One of the wildest fabrics we’ve ever laid our eyes on. And nope, it’s not your usual denim fabric. It’s a corduroy fabric! Similar to denim, corduroy has an extensively long history if we want to know more about its origin. Textile archivists came to the conclusion that the fabric’s original conception originated in Fustat, Egypt in 200 AD. Egyptian weavers figured out that thick twills and coarse sateen fabrics (often blended with wool and linen) were hearty enough to withstand brushing; the finish that made these fabrics soft and special.
And it’s not just an ordinary corduroy fabric. It’s an indigo corduroy. The indigo rope-dyed yarns constructed the fabric is what make this fabric truly intriguing. To add more particularity to this special fabric, it’s decorated with the Wabash print. Done by a discharge printing process that’ll remove / bleach out the signature patterns in an already woven and dyed indigo fabric. The dots / patterns you’re seeing below are called ‘Dekoboko-ten’ (means Irregular Dot) in Japan. It has the characteristic of looking like a hand-made sewing style.
This lightweight 8 oz. / sq. yd. indigo corduroy fabric was specially woven in Osaka, Japan. We utilized our Prospector Pants style as the base pattern. The Prospector was heavily inspired by the various pants pre 1890s era; the period when the rivet’s patent was still valid. It utilized nothing but a traditional single-needle construction. All the seams were hand-felled manually. Reinforcement stitch (on its back pockets) was used to replace the rivet’s function. It has a full cut with a regular straight leg.
The trims are by no means less special. We specifically used the special stout buttons, made by YKK Japan, which was a commonly utilized style in the late 1800s era. The pant is also equipped with suspender buttons. And last but not least, the handsome-lookin’ silver-dull finished cinch back hardware was also made by the same company.
~ 8 ounces indigo cord fabric
~ Rope-dyed indigo
~ Wabash print
~ Dekoboko-ten’ (irregular dot) wabash pattern
~ Milled in Osaka, Japan
~ 100% cotton
~ Brown canvas duck fabric lining (pocket bag, waist band, back pocket, and cinch back)
~ Regular cut with high rise
~ YKK Japan silver stout buttons
~ YKK Japan silver cinch back
~ Suspender buttons
~ Traditional single needle lock-stitch construction
~ Hand-felled seams (yoke and inseam)
~ Single felled belt loops
~ Canvas printed waist label
~ Special 12th Blue Spell label
~ Open seam construction (with shell overlock stitch) from bottom to top
|*may slightly differ each pairs, as they’re cut & sewn with hands|