This week, we have a denim-heavy release orchestrated with the onset of spring, aka patina project season. With a host of new vintage-inspired pieces and some tried-and-true restocks, this assembly from Iron Heart, Momotaro, and Benzak boasts Japan’s heartiest precision-built garments made for the evolved enthusiast. Pick your passion from this trifecta of tough and prepare for the temperature swings and stormy to sunny days—the ideal capricious conditions to break-in dutiful tops and outerwear or deeply dyed denim. Let the fit shaping, crease creating, wear-mark detailing begin.
We have daily staples from Iron Heart that are perfect for the minimalist with streamlined wardrobe curation goals. The 114J Oiled Chore Jacket is a blacked-out, tonal, and textured combination of a 7 oz. oiled cotton outer, fleece lining, and corduroy collar accented with brass hardware for some built-tough bling. Back in a small re-up we have the 329-BRN Work Shirt in a 7 oz. burnt Brown Chino Twill also coming with tonal details for a solid and stout base layer to any heritage-inspired ensemble. New to the roster, the 10 oz. Blue Selvedge Chambray Work Shirt offers a better-than-vintage-original with selvedge line reveals, chainstitch run-off, and contrasting stitching.
This week’s story from Momotaro is one of special fibers that yield exceptional fabrics across our favorite fits. Coming in the slim legged 0306 and tapered 0405, we bring you an amazing warmer weather denim in a 13 oz. weight using organic Sea Island Pima Cotton that is one of the rarest, most temperamental cotton fiber varietals and has a luxurious, silk-like finish that will conform to the body and allow for precise fades. For those seeking a prominent slub and texture in the 0605 Natural Tapered and 0405 High Tapered, we have the US Revival Cotton denim using US-Grown long-staple organic cotton that’s deeply indigo dyed and woven into a low-tension denim that will soften over time with a structured drape and result in irregular vintage-styled fades.
Denim-geeks are cognizant of the covert features Benzak Denim Developers packs into each piece, from specially finished hardware to felled inseams, seven different thread weights, a hidden sixth pocket, and extensive chainstitching from from waist to hem. This release includes a catalog of Benzak fits in exceptional Collect Mills fabrics with the 006 Mid Slim in the 15 oz. Green Cast and 516 High Slim in the Special #1 for those true-to-blue projects. Then, our collaboratively developed 711 High Tapered comes in the 14 oz. Black + Ecru for those looking for a street savvy fade to grey with some workwear flavor, and the 14 oz. Indigo + Indigo for a steely and slick deep navy to blue denim.