Sugar Cane is a Japanese brand focusing on reconstructing the early days of vintage workwear history. The brand has roots that goes back to the 1950's but it wasen't until the late 80's that Sugar Cane started building the reputation for being one of the best denim makers in Japan and it is a reputation they still deserve!
Here's Sugar Cane's version of a classic Chimayo vest. Inspired by the beautifully hand woven Chimayo textiles. The history behind this weaving tradition goes back to the 1540's when the Churro sheep were valued more for their wool than as food and the Chimayo settlers brought them when they reached New Mexico. In the 1840's woolen blankets were in high demand and weaving them was a way to make a living in the region and it is estimated that tens of thousands wool blankets were shipped from New Mexico during this time. Sadly after some decades success the the weavers and their creations fell off the map, and it wasn't until the early 1900'th century that weavers from Santa Fe came up with a new design that consisted of two simple stripes and a center design. This design became known as the "Chimayo design", bringing new life to the weaving tradition in New Mexico that has proven to be appreciated by many up until this day.
This Sugar Cane vest is not hand woven but they still manage to capture the beautiful texture, color and paterns that we associate with Chimayo weaving. The vest has two front pockets, four five cents coin buttons and all edges of the fabric are covered on the inside.
Douglas is 180 cm long with a weigh of 84 kilos and wears size 40.
- Sugar Cane & Co SC14993 Wool Blanket Vest - 75% ull - 16% bomull - 9% nylon - Two front pockets - Unlined - Five cents coin buttons - Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down.