Jack/Knife Outfitters | Kurashiki Canvas – Kakishibu

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I was introduced to this Okayama canvas company by some friends a couple years ago. I sent a lot of 10 meters to Jack/Knife in San Francisco earlier this year. They do a lot of tailored denim and workwear inspired garments. I asked them to build me two of these Barn Coats. They usually coat them in Otter Wax but I had a different approach in mind. A more traditional Japanese process to weather-proofing outerwear. Kakishibu
One Coat

When you first immerse cotton in persimmon tannin you get a light ocher color. But after time passes and sunlight rays hit the fabric…1.5 months

The sunlight and oxygen reacts with the tannins and darkens. This picture above is after roughly 2 weeks of sunlight. Once you finish one side you have to do the other.

Jacket Knife Outfitters - Kurashiki Canvas Kakishibu

After 2.5 months you will get this color brown. You will notice the colour is not consistent, and this is my favorite point about kakishibu this imperfectness is humble and brings out the beautiful texture of the fabric. It is like the color of an old penny. The fabric is quite stiff after the coating process, but this will go away once you soak and wash it.Jacket Knife Outfitters - Kurashiki Canvas Kakishibu 1 Jacket Knife Outfitters - Kurashiki Canvas Kakishibu 2

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