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Nine Lives Kalamazoo Sashiko Workshirt - Indigo
Nine Lives Kalamazoo Sashiko Workshirt - Indigo

Nine Lives

Kalamazoo Sashiko Workshirt - Indigo


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The Kalamazoo Sashiko Workshirt in Indigo by Nine Lives is made from a heavy weight 100% cotton proprietary Sashiko weave fabric. Born from the work of three fabric scientists, this material is the result of carefully determined amounts of spindle thread, tension, distance, and spool weight to produce the desired hand, depth, elasticity, and texture of this rare fabric. Made in what is likely to be the best Sashiko mill house in the world, this 18oz. fabric with a natural elasticity is produced in a natural indigo dye with a subtle green cast to the over-woven yarns, giving this statement piece a steely grey-blue hue that will patina beautifully with the heavy use this fabric is designed to endure. The shirt’s complex pattern renders a clean aesthetic by including reverse seamed dual chest pockets, a snap front placket, and a back shoulder gusset to yield a wider range of movement in this dutiful Sashiko. With its minimalist and efficient construction, the garment is perfect as either a shirt or outer layer, as needed. Through these considerations and specifications, the piece highlights the Nine Lives approach of taking heritage production techniques, disposing of the unnecessary, then designing something completely new from fabric production to fit. With triple needle construction, custom sunburst YKK gunmetal snaps, button cuffs and a hidden snap placket sleeve, the result is a tailored heritage-produced workshirt, elevated to a statement piece with a tremendous fabric development for the Rock Star Yakuza aesthetic.


  • Modern Fit
  • 100% Cotton
  • Exclusive 18 oz. Sashiko Fabric
  • Natural Indigo Dyed
  • Double & Triple Needle Construction Throughout
  • Reverse Seam Dual Chest Pockets
  • Gusseted Back Shoulder Panel
  • Custom Sunburst Gunmetal Snapped Placket
  • Dual Snap Cuff
  • Hidden Snap Sleeve Placket
  • Post-production Washed
  • Made in Japan


Model Measurements: 5'10" | 155 lbs. | 40" Chest | 32" Waist - Wearing Size M

Nine Lives is modern fitting and on the small side of true to size. We suggest you take your normal size or the larger of your range to wear as a shirt, and go up one size if planning to wear as an outer layer.

We recommend consulting our Sizing Guide and using our Virtual Size Chart.

Please feel free to Contact Us for additional assistance.

About Nine Lives

Using heritage-based materials and techniques in unheard of methods, Nine Lives is “Zen as Fuck.” Bi-centralized in Los Angeles and Tokyo, Nine Lives manages to be East and West but neither. They combine the highest quality patterning, material production and construction available, honoring olden techniques but with a pirate view of theft and appropriation of those elements to create something totally new, unseen, and sometimes obscene. Combining the experience of careers in tattooing, poetry, apparel and garment design,... View All Nine Lives Products