Lot 0605 made by Momotaro is a pair of jeans with a normal waist and a tapered leg. The quality is just as good as vintage jeans from the middle of the 20th century but the fit has been updated giving them a more contemporary look shaped to suit the need of today. The fabric in the Momotaro jeans is woven by their in-house weaving company named Collect, which enables Momotaro to keep track and control the quality all the way from cotton fibre to finished products.
These jeans are made of a stunning 12 oz denim fabric made of cotton grown in Zimbabwe where the conditions for cotton with long and durable fibers are perfect. The cotton is then shipped to Japan where it is spun into thread and separated into weft and warp, and the warp yarn gets the magical treatment associated with indigo dyeing. The indigo also adds strength and durability to the fabric, and this together with starch from the weaving process is what gives the denim that special raw stiffness that you will encounter when breaking in a pair of raw denim jeans. With time it will soften and the indigo will fade, leaving traces of the person who wore them.
Keep in mind that the thickness of the fabric is not the key to a pair of long lasting jeans, the quality and length of the cotton fibers combined with the tension in which the cotton is spun and woven are equally important when it comes to making great denim.
This 12 oz fabric makes us think about the heydays of denim back in the late 20th century when the fabric was not thicker than 8 oz, and the first half of the 20th century when denim was woven with a thickness of 12-14 oz. Time has showed us that most pants back in the days were tough like nothing else and aged to perfection when worn and we will be looking forward to see the same evolution in these jeans from Momotaro.
Hemming is always included when you purchase a pair of jeans from us! Give us a comment or an email when you place your order and we will shorten them before we send them. Keep in mind that you won't be able to return the jeans if we alter the length for you.
- Momotaro 0605-12 Natural Tapered 12oz Zimbabwe Cotton Denim - Normal waist - Tapered legs - Button fly - Hidden back pocket rivets - 12oz Japanese selvage denim fabric - 100% Zimbabwe cotton - Sanforized, will not shrink noticeably in the waist but up to 3 cm in length - Thick pocket bags with woven Momotaro logos - Will stretch slightly when worn - Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. The thigh measurements are taken 10 centimeters down from the crotch straight across the pant leg.