Time for the second incarnation of a Ooe-Yofukuten X Bandanna Almanac collaboration. This time around we go back in time to the pre-riveted era of jeans. The time when single-needle construction was a standard and an integral part of the craftsmanship of tailoring.
Ooe-san has made these pants before if you may recall I featured them several years ago in this post. However I always felt I would like them more in denim, and with belt loops. I feel that the design of these pants are very versatile, even if you never get full functionality out of the design they are light and very comfy. They work with a multitude of styles and gender neutral.
The denim is a selvedge 10oz Japanese “dungaree style” sanforized with unique grey weft yarn. The construction is designed for comfort and function. 5 cleverly layered pockets on the front and one on the back. Single inseam construction means there is no out seam.They are reinforced from the waist to the bottom of the knee.
A very elegant one-piece fly, and a special reinforced crotch. The fit on these is straight forward, they will be delivered pre-shrunk so there shouldn’t be a worry about how they will fit after you wash them. They are darted in the hip, and then straight down the line. Considering the summer heat… this fit and fabric should be suitable for all-year wear.
When thinking about the fabric for these and details I came up with multiple images of occupations. Starting with movie-set painters, or sign painters or what I would term occupational-artists -people with long tools to stick in their pockets.(I have actually watched a few sign painters work… they use their pants pockets for their brushes a lot actually) The function isn’t occupation-specific but more of a versatile pair of pants that have amazing details, and that could actually be used for real work in upmost comfort. “Versatility without compromise of comfort, or relying heavily on historical accuracy or specific authenticity.”
While they may not get any awards for fashion, these are as rugged and hard-wearing as they come. The buttons have been painted over with army green paint, and will age nicely. The thread is 100% cotton “hemp-color”. That has a subtle contrast but not quite the typical orange, yellow, or white on regular jeans.
The labeling does not include any obtrusive branding. I went with a retro label that is a part of Ooe-san’s family history. This is a part of the Wayo-ism I was talking about a few months ago. The crossed thread snips are my collaboration stamp and I think it blends perfectly with the label they’ve designed. The waist and length sizing are indicated on the labels.
Pricing is 36,000 JPY. Shipping extra. Depending on how quickly orders come in we may be able to have them to your door by June. You can order these through email or though my Etsy page. Limited to 30 pairs.