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Studio D'Artisan Kyoto Black Kurozome Sashiko Workshirt
Studio D'Artisan Kyoto Black Kurozome Sashiko Workshirt

Studio D'Artisan

Kyoto Black Kurozome Sashiko Workshirt


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The Studio D'Artisan 5697 Kyoto Black Kurozome Dyed Workshirt is a limited collection piece produced in an exclusive 14 oz. Japanese Sashiko cloth for an all-natural, style-forward heritage collector's item. Kyoto Black dyeing methods date to the 9th century Heian period and were favored for samurai garments. They are now achieved by the nationally recognized Montsuki using binroji nuts in a repeated garment dip dying process to deeply saturate and layer black dye over the fabric. This rare technique is applied to an all-season heavyweight Japanese woven sashiko cloth utilized in martial arts garments for its unique multi-directional flexibility and textured weave with knit-like properties to create a comfortable and luxurious piece. The Studio D'Artisan Workshirt has a classic slim fit that works for various body types, and signature details are elevated from vintage originals like buttoned chest pockets and double button barrel cuffs, finished with custom Kyoto black tagua nut buttons. The SDA Kyoto Black Sashiko Workshirt is completely chainstitched throughout along with felled seams providing durable, old-world provenance that enables a journey into the ancient past by way of present styles, transported to you by a standout 40-year-old producer of heritage denim.


  • Modern Fit
  • 14 oz. Japanese Kyoto Black Dyed Woven Sashiko Cloth
  • Exclusive Traditional Korozome Binroji Nut Dyed - Kyoto Montsuki (JP)
  • Once Washed
  • 100% Cotton
  • Button Front Chest Pockets
  • Double Button Barrel Cuffs
  • Kyoto Black Dyed Tagua Nut Buttons
  • Felled Seams
  • Chainstitched Throughout
  • Bartack Reinforced
  • Limited Release
  • Made in Japan


Model Measurements: 5'11" | 190 lbs. | 42" Chest | 35" Waist - Wearing Size 44

Studio D'Artisan Shirting is generally true to measured chest size. The Kyoto Black Sashiko Workshirt runs on the small side of SDA shirting sizing and is made with a sanforized, once washed fabric with most shrinkage removed.  For normal wearing and fit preference, consider going up one size from measured chest.

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

Please feel free to Contact Us for additional assistance.

About Studio D'Artisan

Born 40 years ago in response to the mass production boom of 1979, Studio D’Artisan is one of the original players in the reproduction movement with Japanese manufacturers that embraced shuttle loom selvedge denim production as the western world adopted larger, more efficient, and lower quality loom technology. D’Artisan brings French design and workwear influence to Japanese handmade craftsmanship with one-roof production in Okayama, Japan. Specializing in shrink-to-fit fabric, SDA produces great fitting denim with simple artisan detailing that has... View All Studio D'Artisan Products