japan Blue are all completely vertical producers looming proprietary fabrics and cutting and sewing them under one organizational roof, providing ingenuity, control, and precision from design to craftsmanship. A well-put-together warm-weather fit is challenging to achieve, as many either wait it out ‘till boot season or race to the bottom with garments not representative of their individual style. This collection has a vivid and soft palette for those who persist in the heat with classically inspired goods of unparalleled quality and definitive style.

Iron Heart

Bringing the heat with brilliant colors and lighter-weight fabrics, Iron Heart provides a breadth of shirting options for this season and beyond. We bring you the water-resistant cotton/nylon Ripstop Cargo Short that will easily go from the pool and beach to the forest hike and workshop. The new Short-sleeved Summer Shirt comes in a specifically developed 4 oz. Selvedge blend achieved in a plain weave like chambray. 

This new pattern is perfectly designed with tack-stitched cuffed sleeves, a camp-styled straight hem with a split side seam, contrasting white stitching with melamine buttons, and flap front pockets. The Vintage Check Short-sleeved Work Shirt comes in a vibrant Red or Green palette with tonal shades and black accents using a new reactive dyed yarn that conserves color while the fabric softens for more subtle fading. The White Denim Work Shirt and Blue American Check Selvedge Flannel Western are new icons with a bit of flash, while the Khaki Fatigue Cloth Western is ready for scorchers and single uniform dressing.

Japan Blue | Momotaro

We bring you the J301 Straight from Japan Blue in a solid Indigo and the Medium Indigo wash using their proprietary 14.8 oz. Selvedge Denim in premium US-grown cotton loomed at moderate tension and washed for a comfortable, casual drape. The J301, while titled towards a Straight, is one of the more impressive slim tapered fits in the market with a medium-rise and accommodating top block and a gracefully tapered leg in a cut that bridges a slim and relaxed tapered with elegant ease. Regardless of body type, this is a slim that will fit the build. The hand-washed and distressed Medium Indigo is just the right shade for an immediately accessible, worn-in denim vibe in first-rate selvedge denim, and the rinsed Indigo provides a wearable dark denim with a perfectly structured drape. With modern detailing and old-world construction, the Japan Blue Circle series is approachable and exceptional for a no-fuss go-to.

We have two new special types of denim from Momotaro curated in precise fits to provide premium options for these specific selections. The 0605-IVO is a 13 oz. Ivory Selvedge Denim in the modern-meets-classic Natural Tapered fit. As everyone is looking for that single bone/ecru denim option to add to the line-up, this selection has a dialed-in fit, color, and essential details to allow you to pull off natural-shaded jeans effortlessly. This lighter-weight denim comes with the same Zimbabwe cotton and medium tension shuttle looming recipe, tonal stitching throughout, nickel rivets, and a red selvedge line for a cleaned-up classic made with the finest production standards. The MXJE1103 comes in the slim and accommodating Narrow Tapered fit in a dressy 16 oz. Cotton x Silk selvedge denim that has a 3-yarn cotton warp x 2-yarn silk weft for a slick and luxurious fit, feel, and finish.